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Siemens to provide drives for natural gas pipeline

April 18, 2012 – The Drive Technologies Division of Siemens Industry announced a multi-million dollar drive train project with global natural gas leader Williams Partners to provide a high speed motor application for a natural gas pipeline.  
 
Siemens will provide two 16,000 hp (4,160v input) ROBICON Perfect Harmony WCIII drives and two 7,200v (9,500 rpm) high-speed induction motors.  The project was undertaken by Williams Partners to replace two old 7,000 hp motors and drives in an effort to increase flow and enhance reliability.  This is the first time that high speed motors in this size range have been used for a natural gas pipeline in the United States.
 
The project is part of an upgrade to Station 205 in Princeton, NJ, part of Williams Partners’ Transco Pipeline System, a 10,000-mile natural gas pipeline system that extends from Texas to the New York City metropolitan area, serving customers in 13 states.  The project is scheduled to be operational in the fall of 2012.
 
Siemens recently announced that is has combined all of its electric motors into one product family with the name Simotics, a move that integrates the entire portfolio and improves clarity for customers.  Siemens has also launched its online Energy Savings Estimator, a user-friendly tool that allows customers using drives, motors, couplings and gearboxes the ability to estimate potential energy savings across their entire drive train. 
 
Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit.
 
The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability.
 

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