Variable Speed Drives (VSDs): Combining production with protection
The VSD protects your equipment from experiencing downtime because of mechanical limits and difficult pumping applications. By slowing a unit just enough to avoid working load violations, the VSD manages rod float problems and peak rod load issues with heavy oil. The Lufkin Well Manager™ (LWM) solution is always monitoring the equipment and production to provide the best response if a malfunction is detected.
The Variable Speed Drive is fully integrated through the LWM solution, so there’s no need for cumbersome setup. With the LWM solution’s Quick Start programming method, the user only has to enter a few parameters to get the system up and running. Moreover, the LWM solution takes over auto-tuning, which eliminates the need to perform a motor disconnect and reconnect.