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The Pains of 12-Pulse Technology

Posted on May 04, 2017 by SPOC Automation

Have you ever paid lots of money for a product that failed to perform? Perhaps you bought a carpet cleaner that left stains? Or a sleeping pill that kept you awake? How about a weight-loss miracle that actually added pounds?

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry, Clean Power | Harmonics

What are harmonics and why do they matter?

Posted on April 17, 2017 by SPOC Automation

Electrical harmonics are a big problem in the oilfield. Every device connected to the grid is susceptible to harmonic interference and low power quality. Worse, harmonic distortions do not discriminate between residential and industrial users.

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Topics: Harmonics, Clean Power | Harmonics

SPOC Saves Producer $17 Million on Oilfield Project

Posted on August 18, 2016 by SPOC Automation

In today’s cost-sensitive environment, it is more important than ever to improve your field’s efficiency and look at the overall economics.  By using SPOC drives, a project originally budgeted at $25 million comes in around $8 million. Is saving $17 million on a project possible by using SPOC drives? Watch the video and see how the results speak for themselves. 

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Topics: Production Efficiency, Rod Pump, Automation, Clean Power | Harmonics, Video

Why should you care about harmonics?

Posted on October 22, 2015 by SPOC Automation

Harmonics are a harmful condition that can occur in electrical environments. Ideally, electricity is delivered at a set and sustained frequency—typically 60Hz in the US. Realistically, disturbances and distortions occur that add frequencies to the electricity. Harmonics are propagated both downstream to equipment and upstream into the power grid. The effect on the grid depends on the severity of the harmonic distortion and the size of the total energy pool.

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Topics: Clean Power | Harmonics


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