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Discover your motors` carbon footprints online

05 June, 2008

ABB has launched an on-line calculator that shows how an organisation can reduce its carbon footprint by using variable speed drives to control its motors. The user enters a motor’s rating, and the calculator shows the energy savings in kWh, as well as the monetary savings, the cost of a suitable drive, and the payback time. The carbon savings are also translated into car and air miles.

ABB Carboin Calculator

"Quantifying the carbon footprint helps organisations to manage their footprint and reduce emissions over time," says Steve Ruddell, ABB’s general manager for drives and motors. "But motor energy use is frequently overlooked, despite being the largest are of electricity use in industry.

"There are already many carbon calculators around but none, as far as we know, that addresses this huge area of energy use," says Ruddell. "Our new calculator aims to plug a huge gap in the market."

The carbon calculator can be accessed via


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