Remarkable achievement of SET in our latest Oil & Gas project

Recently, SET showcased outstanding results during the internal Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of SETCON variable speed gearbox, in collaboration with our valued customer from Oman.

The innovative SETCON SC4A, engineered to deliver variable speed to a 4.1 MW crude oil booster pump, has been designed to excel in hazardous environments and withstand ambient temperatures of up to 55°C. Its exceptional energy efficiency performance promises significant power savings and reduced CO2 emissions compared to conventional Variable Speed Drives (VSDs), offering substantial benefits to our customer.

SET showcased outstanding results during the internal Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of SETCON variable speed gearbox, in collaboration with our valued customer from Oman. The innovative SETCON SC4A, engineered to deliver variable speed to a 4.1 MW crude oil booster pump, has been designed to excel in hazardous environments and withstand ambient temperatures of up to 55°C. Its exceptional energy efficiency performance promises significant power savings and reduced CO2 emissions compared to conventional Variable Speed Drives (VSDs), offering substantial benefits to our customer.
SET showcased outstanding results during the internal Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of SETCON variable speed gearbox, in collaboration with our valued customer from Oman. The innovative SETCON SC4A, engineered to deliver variable speed to a 4.1 MW crude oil booster pump, has been designed to excel in hazardous environments and withstand ambient temperatures of up to 55°C. Its exceptional energy efficiency performance promises significant power savings and reduced CO2 emissions compared to conventional Variable Speed Drives (VSDs), offering substantial benefits to our customer.

Congratulations to the entire SET Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH team on their remarkable achievement in contributing to our latest Oil & Gas project. We eagerly anticipate witnessing the deployment of this state-of-the-art SETCON gearbox at the customer’s site.

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Exclusive presentation of the newest SE-R model of SETCON variable speed gearbox

SET team was thrilled to welcome our business partners to the SET head office in Klagenfurt. The guests had a unique opportunity to participate in the demonstrative test runs of the SETCON gearbox. The model has shown high performance and energy savings of app. 1 MW on average.

With a rated power of 2-15 MW, SETCON retrofit version is perfectly suited for on-site conditions of a drive train. Due to the matching gearbox footprint, it reduces implementation time and effort substantially. SETCON electro-mechanical design delivers significant energy savings compared to hydraulic couplings, especially in partial loads.

Find out more about SETCON solutions: www.set-solutions.net/downloads

Exclusive presentation of the newest SE-R model of #SETCON variable speed gearbox took place this week. The SET team was thrilled to welcome our business partners to the SET head office in Klagenfurt.
The guests had a unique opportunity to participate in the demonstrative test runs of the #SETCON gearbox. The model has shown high performance and energy savings of app. 1 MW on average.

SET won »TD | ICT | EBS« award for Innovative Technological Services

SET received the »TD | ICT | EBS« 2024 award from the Carinthian Economic Development Fund for Innovative Technological Services.

SETCON variable speed drive was especially distinguished for its energy-saving performance. SET technologies were remarked as the improved, highly competitive products with strong future viability. With SETCON adaptive speed control, customers can operate even more safely and efficiently.

Read more about the awarded SET project: https://kwf.at/set-2024/

SET received the »TD | ICT | EBS« 2024 award from the Carinthian Economic Development Fund for Innovative Technological Services.
SETCON variable speed drive was especially distinguished for its energy-saving performance. SET technologies were remarked as the improved, highly competitive products with strong future viability. With SETCON adaptive speed control, customers can operate even more safely and efficiently.

SETCON 6 MW is getting ready for German project

SETCON variable speed gearbox with the power of 6 MW is getting ready for lubrication tests in frames of a German project. It will replace a geared fluid coupling and increase the energy efficiency by app. 1 MW.

SETCON minimizes power losses due to its electro-mechanical design and the ability to regenerate energy in partial load operation. The SETCON installation is proved to be short-term because of the footprint optimization to the exact sizing.

See other SET #retrofit_references: Retrofit-Project-swb_SETCON-SE6.pdf
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Find out more about SETCON: https://set-solutions.net/setcon/

SETCON variable speed gearbox with the power of 6 MW is getting ready for lubrication tests in frames of a German project. SETCON will replace a geared fluid coupling and increase the energy efficiency by app. 1 MW.

High energy efficiency is obligatory for industries to stay competitive

– said the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol in the frame of World Economic Forum 2024 this week:

Investments in energy efficiency are the most important now. In most cases, they pay back in 2-3 years… Even regardless of climate, just for our pockets, for our energy security, and also remain competitive. The companies who do NOT put enough emphasis on energy efficiency will be less competitive vis-a-vis others. This is a real fact now”.

With SET Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH, the energy efficiency goal is more realistic than ever nowadays. Read our article about SETCON variable-speed drive to find energy benefits for your industry: “Why SETCON is the most energy efficient VSD on market”

Why SETCON is one of the most energy efficient VSD on market – Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH

SETCON let your Main Drive start smoothly

SETCON let your Main Drive start smoothly

SETCON Servos help the Main drive to operate more efficiently, avoid overloads, costly equipment damage, and downtimes. Surely, it is all about SETCON Soft-Start mode. This integrated technology allows to start up the whole drive train very smoothly, with a minimum time of inrush currents.

The frequency controlled SETCON Servos gradually ramp up the whole pump string from 0% speed and acting as so-called pony motors. While starting, the Main drive is disconnected from the high-voltage (HV) grid, until the Main drive reaches synchronous speed, at a pump speed of app. 50%. Herby, the Main drive´s rotor is rotating in unison with the entire drive train to build up the necessary magnetic flux. Now by connecting the accelerated Main drive to the HV grid, the time for inrush currents is reduced significantly, in comparison to DOL (direct online) starts.

The SETCON Soft-Start mode is one of the most efficient solutions for reducing inrush current as the device enhances the voltage gradually and without stress for the system. Therefore, SETCON is cost-effective in comparison with, i.e., a Main drive overload protection system, which may cause additional losses of overall drive train efficiency.

An inrush current is a time limited, very high current which a Main drive faces once started from zero speed. It can have a multiple factor (up to 6 times) of rated current during starting procedure over a certain time period. Regular experiencing of high inrush current can cause motor damages, voltage dips in the supply line (which can consequently affect other equipment) and interrupt the proper Main drive start. Furthermore, the higher level HV grid has to be designed and protected for these cases.

Inrush current without SETCON
Inrush current without SETCON

The Inrush current is physically inevitable, but you can choose one of the most minimizing solutions with SETCON: www.set-solutions.net/setcon

Why SETCON is the most energy efficient VSD on market

Why SETCON is one of the most energy efficient VSD on market – Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH

Variable speed gearbox SETCON is valued as one of the most energy efficient drive thanks to its innovative mechanical power transmission and small, low-voltage (LV) electronic components. SETCON is an ideal solution for Driven Machines larger than 3 MW and a rated speed up to 15,000 rpm. With an energy efficiency rate up to 97% and outstanding performance in partial load, SETCON points the way ahead for a sustainable future.

Although the technology is very new and innovative, SETCON shows a good testing and performance track record of over 3 years already.

SETCON system is able to regenerate energy in partial load operation, instead of facing hydraulic losses, which in the end result in heat and corresponding cooling requirements. There are no equivalent technologies on the market with the same impressive performance by now.

SETCON allows to minimize power losses essentially. SET Servo motors feed back excess energy into the LV grid in a generator mode, and the energy will be reused by the Main Drive. Check the functionality of the SETCON gearbox: SET Interactive Animation.

Enormous amounts of energy are globally wasted, which seriously endangers our shared environment. A true energy efficiency revolution is needed, and SET works daily to make a positive contribution to this. We offer a wide range of services to our customers, including detailed calculation of economic efficiency, assessment of current situation and improvement analysis, optimization of customized SETCON concept and more.

Let’s make our world emission-free together, check SETCON advantages here: Folders.

SET ran a successful testing of the newest version of SETCON software

SET is pleased to reveal that our Electrical Automation expert Marco Fister has concluded a positive assessment of the newest SET software version optimized for the latest Totally Integrated Automation Portal edition (TIA portal).

SET Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH regularly and multiply undergoes examinations of any changes in the SET projects to ensure the exact implementation of our customers preferences.

The tests have been fulfilled on the innovative SET Automation Test Bench with a down-scaled model of the SETCON gearbox. The system is used to check the functionality of various configurations before the SET Main Test Bench launch. The included Control cabinet receives commands from the emulation of an industry’s DCS and, inter alia, sends back the real-time process indications of the SETCON electro-mechanical variable-speed gearbox. Sufficient pre-testing of the software ensures an optimal coordination of the interface between the SET PLC and the DCS and furthermore saves time for the implementation on-site.

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SET ran a successful testing of the newest version of SETCON software

Interesting facts about SET Planetary gear stage

Interesting facts about SET Planetary gear stage - Sustainable Energy Technologies

Well-known that SETCON gearbox consists of a differential planetary gear. The Planet carrier with three planets is connected to two Servo motors in order to adjust a variable output speed from 20% to 105%, with an overall efficiency of more than 99%. But how is it working?

  • The Planetary gear ensures the speed control at a Driven Machine (e.g., Pump or Compressor) and, additionally, regulate the torque in the entire drive train.
  • The planet carrier with three planets, is connected via additional gear stages with the two Servo motors operating at variable speeds with up to 2000 rpm, located on the top of the gearbox. By turning the planet carrier in the same direction than the sun gear (connected to the Driven Machine) the speed / power is increased, and the Servos add additional power to the system. The main power flow derives from the Main Motor (connected to the Ring gear) and is superimposed by the Servo power.
  • Additionally, the two Servos can “brake” the system with up to 20% of the system rated power by turning the planet carrier in the opposite direction of the sun gear. The generated energy (Servos work as generators) is fed back to the grid and is consumed by the Main Motor again. Unlike hydraulic systems, where this energy is converted into heat loss, the braking energy is used regeneratively. This results in very high system efficiencies in the partial load range. Watch Animation.
Sustainable Energy Technologies Planetary gear stage animation
  • Important advantages of Planetary gears are the up to 3 times increased torque capacity per-unit-volume (compared to spur gears). This allows a superior compactness of the device.
  • These units are well-known for the exceedingly long service life. Higher stability and resistance to damage of planetary gears is kept thanks to multiple larger contact surfaces and uniform weight distribution in comparison to other gear types.
  • Planetary gears are applied by humans for centuries. Under one of the theories, a similar device was used by Ancient Greeks inside the Antikythera mechanism in the 2nd-3rd centuries BC to calculate the motion of celestial bodies and dates of astronomical events. Later, in XI century Arabian engineer Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi mentioned planetary gears in his instruction on clock designs.