Experiences with the Application of Large Variable Frequency Drives to Slurry Pumping

CIM Montreal 2003
Abstract Suncor Energy Inc. has recently commissioned 12,500 horsepower VFDs driving series piped slurry pumps in its Extraction Tailings service. This installation, one of the largest slurry pumping installation in the world, has a number of unique features as described in the paper. As well experiences gained during the start up and initial operation are related and a description of the typical operating parameters of the system is provided.
Keywords: variable frequency drive, application, slurry pump
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