The Case of the Improperly Terminated Motor

The Case of the Improperly Terminated Motor

What led a qualified electrician with more than 20 years of experience to make incorrect motor connections?

For most electrical professionals working in an industrial or manufacturing setting, motor replacement is considered routine maintenance work. This case, which involved a 25-hp, 460V 3-phase motor that had been in service for several years but needed to be replaced due to failed bearings, appeared to be no different than other motors the in-house electrical staff had worked on in this particular industrial facility. But after replacing the motor, the pump still wasn’t operating properly

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