The IDS Energy Efficiency Motor Audit will give you the facts and figures, including predicted payback times and total energy and monetary savings possible for each motor, if controlled with an inverter. The audit takes about an hour (depending on the size of the site) and involves a guided tour of your facility. Once the applications have been appraised an Energy Efficiency Motor Audit will be presented along with a quote to provide the required level of service. Book an Energy Efficiency Motor Audit – simply complete the form below or call 0115 944 1036 or email [email protected]

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Book an Energy Efficiency Motor Audit

Please note, we are only able to supply and service UK based businesses. If you are overseas and require assistance with ABB Variable Speed Drives, please visit the ABB website here.

*Please note whilst every endeavor will be made to comply with your chosen Audit Date, we cannot guarantee it. If we are unable to make your requested date, we will provide you with alternative dates and do our best to find a mutually convenient appointment slot.

Why Book an Energy Efficiency Motor Audit?

For many organisations, energy is one of the top 3 production costs. There are many incentives for UK industry to reduce their carbon foot print: ESOS, the Climate Change Agreement not to mention the seemingly ever increasing energy costs. It is no surprise then, there are a plethora of seemingly miracle energy saving devices, from under floor heating to LED bulbs and solar panels, some of which will save a business quite a bit of energy over time. Then of course we have all the different ways of producing cheaper energy: wind farms, fracking etc. and you can switch suppliers to get a better deal on your energy… stop! 

None of these actions comes close to the energy saving potential you get by simply saving the energy you use by adding inverters to your electric motors.

“Did you know? On an industrial site with an electricity bill of £150,000 per annum, an average of £100,000 per annum can be spent on running motors.” ABB.

energy efficiency motor audit smlElectric motors are used on applications such as:

  • Air handling units (AHUs) in Hospitals, large office complexes, factories and warehouses
  • Pumps in our swimming pools, sewage and water treatment works
  • Fans in our production areas
  • Plus every electric motor driven application such as: chiller  plants, conveyors, grinders, extruders, crushers, HVAC fans, refrigeration pumps and fans, air compressors and even extractor fans in our restaurants…


Electric motors are everywhere and so is the energy saving potential.

How does an inverter save energy?

An inverter gives control where there is none. An electric motor by design is either on or it is off. For example, when an electric motor is powering fans and pumps the flow is controlled by a valve or damper. To turn down the air flow in an air handling unit a damper is used, but the motor is still running at full speed. An inverter will give you control of the motor and enable you to turn the motor down. If you reduce the motor speed by 20% the energy saved equates to 50% (see cube law), that applies to pump and fan applications. For other applications the energy and therefore monetary savings are still substantial!

To find out just how much energy can be saved at your facility book an Energy Efficiency Motor Audit, our ABB inverter experts will visit your site, appraise the motors, applications, run times and energy use and provide the detailed audit which will include predicted energy savings, predicted monetary savings, cost to specify, supply and commission the ABB inverter(s) and a predicted payback period. Use the form above to book your Energy Efficiency Motor Audit or call our team during office hours on 0115 944 1036 or email [email protected]