The Voith TurboCool coupling optimizes the operation of gas compressor stations with engine-driven cooling fans. This coupling reliably regulates the speed of the fans to maintain optimum cooling performance.
The cooling system does not freeze up and does not overheat. This increases availability to the compressor station.
The cooling system requires less power. The increase in gas production is possible with saved power.
Lower cooling capacity means lower CO2 emissions and lower fan noise. Environmental pollution is reduced.
TurboCool transmits power hydrodynamically, this means through moving fluid. Power transmission is thus wear-free. Connection to a three-phase supply is not necessary. Thus, the coupling is directly applicable to remote compressor stations that are not connected to the power grid. The coupling can be integrated into new as well as existing systems. It has power from 45 to 110 kW.
Hydrodynamic couplings transmit the initiated mechanical power to the driven machine via a flow of fluid. This occurs by means of two-bladed wheels positioned face to face. The primary wheel (red) is connected with the motor and acts like a rotary pump, the secondary wheel (blue) is connected to the driven machine and acts like a turbine. Power transmission is proportional to the fill level in the working circuit. As a result of the mechanical separation of the drive and driven sides, the hydrodynamic couplings transfer the power wear-free and dampen the torsional vibration and torque shocks in the drive chain at the same time.
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