Applications in the oil & gas industry
Apart from typical drilling tools, PCP pumps (“Progressing Cavity Pumps”) that place great strain on V-belts due to their small pulley diameter and high performance are also used for oil production.
The oil field located to the west of the United States impressively demonstrates the fascination of technology. Each of the pumps conveys up to 250 barrels of oil a day. The reliable long-term performance of the pumps places high requirements on the quality of the drive belts.
The largest production platform ever built is the Norwegian Sea Troll belonging to the oil company Statoil with a million tonnes of water displacement. It measures 472 meters in height from the plinth to the top of the torch mast and is situated on the seabed 303 metres deep.
Products in use
Uralmasch-Ischora is one of the largest heavy machinery and plant engineering concerns in Russia. Since 2010, Uralmasch has been equipping its oil pumping plants with maintenance-free optibelt KB RED POWER 3 S=C Plus high-performance belts. As a result, Uralmasch-Ischora has been able to reduce its operating expenses by 45 percent and optimise the construction of plant machinery due to Optibelt’s ability to transmit more power than any power transmission product they have ever experienced.
The Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik (LMF) from Austria is one of the leading manufacturers of high-pressure reciprocating compressor systems for air, natural gas and technical /industrial gases worldwide. These systems are used for the extraction of oil and the compression of natural gas. In these applications there is a high level of stresses due to the high performance demands and extreme weather conditions. This is why LMF uses maintenance-free optibelt RED POWER 3 S=C Plus high-performance wedge belts. They offer the power, durability and worry-free reliability LMF operations require.