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Electric Motors - How they Work; When they Don't; How to Reduce Operating Costs


This presentation will cover basic and advanced principles of electric motor design and operation; how and why motors fail; and how to achieve greater energy efficiency and reliability. We will conclude our presentation with a methodology for predictive motor failure analysis.

Presented By

Thomas Sherman, C.E.M., C.E.A., C.D.S.M.
Sustainable Energy Services, Inc.

Tom is the founder and president of Sustainable Energy Services, Inc., an unbiased and independent energy management services company that serves non-residential customers throughout the U.S. Services include ASHRAE Level I, II & III Energy Audits, Energy Procurement, Demand Response, Energy Project Management, Post Project Measurement and Verification, Utility Rebates, and other energy related services.

Prior to Sustainable Energy Services, Tom was co-founder of PCX Energy Services where he conducted industrial and commercial energy audits. He was also a member of the energy consulting practice at FirstEnergy Corporation, and held senior management positions at Buschman Corporation, Enersys and Sola Electric.

Tom has been a regular speaker on energy efficiency at regional and national energy conferences including the Annual Ohio Energy Conference, GlobalCON and the World Energy Engineering Congress.  He has also been a past speaker at the National Retail Construction Conference, National Restaurant Association Conference, National Grocers Association Conference, AEP Conference on Compressed Air, and is a speaker/trainer for the Operator Training Committee of Ohio.  Tom serves on the Policy Board of Advanced Energy Economy Ohio and the Environmental Task Force of the Ohio Grocers Association.  He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, and is a Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.), Certified Energy Auditor, (C.E.A.) and Certified Demand Side Manager (C.D.S.M.).  Tom earned his BS in Physics from Northeastern Illinois University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.