LAS VEGAS, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Power Efficiency Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: PEFF), a developer and international marketer of patented energy-saving devices for alternating current induction motors, announced a world leading elevator and escalator manufacturer and service provider, has sold and installed EcoStart(R) controllers in the escalators and elevators at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac). EcoStart(R) controllers are based on Power Efficiency's energy saving technology and are manufactured by Power Efficiency Corporation.
SeaTac is regarded as a model among airports in the United States for saving energy. The airport achieved Washington State Governor Gary Locke's goal of saving 10% of the energy it consumes through three initiatives, one of which was the installation of 60 motor controllers on escalators and elevators.
Douglas Holbrook, Manager of Utilities and Business Management, Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, said, "We installed the EcoStart(R) controllers, about three years ago. We are very happy with the product, which requires very little maintenance, plus it saves the airport approximately 30% on energy use." By using the EcoStart(R) controllers, SeaTac estimates that it saves 54,000 KWH every month.
As a result of the Controller's success at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Controllers were also recently installed in escalators at Anchorage International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airports. Power Efficiency, along with the world's leading elevator and escalator manufacturers, are presently evaluating new airport locations for the sale and installation of its Controllers. These companies are dedicated to saving energy, and Power Efficiency offers a product that can deliver on this promise.
According to Steven Strasser, CEO of Power Efficiency Corporation, the energy saving kits can produce savings of up to 35% while extending motor and equipment life. Strasser pointed out that most escalators consume full power constantly. Power Efficiency allocates power "in direct proportion to the required workload, eliminating wasted energy." By reducing current and voltage to the motor, the system also keeps motor temperatures low, extending motor life and increasing energy efficiency.
Power Efficiency Corporation designs and manufactures energy saving motor controllers, which include a soft start for constant speed-variable load AC induction motors. The savings from these controllers are typically 15-35%, but can be as high as 45%. The controllers also provide significant motor life extension and downtime reduction benefits, and are UL compliant and CE and CSA certified.