Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)

What’s the course about?:

A 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. VFDs are used in applications ranging from small appliances to the largest of mine mill drives and compressors. A variable-frequency drive consists of the following three main sub-systems: AC motor, main drive controller assembly, and drive/operator interface. Other names for a VFD are variable speed drive, adjustable speed drive, adjustable frequency drive, AC drive, micro-drive, and inverter.

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)

Course objectives:

The course provides a solid foundation for students in understanding Variable Frequency Drives. It is designed around common applications involving HVAC, pumps, fans, conveyors and other specific applications including those that require constant torque operation. It covers AC motors, VFD configuration, component layout, control methods, installation requirements, operation, setup, programming, preventive maintenance, power quality and harmonics issues and more.

Key course content:

  • Architecture of VFD
  • Different motor Control techniques
  • Working with Basic Operator Panel (BOP)
  • VFD commissioning
  • I/O field devices interfacing
  • PLC, SCADA & VFD Interfacing

Who can enroll:

Students, professionals, research scholars of electrical, electronics and instrumentation sphere, and students pursuing their Bachelors, Diploma or Masters in ECE, EEE, E&I and industry professionals.

Job opportunities:

VFD Service Engineer, VFD Commissioning Engineer, Executive Electrical Maintenance, Automation Engineer, Electrical Technician, Factory Manager, Instrumentation Engineer, Site Electrical Engineer, and Sales Engineer – Industrial Automation are some of the jobs available in this domain.