Soft starters for the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry
FPSO- SMART 1
Motor ratings: 6.6kV, 250A, 700A, 2x500A
Water Injection Pumps and Compressors
Aker Floating Production ASA was contracted to provision and operate the FPSO Aker Smart1 for the purpose of running an oil and gas field off the coast of India.
The contractor turned to Solcon for the most dependable soft-starting solution available to ensure continuous performance under intensive and adverse conditions of constant vibrations, temperature variations and corrosive environmental conditions, eliminating the current inrush that causes severe voltage drops.
The choice of Solcon soft starters for motors allows engineers to design with smaller generating capacity, since the inrush current is eliminated, reducing the total necessary installed capacity.
Using Solcon soft starters to start and stop pumps earns acclaim coming and going, reducing the high inrush current on starting and eliminating harmful water hammer on stopping.