High Accuracy Measurement of Total Losses in Fractional Horsepower Induction Motors

  • Azzeddine Ferrah Faculty of Engineering, Sharjah, UAE
  • Mounir Bouzguenda Electrical Engineering Department, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
  • Jehad M. Al-Khalaf Bani Younis College of Applied Sciences IBRI, Ibri, Oman


Large and small single-phase and three-phase induction motors are commonly used in industrial applications. The present work represents an attempt towards the design of a high accuracy system for the measurement of fractional horsepower (FHP) induction motor losses and efficiency. The calorimeter designed and built is capable of measuring heat losses of up to 1 kW with an overall accuracy better than 3%. During all tests, ambient temperature, humidity, motor speed and motor frame temperature were recorded using precise digital instruments. The inlet, outlet temperatures and resulting losses were recorded automatically using a high accuracy 12-bit data acquisition system. The preliminary results obtained demonstrate the suitability of the designed calorimeter for the accurate measurement of losses in FHP induction motors.

Sep 15, 2015
How to Cite
FERRAH, Azzeddine; BOUZGUENDA, Mounir; AL-KHALAF BANI YOUNIS, Jehad M.. High Accuracy Measurement of Total Losses in Fractional Horsepower Induction Motors. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 13-16, sep. 2015. ISSN 2412-4362. Available at: <http://researchplusjournals.com/index.php/IJARE/article/view/201>. Date accessed: 25 oct. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24178/ijare.2015.1.2.13.

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