WEG, a global manufacturer of motor and drive technology, will demonstrate how its energy-efficient solutions can help the oil and gas industry address today’s challenges at this year’s ADIPEC show in Abu Dhabi, from 9 to 12 November. Visitors to Stand 12130 in Hall 12 will have the opportunity to learn more about WEG’s Super Premium W22Xd motors – the most energy-efficient explosion-proof motors currently available on the market - as well as some of WEG’s most ambitious oil and gas projects, including the supply of motors to enhance gas recovery in Oman’s US$550 million Saih Rawl Field Depletion Project.
“Today’s oil and gas industry is faced with new challenges including the current low oil prices and the need to reduce energy consumption and keep costs down. With some of the most easily accessed oil fields becoming exhausted, the industry is also finding itself operating under harsher environmental conditions – often in deeper waters and under higher temperatures and pressures1,” commented Colin Cox, Managing Director, WEG Middle East. “With this mind, this year we will show visitors at ADIPEC our state-of-the-art motor technology which combines best-in-class energy-efficiency with strength, reliability and safety to endure the most aggressive environments while complying with global hazardous area safety certification requirements.”
Now available in rated power from 0.12 kW to 5.6 MW and frame sizes from IEC 71 to 800 (NEMA equivalent available), the W22Xd is one of the broadest ranges of energy-efficient explosion-proof motors on the market. It features an advanced cooling system with cooling fins that reduce noise levels while significantly increasing heat dissipation, thus contributing to higher efficiency up to IE4 levels.
The standard W22Xd series is ATEX certified and designed for use in IEC Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas and with group IIA, IIB and IIC gases. The W22XdBD and W22XdCD versions provide additional protection against explosive dusts for use in aggressive atmospheres classified as Zone 21 or 22, group IIIA, IIIB or IIIC, and EPL Db. The W22XdM version is suitable for use in coal pits with classification Group I, Category M2 and EPL Mb.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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