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Growing in the US market

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Voith’s patented Vorecon with Dual Torque Converter is expanding its footprint in the US market with five Vorecons equipped in compressor stations transporting natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation into markets in the mid Atlantic and Southeast states. These Vorecons are increasing transport capacity by over 25%, and improving reliability and efficiency in the process. The Vorecon with Dual Torque Converter is a variable speed planetary gear with two matched torque converters. It delivers high efficiency, even into the lower speed range, providing an efficient way to control the speed of large pumps and compressors in use in a variety of fields. It is up to 2% more efficient than variable frequency drives.

The Vorecon with Dual Torque Converter is an ideal solution for operating points that frequently fall within 60 – 90% of maximum speed, and still provides high torque at low speeds, up to 42% higher than VFDs. It is also highly reliable; the mean time between failures for the Vorecon is 48 years, boosting the productivity of the system, and will last three times longer than a VFD system.


Jim Kosalek, VP, Voith Turbo’s Power, Oil & Gas Division, North America said, “Vorecons with Dual Torque Converters are quickly expanding their presence in markets across the US. From Marcellus to Eagle Ford, customers are turning to the latest in Voith’s cutting edge technology to improve efficiency, reliability and power in their operating systems. Given the advantages the Vorecon with Dual Torque Converters provides, we expect demand will continue to mirror the tremendous growth of the oil and natural gas sectors in the US.”

Edited from press release by Claira Lloyd

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