Selection of AC Induction Motors for Mining Applications

Although motors may appear to be the least complicated component in the specification of mining equipment, this paper begins to demonstrate that mining applications present an immense matrix of application criteria to properly specify, design and build motors. To obtain the correct motor for the specific job, communication, expectations and knowledge must be exchanged between the mine operator, driven equipment manufacturer and motor supplier.

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The criteria for motor selections includes:

  • Proper Enclosure

  • Driven Equipment Torque Requirements

  • Bearing Life

  • Temperature Rise

  • Starting Requirements

  • Ambient Temperature

  • Altitude

  • Accessory Requirements