July 2003

Process Technology

Electrical distribution system voltage selection

Use these guidelines to determine the most economical solution

Brambilla, R., Invernizzi, G., Lionetto, P., FWI-Foster Wheeler Italiana

Selecting voltage level of the electrical distribution system in a large industrial installation is related to several factors that shall be analyzed from technical and economical points of view. The main factor is plant total power demand. Usually, the bigger the total plant load, the higher the supply voltage. As a consequence, for a plant with high power demand (reference figure may be 30 MW) in addition to the 6 kV distribution/utilization voltage commonly used to feed large motors, a second voltage level shall be selected as the primary distribution system to distribute the energy to several load centers within the

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $409 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact email Peter Ramsay or call +44 20 3409 2240*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive



{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}