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Economic Considerations - Motor Repair vs Replacement

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by Ratneshwar Dhar
26 March 2015

It is a common perception among industrial consumers that it is economical to repair an existing motor as against replacing it. However it is important to have a holistic view while determining whether to repair or replace the motor.��� Efficiency alone does not give a complete picture, it is important to look at other factors associated in tandem to arrive at the most suitable solution. Introduction It is a common perception among industrial consumers that it is economical to repair an existing motor than to replace them. This is true to an extent when we consider the initial cost of purchasing a premium efficiency motor; however the scenario may be altogether different when the cost savings associated with an energy efficient motor or efficiency degradation for a motor repaired is considered. Although the motor efficiency and the energy consumption is an important consideration, there are several factors such as effect of motor downtime on the profitability, availability of motor with similar specifications, reliability of the motor repaired, etc which need to be assessed further. This would help consumers analyze the economic viability of motor repair as against replacing the motor.   Author: Ratneshwar Dhar

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