VFDs: Practical Use and Real Economics for Water Systems : 2 p.m. CST July 21 Click Here to Register
This webinar will discuss the practical uses and limitations of variable frequency drives or VFDs for water systems. The presentation will cover wells, treatment process control, and system distribution and pressurization. It is based on two years of data collection from an operating water system employing 7 VFDs in diverse applications. The presentation will reveal: how VFD performance in the real world differs from theory; how VFDs can be more or less efficient than alternative drive systems depending on the circumstances; and how cost savings may depend more on the power company rate structure than pumping efficiency.
Presented by Todd “Ike” Kiefer. Kiefer is the President of the Board of a rural Mississippi water utility system of 4,000 meters. He is a retired 25-year military officer, Naval aviator, EA-6B Prowler pilot. Kiefer was also the “Mayor” of largest air base in Iraq providing all utilities and public administration functions for 20,000 tenants. He has degrees in physics, strategy, and history. Kiefer is currently director of government relations and economic development for East Mississippi EPA, and president of North Lauderdale Water Association.