Electric Pump Motors

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When selecting an electric motor for a pump station, it is important to choose one that can develop enough horsepower to drive the pump. Often motors are selected to be non-overloading at the end of curve. This means that even at the maximum power requirement for the pump, the motor is large enough to drive the pump without overloading. In submersible pumps there are several important factors that come into play for proper selection. We will start from the top of the motor and work our way down. Cable Connections: Obviously if the motor is submerged in the liquid the …