The facilities infrastructure that we maintain use a large number of motors of various capacities and types in many types of applications. In fact without electric motors that convert electrical energy into mechanical energy, most of our work will not get done. Thus motors are one of the largest energy consumers in any infrastructure set up.
This would mean that any energy conservatioin programme should definitely look into optimum utilisation of motors through periodic maintenanance and operations management. The linked article is from the February 2010 issue of Maintenance Solutions magazine. The article is in three parts.