Published on February 27, 2014
VACON CASE STUDY KEEPING BULK TERMINAL RUNNING IN KWINANA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA KEEPING BULK TERMINAL RUNNING IN KWINANA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA Photo: Rodney Aumann, Vacon Pacific CLIENT NAME: Port of Fremantle / Kwinana Bulk Terminal SEGMENT: Cranes & Hoists PRODUCTS USED: VACON® NXP & VACON® NXS AC drives LOCATION: Kwinana, Western Australia 1 www.vacon.com
VACON CASE STUDY KEEPING BULK TERMINAL RUNNING IN KWINANA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA KEY FACTS OF CLIENT: • Kwinana bulk terminal is part of the Port of Fremantle, 33 km south of Perth. It is one of Australia’s major bulk cargo ports, handling iron ore, grain, petroleum, liquid petroleum gas, fertilisers, coal, sulphur and other bulk commodities. 2 www.vacon.com
VACON CASE STUDY KEEPING BULK TERMINAL RUNNING IN KWINANA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA CHALLENGE: • Kwinana’s bulk terminal has undergone an extensive upgrade in recent years. A $44 million project was completed in 2012 to enable the exporting of up to 4.4 million tonnes of iron ore annually. 3 www.vacon.com
VACON CASE STUDY KEEPING BULK TERMINAL RUNNING IN KWINANA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA SOLUTION: • Automation Alliance, Vacon Pacific’s System Integrator in Perth, had an important role in the commissioning of the control system integrating the new VACON® variable speed AC drives into the upgraded Scada system. • Kwinana Bulk Terminal exclusively uses VACON® AC drives, mainly for feeders, conveyors and crane long travel operations. • 25 VACON® NXS, VACON® NXP and VACON® NXC AC drives control 85 motors with a total motor power exceeding 4.1 MW at 415 V. Upgrades will take this up to 4.5 MW in the future. 4 www.vacon.com
VACON CASE STUDY KEEPING BULK TERMINAL RUNNING IN KWINANA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA TESTIMONIAL: “Since we started using VACON® VSDs back in 2004, our productivity and reliability has increased immensely… we have had no failures with the VSDs, and the sales support and service of Vacon in Western Australia and from the Melbourne head office has been exceptional.” Gary Breen, Outer Harbour Electrical Projects and Reliability Officer Kwinana Bulk Terminal FOR FULL STORY: http://www.vacon.com/Vacon/media/References/Keeping-bulk-terminalrunning-in-Kwinana-Western-Australia/ 5 www.vacon.com
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