7.8802.1 Motor and Control Replacement

Topic: 
Baseload—Special Considerations
Subtopic: 
Spas, Hot Tubs, Saunas
Desired Outcome: 
Peak energy demand decreased
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TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8802.1a
Assessment

Pool service professional will determine specifications for motor and controls

Electric energy rate will be assessed

Determine need for motor replacement

Ensure cost savings

7.8802.1b
Selection

Motor will be physically compatible with frame size

Motor will be electrically compatible with voltages and phases

Motor will be UL UL Underwriters Laboratories listed for pool, spa, or hot tub use

Motor will meet efficiency standards of APSP-15

Motor will be at least 2-speed

If controls are outdoors or near water, they will be suitable for use in a wet location

Ensure proper equipment operation

Reduce peak energy demand

Ensure occupant safety

7.8802.1c
Installation

Installation will be performed by qualified personnel

Pump will be de-energized before beginning work

Appropriate lockout procedures will be followed in accordance with OSHA OSHA U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, www.osha.gov 1910 Subpart S and ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70E

Motor and controls will be installed in accordance with ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70 Article 680 and manufacturer specifications

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety

Optimize motor and control performance

7.8802.1d
Decommissioning

If operational, motor will be stored for temporary backup use and labeled as such

If nonoperational, motor will be disposed of in accordance with local ordinances or manufacturer specifications

Use resources efficiently

Protect the environment

7.8802.1e
Staff education

Building operations staff will be provided with warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information

Educate building operations staff about operation and maintenance of equipment

Ensure continued savings