Soft starters for The Water Industry
Motor ratings: 6.3kV, 130A
Water intake from the Gulf of Izmit
The bourgeoning city of Izmit was presented with the challenge of increasing water supply to the city for its growing populace. The plan called for adding 5 new medium voltage pumps to an existing pumping station only 11 meters wide.
Solcons world renowned reputation for reliability and innovation was called upon to supply a complete and unique, "turn key solution" for this installation. Solcon solved the problem by incorporating withdrawable fusable vacuum contactor with the Solcon soft starter in each cabinet to allow for 5 pump control cabinets with power factor capacitor cabinets to be installed in only 9.7 meters instead of the standard 13-15 meters normally required.
Solcon innovation: Unique custom design for soft starting 5 medium voltage motors with limited space constraints.
Solcon soft starters reduce the input current, eliminating voltage drop on start up, while reducing harmful water hammer on motor stopping