Digitalisation in Medium Voltage Variable Speed Drive Systems to increase productivity in O&G applications
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In this paper we talk about influence of digitalization in process industries and how it can be adapted to Medium Voltage drive systems. Various aspects of digitalization like monitoring, preventive maintenance and using detailed simulations will be discussed in details. Data logging and monitoring of critical parameters will give clear picture of the drive system conditions. Automated analysis of this data can be used to prevent any unplanned shutdown. Detailed information about medium voltage drive train analytics will be provided. Simulation models can be used to analyse complex drive system topics such as Voltage dips or protective measures in case of short circuits which can not be tested physically in the field. Also simulations can be used to reduce the risk during commissioning by performing pre commissioning studies. This helps to identify the project specific drive system parameters prior to commissioning. Examples of each of these simulation cases and their advantages will be discussed.
Mandlekar, Umesh; Unruh, Alexander; Ganesan, Vijay (2018). Digitalisation in Medium Voltage Variable Speed Drive Systems to increase productivity in O&G applications. Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from