Soft starters for the Oil & Gas Industry
Driving Crude Oil Pumps
Motor ratings: 2300-3300V, 160A,
North Sea, UNOCAL Helder-A Platform, Nederland
Of the coast of the Nederland in the cold water of the North Sea "UNOCAL 76" is pumping crude oil via 9 MV pumps (6 equipped with HRVS-DN mini height soft-starter).
The design engineers wanted to save the overworked pumps from excessive torque surges and the ideal solution for the 900 meters below sea bed pumps was Solcon Soft-starter. The first was installed and operated in 1997, and the sixth during 2005.
Solcon soft-starters eliminate the high mechanical torque surge that would otherwise damage the motor shaft and eliminates the high inrush current as well as being able to fit 1.5 meter and dual voltage operation, all in a delivery time of 5 days.
'Helder A" Platform, North Sea, six units are installed and operating
Customer: UNOCAL 76 (United Oil of California)
Special requirements: Dual voltage at 2.3 & 3.3KV and Max. cabinet height - 1.5 meter
Unsurpassed delivery time of: 5 days