Experimental Investigation of VFD-Fed Scalar Control of Induction Motor for Pumping Application

  • Vishnu Kalaiselvan Arun Shankar
  • Subramaniam Umashankar
  • Shanmugam Paramasivam
  • Padmanaban Sanjeevikumar
  • K. N. Dileep Sailesh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 435)


In this proposed paper, the experimental results on variable frequency drives (VFDs)-fed pumps are taken out into considerations that are obtained from the laboratory set-up and the modelling done by the author. The simulation study of induction machine using the speed control technique V/F for pumping application is made. To survey the drive performance, VFDs manufactured by Danfoss, with their own control system is used as a special planned simulator. The aim of this paper is to compare and evaluate the results taken out in laboratory and MATLAB/Simulink for an effective pumping system. The simulation and experimental results shown in the article are used to determine the performance of pumping system.


Squirrel cage induction motor (SCIM) Variable frequency drives Scalar control Centrifugal pumps Experimental set-up 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vishnu Kalaiselvan Arun Shankar
    • 1
  • Subramaniam Umashankar
    • 1
  • Shanmugam Paramasivam
    • 2
  • Padmanaban Sanjeevikumar
    • 3
  • K. N. Dileep Sailesh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Energy and Power ElectronicsVellore Institute of Technology (VIT) UniversityVelloreIndia
  2. 2.Danfoss Industries Private LimitedChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringUniversity of JohannesburgAuckland Park, JohannesburgSouth Africa

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