Accession Number : ADA140085

Title :   Field Demonstration of Three-Phase Wanlass Motors.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 81-Apr 83,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Dann,G.

Report Date : JAN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : Electric motors are major part of the load at Naval shore facilities. The Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL) investigated the Wanlass motor as a means of reducing power consumption, reducing current flow, and improving power factor, as compared to standard motors. NCEL surveyed the literature on single-phase and poly-phase Wanlass motors and tested poly-phase Wanlass motors. Efficiency, current, power factor, load sharing, temperature rise, vibration and noise, torque-speed, and reliability were judged. A reduction in current flow and a corresponding improvement in power factor can be expected with the Wanlass rewind. A small improvement in efficiency - a reduction in power consumption - is possible but not certain. It was recommanded that Wanlass rewinds not be purchased on the basis of energy savings or power factor improvement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Electric motors, Harmonic generators, Noise, Alternating current, Energy, Savings, Sharing, Capacitors, Naval shore facilities, Vibration, Reliability, Marine engineering, Motors, Power, Efficiency

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE