Totally Enclosed, Fan-Cooled (TEFC) Motors have an external fan which circulates outside air to the motor. Totally Enclosed, Nonvented (TENV) Motors do not have air openings. While air does not freely move between the inside and outside, the motor’s construction is not air- or liquid-tight.
What is the difference between TENV and Tefc?
TOTALLY-ENCLOSED, NON-VENTILATED (TENV) — A totally-enclosed motor of sufficient size and mass to permit the necessary heat dissipation to eliminate the need for external cooling. TOTALLY-ENCLOSED FAN-COOLED (TEFC) — Basically a TENV motor which has an external fan to blow cooling air over the motor.
What is TEAO motor?
Totally Enclosed Air Over/Airtight (TEAO)
This motor has a dust-tight frame or enclosure. It is typically installed in the airstream, and the air movement generated by the fan passes over the motor to provide cooling. TEAO motors would be used in areas with direct drive where the motor is in the airstream.
What is DP enclosure?
Drip-Proof/Open Drip-Proof (DP/ODP)—Designed for use on horizontal motors, such as fire pump motors, these prevent drops of liquid or solid particles from entering ventilating openings in the enclosure at any angle from 0 to 15 degrees downward from the vertical.
Is a Tefc motor waterproof?
The enclosure is “Totally Enclosed”. This means that the motor is dust tight, and has a moderate water seal as well. TEFC motors are not secure against high pressure water nor submersible. They are also not explosion proof without additional modifications.
Which type of motor enclosure is best?
When considering which motor enclosure is best, look at the type of cooling the motor requires and most importantly the environment that the motor will be operating in. Open Drip Proof – ODP motors are almost always the least expensive of all motors which often times makes them the preference of equipment OEM’s.