Load Sharing with Built-in Redundancy
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Extracting resources from the ground in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert in New Mexico is never going to be an easy task. Amidst the extreme heat and dust any equipment needs to be robust and reliable.
DSE’s load sharing control modules are used in off-grid applications in New Mexico and Texas. One particular site uses seven 350 KVA load sharing gensets to supply the only source of power for its three large pumps. Other sites use different combinations of load sharing gensets in similar ways.
Salt water is pumped into the ground and the by-product of waste gas, instead of being flared off, is used to power the gensets. This infinite cycle means the application can fulfil its own power requirements while at the same time reducing waste and costs and meeting environmental targets.
The seven load sharing gensets have built-in redundancy ensuring there is sufficient capacity for down time for at least one or two gensets at any one time. This allows for maintenance, servicing and any unplanned shutdowns. The control modules used are the DSE8610MKIIs which were configured to operate the built-in redundancy function automatically. The modules communicate information to the site management team who supervise the site remotely.