MEDIUM VOLTAGE SOFT STARTERS FOR A WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN EGYPT
Power Electronics has recently commissioned 4 VS65 medium voltage starters for 4, 355kw pumps in the city of Menyet El-Nasr, Dakahlia, Egypt. These successfully installed units are already operating in a water treatment plant and will allow the pumps that drive the water to be consumed in the neighboring populations.
The system is designed to work with 3 pumps simultaneously, leaving the fourth in reserve. The equipment has a PT100 probe control module capable of controlling up to 8 temperature probes. These probes (5 in this particular case) are connected to the pump and the motor, which allows them to be protected against overheating. When a configurable temperature threshold is exceeded in the module on any of the probes, the module sends a trip signal to the starter by immediately stopping the system.
As part of the Power on Support philosophy, Power Electronics technicians gave a training course to plant personnel after the equipment was commissioned.