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Reference Number InnUK/102237/01
Title CERAMOTOR
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 50%;
Final stage Development and Demonstration 50%;
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Coreteq Systems Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 July 2015
End Date 30 April 2017
Duration 22 months
Total Grant Value £1,527,409
Industrial Sectors
Region South East
Programme Competition Call: 1405_CRD_ENE_GEN_ENCATMSR1 - Energy Catalyst - Mid Stage - Round 1. Activity Energy Catalyst Rnd 1 Mid Stage
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Coreteq Systems Limited (91.009%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , TWI Technology Centre (8.991%)
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Abstract CERAMOTOR is an exciting project, part-funded by the Technology Strategy Board under the Energy Catalyst competition, to design and develop a new type of motor for an electric submersible pump (ESP). ESPs are widely used in the Oil & Gas sector worldwide, to boost productivity or to de-water wells, but they suffer from inherent drawbacks: poor low-speed efficiency, overheating, contamination and insulation breakdown. These cause premature motor failures (32% of ESP-related stoppages). Our motor will embody game-changing efficiency, reliability and value. It will achieve this with an innovative hybrid rotor design, which will be highly efficient at all speeds. The motor will use composite components and alloys for improved performance at internal temperatures of up to 550 C - much higher than existing motor limits. MTBF of up to 5000hrs, compared to a typical existing motor MTBF of 3500hrs. Our motor will have an 8 year design life, up to 6 years longer than existing motors, making it highly attractive to end-users. The design can be adapted for use in a range of sectors other Oil & Gas: Automotive, Aerospace, Marine and in particular, Geothermal.CERAMOTOR is an exciting project, part-funded by the Technology Strategy Board under the Energy Catalyst competition, to design and develop a new type of motor for an electric submersible pump (ESP). ESPs are widely used in the Oil & Gas sector worldwide, to boost productivity or to de-water wells, but they suffer from inherent drawbacks: poor low-speed efficiency, overheating, contamination and insulation breakdown. These cause premature motor failures (32% of ESP-related stoppages). Our motor will embody game-changing efficiency, reliability and value. It will achieve this with an innovative hybrid rotor design, which will be highly efficient at all speeds. The motor will use composite components and alloys for improved performance at internal temperatures of up to 550 C - much higher than existing motor limits. MTBF of up to 5000hrs, compared to a typical existing motor MTBF of 3500hrs. Our motor will have an 8 year design life, up to 6 years longer than existing motors, making it highly attractive to end-users. The design can be adapted for use in a range of sectors other Oil & Gas: Automotive, Aerospace, Marine and in particular, Geothermal.
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