A Practical Application of a Sinewave Filter to Resolve ESP Motor Failures

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      IEEE
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Abstract:
      In an effort to address high failure rates in Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs), Oil Field operators have been encouraged to use either 6-Step Drives or PWM Drives equipped with sinewave filters. Although both provide improvement over PWM Drives without sinewave filters, premature failure rates in filters and motors are commonplace resulting in extremely costly repairs and even more costly downtime. Little can be done to improve the performance of the 6-Step topology with respect to voltage waveform distortion but significant improvement can be achieved with PWM topology through the application of a uniquely designed sinewave filter.This paper provides a detailed description of the problems associated with 6-Step and PWM Drive operation in ESP applications. Conventional designs of PWM sinewave filters are reviewed and a new design approach is introduced for PWM sinewave filters that lowers voltage and current distortion and provides nearly complete compensation for the motor’s reactive power while minimizing exposure to resonance. Case Studies on successful retrofits of a 200 HP and an 1100 HP ESP drive are discussed.
    • Contents Note:
      Conference Acronym: PCIC
    • Author Affiliations:
      Mirus International Inc,Brampton,ON,Canada,L6S 5P6
      Mirus International Inc,Waller,TX,USA,77484
      Denbury Onshore, LLC,Baker,MT,USA
    • ISBN:
      978-1-7281-2305-9
    • ISSN:
      2161-8127
    • Relation:
      2019 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC)
    • Accession Number:
      10.1109/PCIC30934.2019.9074519
    • Rights:
      Copyright 2019, IEEE
    • AMSID:
      9074519
    • Conference Acronym:
      PCIC
    • Date of Current Version:
      2019
    • Document Subtype:
      IEEE Conference
    • Notes:
      Conference Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Canada

      Conference Start Date: 9 Sept. 2019

      Conference End Date: 12 Sept. 2019
    • Accession Number:
      edseee.9074519
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HOEVENAARS, A.; MCGRAW, M.; BURLEY, C. A Practical Application of a Sinewave Filter to Resolve ESP Motor Failures. 2019 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), 2019 IEEE, [s. l.], p. 311–320, 2019. DOI 10.1109/PCIC30934.2019.9074519. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edseee&AN=edseee.9074519. Acesso em: 9 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hoevenaars A, McGraw M, Burley C. A Practical Application of a Sinewave Filter to Resolve ESP Motor Failures. 2019 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), 2019 IEEE. September 2019:311-320. doi:10.1109/PCIC30934.2019.9074519
    • APA:
      Hoevenaars, A., McGraw, M., & Burley, C. (2019). A Practical Application of a Sinewave Filter to Resolve ESP Motor Failures. 2019 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), 2019 IEEE, 311–320. https://doi.org/10.1109/PCIC30934.2019.9074519
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hoevenaars, Anthony, Mike McGraw, and Colt Burley. 2019. “A Practical Application of a Sinewave Filter to Resolve ESP Motor Failures.” 2019 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), 2019 IEEE, September, 311–20. doi:10.1109/PCIC30934.2019.9074519.
    • Harvard:
      Hoevenaars, A., McGraw, M. and Burley, C. (2019) ‘A Practical Application of a Sinewave Filter to Resolve ESP Motor Failures’, 2019 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), 2019 IEEE, pp. 311–320. doi: 10.1109/PCIC30934.2019.9074519.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hoevenaars, A, McGraw, M & Burley, C 2019, ‘A Practical Application of a Sinewave Filter to Resolve ESP Motor Failures’, 2019 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), 2019 IEEE, pp. 311–320, viewed 9 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hoevenaars, Anthony, et al. “A Practical Application of a Sinewave Filter to Resolve ESP Motor Failures.” 2019 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), 2019 IEEE, Sept. 2019, pp. 311–320. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1109/PCIC30934.2019.9074519.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hoevenaars, Anthony, Mike McGraw, and Colt Burley. “A Practical Application of a Sinewave Filter to Resolve ESP Motor Failures.” 2019 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), 2019 IEEE, September 1, 2019, 311–20. doi:10.1109/PCIC30934.2019.9074519.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hoevenaars A, McGraw M, Burley C. A Practical Application of a Sinewave Filter to Resolve ESP Motor Failures. 2019 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Conference (PCIC), 2019 IEEE [Internet]. 2019 Sep 1 [cited 2020 Aug 9];311–20. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edseee&AN=edseee.9074519