Soft starters for the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry
FPSO Kuito - Angola
Motor ratings: 6kV, 250A
High Pressure Water Injection Pumps
SBM commissioned the FPSO Kuito, named after the oil field it is to work some 50 miles of the coast of Angola.
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.