Helping the U.S. Navy to Better Preserve the Environment
Oct 29 2014 Comments 0
The U.S. Navy is deeply committed to changing the way energy is used and produced, including preserving the environment, planning and mitigating the harmful effects of climate change. Specialised in technologies addressing energy efficiency, GE’s Power Conversion (USA) business was chosen by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to build a test system for a cleaner and more productive future in full scale testing of shipboard propulsion and electrical distribution systems at its Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES).
In a traditional testing environment, power transmitted from the grid, passes through a test system and the tested equipment with waste heat is then released to the environment. However, GE’s solution integrates two motors at the end of the cycle that re-captures the energy and recycles it back into the testing system. As a result, it improves overall energy efficiency for the facility and also saves on fuel consumption. In addition, the GE technology reduces carbon emissions from the facility, further strengthening the U.S. Navy’s commitment to protecting the environment.
GE’s long-term relationship with the U.S. Navy includes supplying advanced power and propulsion solutions for a variety of vessel types. GE also has strong references for test benches, where they have supplied several turnkey projects in various industries to improve testing and, ultimately, the performance of tested machines.
For this particular project, GE is providing MV7000 medium voltage drives, two pole synchronous machines, a tandem load machine, a shaft system, and engineering and construction support. The electrical test system is projected to be commissioned at the beginning of 2017.
Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.
Jul 27 2017 Rome, Italy
Jul 29 2017 Tehran, Iran
Aug 23 2017 Melbourne, Australia
Aug 27 2017 Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 05 2017 Mexico City, Mexico