Turbines Replacement

Replacing steam/gas turbines with electric systems can help save costs and improve performance

Oil & Gas companies are tightening their grip on costs, and evaluating new ways to improve efficiency. In the downstream segment of the oil and gas industry—refineries, petrochemical and fertilizer plants—rotating machines process trains (such as compressors, blowers or pumps) are an important area for achieving potential process optimization. Previously, these process trains could be driven by gas or steam turbines. Today electrification represents most mikely the best solution—replacing old turbines with electric systems offers clear benefits like increased process efficiency and shutdown maintenance interval hence lowering operational costs without compromising on reliability.

Enhanced efficiency and increased plant performance

GE's Variable Speed Drive Systems (VSDS) feature a unique combination of Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) and a high-speed motor to help increase reliability and availability of VSD systems. Thanks to the compactness of its high-speed motors, GE solution offers a smaller or similar footprint and preserves the plant layout in constrained environments, allowing a smooth plant integration. 

 
Steam Turbine Replacement Diagram

 

Features & Benefits:

  • High efficiency: 95%+
  • Full flexibility - Speed range from 0 to 105%
  • Full flexibility available in terms of power demand
  • Very high starting and operating reliability and availability: starting time < 1 min
  • Emission-free/Fit with environmental restrictions
  • Low noise: Usually between 85 and 90dB(A)
  • Minimum space requirement
  • Reduced pipework requirement
  • Minimum maintenance period over life cycle
  • Minimum maintenance cost
  • Suitable for most areasincl. with limited power availability
 

Featured Products and Solutions

High speed induction motors up to 100MW MV7000 drive E-house Harmonic Studies

 

 

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