A New Unique High Pressure Pump System
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The combination of a 16 inch Pitot tube pump with a switched reluctance motor represents a significant development in the field of high-pressure pumping. A field proven Pitot tube pump design has been mechanically integrated with a high performance switched reluctance motor. The resulting system is approximately 40 percent of the size of the standard unit it replaces. The close-coupled pump eliminates the need for a gearbox, two couplings, and field alignment. The unit is able to utilize software within the controller to monitor loading on the pump. The first unit to be installed has been in continuous service at a Yorkshire, United kingdom, power station for over one year.
Angle, Thomas L.; Shaw, James G.; Cummins, Steve; Turner, Mike (2005). A New Unique High Pressure Pump System. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from