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Altivar Process

variable speed drives


More than just a drive for Oil & Gas applications

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DISCOVER
ALTIVAR PROCESS
Find out what makes this more
than just a drive

WHAT ALTIVAR PROCESS


CAN DO FOR YOU
Discover the benefits

WHERE ALTIVAR PROCESS


MAKES A DIFFERENCE
See how it impacts different
Oil & Gas applications
DISCOVER More than just a drive
ALTIVAR PROCESS
Across the Oil & Gas industry, new challenges are Up to 20%
constantly arising. Climate change mitigation policies downtime reduction*
and government regulations are increasingly stringent,
markets and commodity prices are volatile, and the
equipment, solutions, and practices that bolster safety Up to 50%
energy savings
are evolving. (compared to direct
online motor starters)*
In this context, costs are critical. Companies looking to
grow must adopt new technologies and resource-usage
models. They need advanced means of managing Additional 8%
of savings compared
energy, asset, and process performance. to a standard drive*

As the first services-oriented drive, the Altivar ProcessTM


variable speed drive (VSD) provides Oil & Gas *Based on previous data.
companies with a solution to address their challenges. Not a guarantee of
future performance
Altivar Process is able to manage increased data or performance in your
volumes, improve services, and boost overall efficiencies. particular circumstances.
WHAT ALTIVAR PROCESS
CAN DO FOR YOU
Altivar Process is proven
technology, designed to do what
other drives cannot. It helps with
production optimisation and
increases energy savings. At the
same time, it enhances availability
and safety in applications across
the Oil & Gas value chain.

Among other benefits,


Altivar Process can help you:

OPTIMISE PROCESS
PERFORMANCE

MINIMISE TOTAL COST


OF OWNERSHIP

ACHIEVE ENERGY
EFFICIENCY
WHAT ALTIVAR PROCESS
CAN DO FOR YOU

OPTIMISE PROCESS Optimise process performance


PERFORMANCE
throughout your operations
MINIMISE TOTAL COST Uniquely in the market, Altivar Process enables you Pump curves
OF OWNERSHIP to operate close to the best efficiency point (BEP) embedded
because of its embedded capability to deliver Easy-to-set 5-point
ACHIEVE ENERGY advanced system management. curve, downloadable
in open CSV format
EFFICIENCY
What’s more, Altivar Process presents complex
production insights in a simple and intuitive way. Pump monitoring
You get comprehensive, consolidated, and well- - Clear data
managed energy data that’s easier to digest. visualisation
- Direct view of
operation point
This, together with accurate control of key process - Pump efficiency
data, provides a clear benefit: unmatched visibility assessment
and control of your entire process with minimum
energy usage.
WHAT ALTIVAR PROCESS
CAN DO FOR YOU

OPTIMISE PROCESS Minimise your total cost of ownership


PERFORMANCE
Through system and equipment condition monitoring, Advanced
MINIMISE TOTAL COST Altivar Process allows you to anticipate system failures technical
OF OWNERSHIP and take action in real time. Its ability to facilitate documentation
condition-based maintenance means you can extend Contextual guide that
your equipment’s lifespan, increase the safety of helps you fix issues
ACHIEVE ENERGY
on-site working conditions, and reduce labour costs.
EFFICIENCY
Online
In addition, Altivar Process digital capabilities and
troubleshooting
rugged design allow you to: Step-by-step
•C  ut downtime by up to 20%* thanks to on-screen, procedures
issue-specific QR codes that help your operators
diagnose and address problems quickly
Customer
•T  rack events related to your drive throughout its
entire life cycle
Care Center
Automatic creation
• Install it in harsh environments of technical support
requests with serial
* Based on previous data. Not a guarantee of future performance or numbers and
performance in your particular circumstances. commercial part
numbers
WHAT ALTIVAR PROCESS
CAN DO FOR YOU

OPTIMISE PROCESS Achieve energy efficiency without


PERFORMANCE
extra costs
MINIMISE TOTAL COST Embedded within Altivar Process is a sensitive The key to energy
OF OWNERSHIP power measurement feature that records energy management
usage details. This allows you to compare energy success
ACHIEVE ENERGY consumption with production. The device also is having access to a
EFFICIENCY detects power drifts and informs you in real time, single record system
thanks to a customisable alarm management system. for timely analysis
and reporting

Altivar Process is designed to provide high power


quality, so you can avoid potential penalties. It’s a
low-harmonic drive with a THDi of under 5%, making it
compliant with IEEE519. In addition, thanks to its 3-level
technology, Altivar Process significantly reduces power
losses. This, in turn, reduces voltage stress on motors,
improving motor performance and efficiency.
WHERE ALTIVAR PROCESS
MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Versatile and efficient,
Altivar Process brings benefits
to practically every link in the
Oil & Gas value chain.

OFFSHORE PRODUCTION

ONSHORE PRODUCTION

REFINING

PETROCHEMICALS

FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN


WHERE ALTIVAR PROCESS
MAKES A DIFFERENCE

OFFSHORE PRODUCTION Improve the efficiency of your


drilling operations
ONSHORE PRODUCTION
For offshore drilling operations, Altivar Process ATEX certified
REFINING improves both motor control performance and safety. to run motors in
It offers proven benefits for top drives/rotary tables, volatile/hazardous
draw works, and mud pumps. environments
PETROCHEMICALS

FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN In top drive or rotary table applications, Altivar Process
can control a single or multi-motor setup, with load
sharing to enable continuous operation.
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In a multi-motor environment with load sharing, Altivar
Process can control the drilling line reels of the draw
works. It is also equipped with a braking unit and brake
management to ensure that tension remains constant.

In addition, Altivar Process provides angle control of


parallel mud pumps, helping to ensure a more stable,
continuous flow while reducing stress on tubes and
mechanical parts.
WHERE ALTIVAR PROCESS
MAKES A DIFFERENCE

OFFSHORE PRODUCTION Reduce downtime in your


onshore operations
ONSHORE PRODUCTION
Altivar Process offers first-rate fault management and Central monitoring
REFINING data connectivity for onshore operations. It is ideally and control
suited for artificial lift applications involving progressive helps protect pumps
PETROCHEMICALS cavity pumps, electro-submersible pumps, and rod and minimise downtime
during a power failure
pumps, providing enhanced motor control and remote
FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN monitoring.

Altivar Process helps you reduce costs and manage


your energy. To reduce costs, you can run a “step-up,
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step-down” setup with a multi-pulse rectifier to convert
MV power into LV (for the drive) then back to MV (to
supply the pump). This optimises your investment and
maintenance costs.

To manage onshore energy, Altivar Process ENA


(ENergy Adaptation) function eliminates the need for
a braking resistor for a rod pump. This means lower
installation costs for the drive, more efficient energy
use, and fewer mechanical constraints.
WHERE ALTIVAR PROCESS
MAKES A DIFFERENCE

OFFSHORE PRODUCTION Save time and energy in your


refining operations
ONSHORE PRODUCTION
In a refinery setting, optimising the energy efficiency of ATEX certified
REFINING pumps, compressors, and fans is critical for profitability. to run motors in
Controlling these applications with Altivar Process volatile/hazardous
lowers your cost of ownership and boosts operational environments
PETROCHEMICALS
efficiency.
FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN
Altivar Process delivers energy savings thanks to
improved process control. Its energy dashboard
provides benchmarked energy usage information.
Watch the video
In addition, it is uniquely able to monitor the BEP of
centrifugal pumps to ensure optimal energy output.

Finally, because maintenance time is at a premium in


a continuous process environment, Schneider Electric
has designed Altivar Process for ease of maintenance.

The result? Significantly improved continuity of service.


WHERE ALTIVAR PROCESS
MAKES A DIFFERENCE

OFFSHORE PRODUCTION Monitor and protect your


petrochemical processes
ONSHORE PRODUCTION
In petrochemical plants, where ensuring safety and ATEX certified
REFINING uptime is critical, Altivar Process truly shines. to run motors in
By facilitating condition-based maintenance, it allows volatile/hazardous
you to spot and address minor issues before they environments
PETROCHEMICALS
become significant. The rugged, reliable design is also
FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN well-suited to the petrochemical environment.

In continuous processes, the drives help prevent


downtime caused by equipment breakage. For
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example, a drive can anticipate damage by monitoring
the load torque. It can warn operators when torque
is rising and stop the process when torque reaches
a critical level. This enables adjustments to be made,
before any damage occurs to the application.
WHERE ALTIVAR PROCESS
MAKES A DIFFERENCE

OFFSHORE PRODUCTION Ensure smooth, efficient fuel


supply operations
ONSHORE PRODUCTION
Altivar Process provides as much value at the end of
REFINING the Oil & Gas chain as it does at its start.
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PETROCHEMICALS At fuel transport filling stations, Altivar Process assists
with the exact positioning of fuel tankers by controlling
FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN torque on the winch. This helps ensure smooth and
efficient fuelling operations.

Altivar Process also helps improve pump control to


fill tankers and avoid electrostatic issues in ATEX
environments.
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