Electric Machinery recently supplied six (6) 2-pole generators to Chevron for two of their large offshore floating platform projects which will be operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The generators will be driven by GE LM2500 gas turbines and will provide the main power onboard the platforms.
Synchronous motors are increasingly the motor of choice in high power, heavy load applications. This is due to their ability to reduce electrical energy costs, and improve energy efficiency, by correcting power factor on the motor power supply. Because of the size and nature of the applications in which synchronous motors are used, the energy savings can be considerable, and often result in fast payback of the motor expenditure; with all subsequent savings helping to reduce the user’s operating costs.