A key to clear communication and interoperability is having a shared understanding of the meaning behind terms and phrases.
The United States motor industry recognises the importance of nameplates using standardised jargon among all manufacturers and has been enforcing usage of the correct terminology for the past 90 years. Using the same terminology and education around the meaning of the terminology has paid off. Having a common motor nameplate language has helped make motors interchangeable and personnel able to correctly understand the specific features of the motor they are installing or replacing.
Electrical Construction and Maintenance discusses the specific information motor nameplates must show and the importance of each type of data. Read the full article here.