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 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.
SETSustainable Energy Technologies GmbH celebrates the International Day of Education and appreciates the value of professional development. This year, SET participates in the joint qualification program by Carinthian Economic Development Fund (KWF Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungsfonds). We aim to support employees in professional growth and expand international networks.
– 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”.
SET Sustainable Energy Technologiesteam wish our dear customers, partners, suppliers, and employees Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We were grateful to share 2023 with you and are looking forward to further cooperation in 2024.
Particular gratitude to Robert Snopek [Kraft Werks Engineering] for the SETCON representation.
The API Fall Refining and Equipment Standards event is a meeting of the experts in the oil and natural gas industry held by the API – American Petroleum Institute to discuss state-of-the-art standards development and maintenance.
In Inspirational Role Models Month, SET Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH aims to remind the importance of constant development. Improve the performance of both, #new_business and #retrofit projects with SETCON variable-speed gearbox.
For #retrofit projects, SETCON Servos increase the total Drive train power by app. 15% without necessary Main Drive modifications. With the matching footprint with geared fluid couplings, SETCON can reuse the anchor points to make the implementation even more cost- and time-effective. The installation may be done without major foundation changes and within only 15 days on average (for further information see: SET project with swb Erzeugung AG, Germany).
SETCON variable speed gearbox would also benefit the #new_business projects with its energy efficiency up to 97% and highly competitive efficiency in a partial load. SETCON design may include an integrated lubrication oil system to supply a Main drive and a Driven Machine inclusively. And with very small low-voltage electronics, SETCON has a very compact packaging size.
For SET as a company, the ultimate goal is to take a new, advanced, and reliable path in drive technology.
“It is important to bring inspiration to both the working team and the industry in general. At SET, we encourage R&D to continuously innovate our variable-speed technology. SETCON ensures minimal energy losses to provide the market with one of the most efficient and sustainable solutions,” comments Maximilian Hehenberger, the SET COO.
Inspirational Role Models Month is celebrated every November to remind the significance of a leading example in any community.
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
The Inrush current is physically inevitable, but you can choose one of the most minimizing solutions with SETCON: www.set-solutions.net/setcon