IMPROVING FAN MOTOR EFFICIENCY IN HVAC AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS

The ratio of energy use to square footage can be shockingly high in convenience stores. HVAC and refrigeration systems running 24/7 consume a lot of energy, often more than they need to. Enter the Turntide Smart Motor System—a drop-in replacement for the outdated, inefficient induction motors that are pervasive in rooftop HVAC units (RTUs), air handlers (AHUs) and air-cooled refrigeration condensers. In independent testing by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Turntide Smart Motor System beat the legacy induction motors in every scenario—producing up to 71% energy savings. And in multiple customer sites across every sector, it’s reducing HVAC system fan use by 24 – 83%.

If that’s not compelling enough, the Smart Motor System can slow blower speeds of RTUs during off-peak hours or based on occupancy and it can be programmed to control lighting and other aspects of your store. Additional RTU Failure Detection functionality provides early warning of undesirable HVAC conditions. Minimize downtime, ensure optimal air quality and comfort, and save energy with the most efficient, reliable, and intelligent motor ever made.

SMART MOTOR RETROFITS MAKE CONVENIENCE STORES MORE PROFITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE.

  • Significantly reduces HVAC system energy in all operating modes with compelling paybacks on capital investment
  • Responsively slows blower speeds in RTUs during off peak hours or based on occupancy
  • Replicates easily across multiple locations with varying rooftop units as a brand agnostic motor replacement
  • Serves as an energy management system by matching systems operations to real-time needs

The Smart Motor System is turning ordinary convenience stores into smart buildings. Contact us to learn more.

WHY DOES THE WORLD NEED A SMARTER MOTOR?

Electric motors and the systems they drive are the single largest electrical end-use, consuming twice as much as lighting.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2011). Energy-efficiency Policy Opportunities for Electric Motor-driven Systems

WHY RETROFIT WITH TURNTIDE SMART MOTORS?

  • Get 21st century RTU efficiency without replacing the whole system
  • Drop-in fan motor replacement for HVAC systems
  • Greater efficiency, serviceability, and dependability than VFDs
  • Simple design; inherently reliable
  • Integrated control and monitoring
  • Seamlessly integrate into your BMS, or easily program your own sensor controls
  • Remote updates improve the system over time
  • Compelling return on investment

The future requires smarter buildings. The Smart Motor System is taking us there.

The Smart Motor System is a drop-in replacement for the outdated, inefficient induction motors that are pervasive in millions of HVAC systems around the world. It’s the first software-driven switched reluctance motor: the most efficient, reliable, and intelligent motor ever made.

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