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Add a Drive, Subtract Infrastructure Costs

Posted on April 08, 2015 by SPOC Automation

Integrated drive systems cut infrastructure costs substantially. They simplify operations and reduce infrastructure needs.

Check out these 5 infrastructure changes that put money back in your pocket:

  1. Efficient Energy. Drives improve energy infrastructure in several ways. First, they reduce energy consumption by continuously changing pump speed to match what is needed. This can reduce the energy bill by 20%. Second, drives can be outfitted to ‘clean’ the electricity, removing harmful harmonics and improving power factor. Third, remote monitoring of drives in the field can identify voltage spikes and surges that can cause early equipment failure. Alarms can be set and reports generated for use in addressing electrical service issues. Beam pumps can last 8-10 years when connected to well-designed drive systems. Without such a system, burnout can happen in less than one year.

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Topics: Production Efficiency, Oil and Gas Industry

Simple or Not Simple: Injection Pump Controls

Posted on March 25, 2015 by SPOC Automation

Simple is almost always better. It certainly is when it comes to injection pump control. Using a fully integrated drive system reduces total cost, speeds on-site installation and improves reliability.

The key components of an injection pump system are:

  • Pump
  • Field signals
  • Drive
  • Controller
  • SCADA communications

There are several ways to simplify installation, operation maintenance and total cost.

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Topics: Production Efficiency, Injection Pump


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