ABB VFDs for HVAC Applications

Why are ABB Variable Frequency Drives Important for HVAC applications?

ABB variable frequency drives1 (VFDs) provide energy savings, building comfort, simplicity and reliability - all key factors to a high performing building.

What do ABB VFDs do?

In the simplest terms, ABB VFDs help regulate the performance of electric motors, pumps or fans to ensure they operate in the most efficient and reliable manner.

Highlights include:

  • Low and medium voltage
  • PLCs
  • Compact wall-mounted and cabinet-built
  • Built-in pump application functionalities such as sensorless flow calculation, multi-pump control, level control, soft pipe fill, dry run protection, and quick ramps
  • Solution for keeping impeller of pump clean
  • Hand-off-auto control panel
  • PC to Drive composer
  • Bluetooth capabilities
  • Built-in energy calculator
  • Local expertise, service and stock inventory

Where should ABB VFDs be?

  • Buildings ranging from office towers and hospitals to schools and data centers. Almost any type of building.
  • Across many applications that use electric motors - including air handlers, water pumps, cooling towers, exhaust fans, chillers and more!

Who should be interested?

  • Mechanical and electrical engineers/design professionals
  • Building owners
  • Mechanical and electrical contractors
  • Building facilities personnel

Regions Served

We are proud to be the local ABB VFD rep for HVAC applications in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Vermont and New York’s Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, and Orange counties.

ABB VFDs for Water/Wastewater Applications

Why are ABB Variable Frequency Drives Important for water/wastewater applications?

ABB variable frequency drives1(VFDs) for water2 and wastewater3 simplify your pumping processes and motor control while ensuring energy efficiency.

Where should ABB VFDs be?

  • Desalination or irrigation plants
  • Pumping stations
  • Municipal freshwater and wastewater treatment plants
  • Water and wastewater networks

Who should be interested?

  • Municipal professionals
  • Water/Wastewater professionals
  • Mechanical and electrical engineers/design professionals
  • Townships and facility owners
  • Mechanical and electrical contractors
  • Facilities personnel

Regions Served

We proudly serve New England’s water and wastewater markets as the local ABB VFD representative.

Important Terms

1 Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is a type of motor controller that drives an electric motor by varying the frequency and voltage supplied to the electric motor. Other names for a VFD are variable speed drive, adjustable speed drive, adjustable frequency drive, microdrive and inverter.

2 Water treatment is any process that improves the quality of water to make it more acceptable for a specific use such as drinking water. Water treatment removes contaminants and undesirable components, or reduces their concentration so that water becomes fit for its desired end-use.

3 Wastewater treatment is the process used to remove contaminants from wastewater or sewage and convert it into an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle with minimum impact on the environment, or directly reused.

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ABB variable frequency drives will help support a 50% increase in future capacity at Hartford Hospital’s Bliss Building.