Gaining Energy Efficiency through Motors and Variable Speed Drives

Improving energy efficiency

Energy Global, February 24, 2014

With increased demands in the oil and gas industry to eliminate loses and optimise operations, while meeting safety and environmental regulations, engineers are reviewing their entire drive chain, from the mechanical components, including electric motors, gearboxes and drives, to the control and automation components, as well as electric panels.

Energy plays a key role in the offshore oil industry, in the production, transfer, distribution of oil and gas, yet a huge amount of this energy is wasted as organisations use solutions that are poorly designed, inappropriate for their applications or old out of date technology. In this article Marek Lukaszczyk, European Marketing Manager at WEG, outlines that by reducing this wastage companies can increase operating efficiencies, reliability and total cost of ownership of equipment, also cut their costs and improve their profitability.

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