Famed Boston Hotel Reaping Benefits of Massive Motor Energy Savings

Hotel ECM motor retrofit saves 400,000kW per annum

Plant Engineer, May 27, 2014

Electronically-commutated motors (ECM) from Regal Beloit have been installed in more than 800 rooms at the Westin Copley Place Hotel, providing motive drive right down to air conditioning systems.

The hotel’s engineering department selected the ECM motor technology because it is based on a brushless dc permanent magnet design that is more efficient than standard induction motors commonly found in air handlers, air conditioners and refrigeration applications.

By combining electronic controls with brushless dc motors, the latest generation ECMs can maintain efficiency across a wide range of operating speeds.

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