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Basics of AC Induction Electric Motors – Magnetism

November 14, 2016

Todd A. Hatfield – Vice President of Engineering & Repair, HECO

This is the first article (video) in a series of articles on The Basics of AC Induction Motors. This video explores the basic principles of AC Induction motors. This segment discusses magnetism basics, the law of electromagnetic induction, AC current, and the explanation of the rotating magnetic field of an induction electric motor – getting to the basic parameters of how an AC induction electric motor works. This was originally presented at the Reliability, Process, and Maintenance (RPM) Symposium on Sep 13-14, 2016.

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Todd A. Hatfield, VP Engineering & Repair

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About the author:

Todd A. Hatfield is the Vice President of Engineering and Repair at HECO. He has over 35 years’ experience in generator and electric motor repair and engineering. Todd has a BS in Electrical Engineering, and his areas of expertise are: electrical and mechanical motor redesigns and engineering, root cause of failure analysis, and quality electric motor rebuilding.

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