Chiller / Cooling tower motors

Protection against environmental factors is key to reliability and extended motor performance. ABB's Baldor-Reliance® chiller/cooling tower motors offer a complete package in a both TEAO and TEFC designs with additional sealing to minimize moisture entry points. Cast iron frames and corrosion-resistant coatings and hardware stand up to the harshest environments. These inverter-duty motors are specifically designed for use in the air stream on chillers and cooling towers and are designed for wet, high humidity environments. Baldor-Reliance chiller/cooling tower motors have bearing protection installed and are a direct replacement for most OEM applications.


  • 3 – 60 Hp (TEAO), 1-100 Hp (TEFC)
  • 213T – 364T NEMA frame sizes available
  • Three phase (foot mounted)
  • 208-230/460, 230/380-415, 230/460, 460, 575 volts
  • Severe-duty cast-iron construction for harsh environments
  • AEGIS® internal shaft grounding rings installed on "-G" extensions
  • Space heaters available for warming electrical winding to prevent condensation
  • Moisture-resistant copper windings, double dipped and baked
  • Stainless steel hardware and nameplate with corrosion-resistant epoxy finish
  • Class F insulation with Class B temperature rise, 1.15 service factor
  • Suitable for inverter use per NEMA MG1 Part
  • Multiple lifting provision for ease of installation
  • Strategically placed drains for optimal moisture removal
  • Four barrier shaft sealing system on drive end (lip seal, v-ring slinger, double-sealed bearing, dome slinger)
  • Lipped conduit lid for increased ingress protection (IP55)
  • Multiple speed electrical design
  • Lead lugs for ease of connectivity
  • Designed for longevity with three-year warranty

Common applications

  • Chillers
  • Cooling towers
  • Other HVAC applications in high-moisture environments

Common industries

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Commercial buildings
  • Schools and universities
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Public meeting arenas

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