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Peter Walter

Peter Walter is a U.S. Air Force veteran and attended the University of Wisconsin, before beginning his civilian career. He initially worked as a field service engineer at Eaton Corporation. There, he also served as senior engineer, application engineering. In 1998, he joined ABB. He has held multiple positions, including field service manager, product specialist and product manager. He is currently a market manager, HVAC. He is an ASHRAE member. His areas of experience include AC drives, HVAC drive applications, power quality, and ancillary drive application topics including harmonics, EMC, and short circuit ratings.


Specifying Adjustable Frequency Drives for Electromagnetic Compatibility in HVAC Applications

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is the ability of electrical / electronic equipment to operate in its installation environment while neither causing nor experiencing electromagnetic interference (EMI). EMI is any interference with normal equipment operation caused by abnormal energy entering the equipment either by conduction though wiring connections or by radiated wave reception.