Subsea electric motor tests a success

The 4-pole motor is one of the world's largest oil-filled motors designed for subsea applications and is designed to enable the oil and gas industry to produce ultra-deep subsea fields. It is part of a larger technology advancement initiative to develop high-pressure multiphase boosting for subsea applications. The motor features Flowserve’s Pleuger technology and and Byron Jackson brand submersible designs.

The motor was tested at the Flowserve high-power test facility located in Etten Leur, Netherlands, and exceeded all IEC 60034 requirements for a nameplate rating of 3.5 MW. The testing also included integration testing with a Flowserve manufactured high-boost twin-screw multiphase pump developed at the same time.

"The successful completion of the test brings higher driver power le els to the subsea market than were previously available," said Dr. Andreas Dreiss, director, advanced technology, at Flowserve.