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On-Demand Webinars


ACH580 Startup Assistant, E-Clipse Startup & Primary Settings​

In this Short Stuff Session, we will be showing some of the features which speed up setting up your drive, monitoring the drive, and tweaking settings. Get your drive up and running in only a few short minutes by taking advantage of the Startup Assistant and learn how Primary Settings can be used to change multiple parameters at once by only changing a single setting! Short Stuff Sessions are meant to be 30 minutes or less in length.

Presenter: Michael Moersfelder, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineer

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Adaptive Programming​

Use Adaptive Programming to program the drive to do something special.  In this webinar, we help you get started with Adaptive Programming and go through all of the different function blocks available.

Presenter: Jesse Stark, ABB HVAC Channel Manager

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Advanced Damper Control​

Easily program your drive to control your inlet and/or outlet dampers and use the onboard I/O to save you money when controlling remotely. ACH580 Feature sessions are meant to take 30 minutes or less.

Presenter: Richard Peksa, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineer

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Advanced Harmonics

Harmonics 101 covered a lot of basic info about harmonics, their causes, and effects on your electrical systems.  This advanced topic will dive deeper into the physics and the math behind what causes harmonics and some of the more obscure issues that harmonics can cause.

Presenter: Dan Gaffney, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineer

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Basic VFD Troubleshooting

VFDs are more advanced than ever before, but they have never been easier to troubleshoot. But what happens when the control panel doesn't give you a clear indication of what is going on with the VFD? This presentation will cover basic problems and nuisance trips that may be encountered with VFDs. Safety comments and wiring tips will be covered as well.

Presenter: Larry Stanley, ABB Drive Business Development Manager

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Bluetooth Control Panel for the ACH580​

What is Bluetooth? What products are compatible? Features and advantages of Bluetooth. What is Drivetune and how can it be used and help with your operation.

Presenter: Al Jones, Senior Technical Instructor

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Correctly Applying a VFD to a Motor​

Selecting a VFD to a motor can be as simple as checking out the horsepower and the voltage of the motor - but when is it not so simple?  Check out this webinar if to find out when you should be oversizing your drive (de-rating) and if output filtering is needed.

Presenter: Tim Skell, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineering Manager

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Customizing the ACH580 Control Panel​

The high-resolution screens found on the latest drives from ABB allow for more text to be displayed and easily read by the user.  ABB has expanded the ability to customize faults, warnings, and contact info so that maintenance personnel are spending their time fixing the issue instead of trying to find out what is wrong in the first place.  This How-To presentation will walk a user through customizing the ACH580.

Presenter: Jonathan Marten, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineering

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Harmonic Estimation Tool​

The Harmonics calculator tool was designed for engineers to easily estimate the total harmonics in their system and select the appropriate harmonic mitigating solutions to create a cost-effective design that meets IEEE-519 requirements.  This webinar walks users through the basics of how to use the Harmonics Calculator.

Presenter: Peter Wilder, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineering

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Harmonics 101​

This presentation will explore power line harmonics caused by variable frequency drives operating in building electrical networks. At the end of this webinar, you will have a better understanding of the causes of harmonic distortion, what is IEEE-519, and the different types of harmonic mitigating strategies and how to effectively use them to meet IEEE-519.

Presenter: Dan Gaffney, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineer

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Motor Technologies & VFDs​

Motors have come a long way since they were invented in 1832.  Efficiency is the name of the game and is driving new developments.  This webinar will cover the basics of standard induction motors and a run down of all the new high-efficiency motor designs like Permanent Magnet (PM) Motors and Synchronous Reluctance Motors (SynRM).

Presenter: Louis Hill, ABB HVAC Drives Product Manager

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Proper BAS Integration to VFDs​

Communication is key!  Building Automation Systems (BAS) are widely used to control the climate in commercial buildings.  This webinar will go over the different ways to control the drive through the BAS - whether it's through hardwire I/O or over a communication protocol like BACnet MSTP.  Learn what to expect based on the way you want to connect and control the VFD.

Presenter: Dan Gaffney, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineer

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Understanding VFD De-rating​

The term de-rating a drive implies that a VFDis intentionally oversized to be used in an application that requires less power. If a drive isn't properly oversized and de-rated when appropriate it can result in your your drive overheating or even pre-mature failure! In this webinar, you will learn the different reasons why you would de-rate a drive as well as guidelines on how much the drive should be oversized by to ensure your VFD will work in your application for years to come.

Presenter: Richard Peksa, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineer

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VFD 101​

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are a commonly used piece of equipment across the industrial industry. This webinar will introduce what VFDs are and how they operate along with how they control electric motors. With a basic understanding of how VFDs control electric motors, this presentation will describe the positive effects a variable frequency drive can have on the system.

Presenter: Richard Peksa, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineer

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VFD Schedule Generator

The VFD Schedule Generator is a simple tool to help generate VFD Schedules for Mechanical Drawings.  VFD Schedules are a great addition to the VFD Specification by allowing engineers to customize requirements for each drive more easily.  Make sure each of your drives has everything required to work exactly as they need to!

Presenter: Richard Peksa, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineer

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VFD Submittals for Engineers & Contractors​

The presentation will take a look at a sample project, starting at the one-lines. We will discuss how to read a one-line, with respect to identifying VFD information. We will discuss how VFD specifications and schedules come into play and recommendations for how Engineers provide that information to those who are bidding on a project. This will also include a brief strategy discussion for how to handle harmonic mitigation requirements. Then we will transition to reviewing a VFD submittal, and identifying those key items within the submittal that an Engineer needs to look out for, and what a Contractor needs to confirm proper coordination of their scope. We will also spend some time on VFD electrical schematics, showing how to read a schematic to identify hardware such as bypass contactors and confirm basic control logic. The webinar will use a typical HVAC project as an example. However, the concepts and information are also applicable to the Water & Waste Water industry and certain Industrial applications that you a plan & spec approach to the design and procurement of VFDs.

Presenter: Tim Skell, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineering Manager

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