On landrigs, offshore drilling rigs (and drillships) and other oilfield installations the nature of power quality problems can usually be characterised depending on what type of variable speed drives (i.e. DC SCR drives and/or VFDs) are being utilised.

The section below serves to provide a basic introduction to both DC SCR drives and VFD related problems, common on drilling packages and other oilfield applications….

 

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