Permanent Magnet Motor Surface Drive System
Maximize safety and energy efficiency of progressing cavity pumps (PCPs)
Eliminate belts and sheaves to improve PCP safety and energy efficiency.
KUDU hydraulic or electric driveheads are specifically designed for progressing cavity pump (PCP) installations in heavy to light oil, gas dewatering, and thermal operations. These driveheads are either a vertical shaft, bearing box type, or a right-angle drive gearbox type. Ranging up to 200 horsepower, the KUDU driveheads are proven performers available in four models and meet critical safety and environmental standards.
The system comprises a direct-drive permanent magnet motor that provides the driving force for a PCP; a control system that enables starting, stopping, and full forward and backward management of the motor. The PMM system saves energy with up to 96% efficiency as compared to traditional induction motors with only 85% efficiency. The PMM system also improves safety and simplifies maintenance with fewer exposed moving parts and with no belts or sheaves.
The system is operated by either basic control panel or multifunction KUDU Pump Manager well optimization unit. The control panel can be outfitted to display the input current from an independent ampere meter and the speed by revolution meter.