Every step of the way, from the fuel to the grid, variable frequency drives (VFDs) are used to smoothly start large motors and continuously adjust the speed as required by the process. Induction and synchronous motors driving boiler feed pumps, forced draft fans, induced draft fans, service water pumps, and conveyors use VFDs to provide high power, accurate speed control, and efficient flow control with significant energy savings.
Typical Drive Applications in the Power Plant:
- Induced and forced draft fans
- Cooling tower fans and pumps
- Boiler feed pumps
- Service water pumps