Soft starters for the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry
Driving produced-water injection pumps
Motor ratings: 6600V, 1.8 MW
FPSO- Petrojarl 1
Solcon's HRVS-DN, 6.6KVThe Glitne oil field, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, is being developed by the Floating Production Storing and Offloading vessel designed by Golar Nor and built by NKK shipyards. (owner: Statoil).
The water injection pump is soft started by the HRVS-DN. Utilizing a current limiting curve at 1.8MW/6600V, the soft starter eliminates high current inrush and consequential voltage drop while starting the pump.
The enhanced Motor Protection package built into each HRVS-DN soft-starter ensures that above and beyond the elimination of high inrush current, mechanical torque and pressure surges, the motor and soft-starter will be protected from a wide variety of possible failures, such as shear-pin, under voltage and ground fault to name just a few.
Petrojarl I-FPSO designed by Golar Nor, built at NKK Shipyard