Presentation: Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and Harmonics in HVAC Applications

Oct 20, 2016

On October 20, 2016, Larry Gardner, Product Marketing Manager, Yaskawa America, Inc. and Jeff Grant, Senior Sales Engineer, LONG Building Environments co-presented a webinar entitled, "Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and Harmonics in HVAC Applications" for the National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA).

This presentation covered the basics of design of conventional variable speed drives and the newer matrix design and their differences with regard to harmonics. The advantages and disadvantages of various means of harmonics mitigation was discussed along with the requirements of IEEE 19-2014.

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The National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) is a professional organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of state facility administration practices. NASFA is the only association dedicated exclusively to the state facilities professional and the unique challenges they face. Our diverse members are responsible for the planning, development, operations and maintenance of state facilities. Members represent facilities professionals in the departments of administration, transportation, real estate, parks, corrections, human services, and colleges and universities. NASFA provides a direct forum for the state facilities administrator to interact directly with their peers across the country on all aspects of state facilities management. As managers of public funds, our State members have a fiduciary responsibility to use these funds wisely and often times they are looking for solutions and partnerships with the private sector. This network is a valuable resource for professionals with similar interests, restraints and desire to find solutions.