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Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings

Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en

Variable-Speed Drives
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Fields of applications. state-of-the-art test equipment and a compre­ hen­sive quality assurance system form the basis of the reliability of Voith variable-speed couplings.Voith Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings Developed for Reliability Voith Turbo is the worldwide leading manufacturer of hydro­dynamic variable-speed drives. Continuous development keeps our products at the latest state of technology. drives of: Power plants:  Fans  Pumps Materials handling:  Slurry pumps  Belt conveyors District heating plants:  Circulating pumps Chemical industry:  Pumps  Fans  Mixers  Centrifuges Oil & gas industry:  Pumps  Compressors Metallurgical industry:  Blowers  Descaling pumps Water industry:  Water supply and waste water pumps Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en 3 . Ongoing research. Voith variable-speed turbo coup­ lings are renowned all over the world for numerous features and customer benefits in the widest range of applications.

Low downtimes due to extremely high reliability and availability. Easy maintenance.e. They are renowned for numerous features and customer benefits. Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en . Customers all over the world count on the unique range of benefits: 4 Precise load adaptation of driven machines due to the high control accuracy and fast reaction times. Those are i. Wear-free transmission of power through kinetic energy of a fluid. low mainten­ ance costs. Mechanical separation and thus protection of motor and driven machine by dampening of torsional vibrations and shock loads. cost and energy saving. They alltogether result in a unmatched total cost of owner­ ship for the operator in a wide range of applications.Voith Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings Unique Advantages – Strong Benefits Voith variable speed couplings are the optimum solution for a reli­ able operation of your plant. easy maintenance. Long service life. long ser­ vice life.

tropical climates. Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en 5 . Suitable for a wide variety of environmental conditions (i. arctic and hazardous areas). Optimium total cost of ownership compared to alternative drive systems. Integrated lube oil system. desert. Energy savings. Compact and robust design.Relieved motor start-up and smooth acceleration of heavy masses results in less stress and thus a longer service life of the motor. Lube oil supply to motor and driven machine. lower operation cost and extension of the life time of the driven machine compared to fixed speed.e.

Function Simplified cross section 3 1 2 7 1 Pump wheel 2 Turbine wheel 3 Shell 4 Scoop tube housing 5 Oil sump 6 Oil circulation pump 7 Scoop tube 8 Working oil cooler 4 1 2 6 8 5 6 Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en 3 4 7 Voith variable-speed turbo coup­ lings are fluid couplings. The operating range depends on the load characteristics (torque relative to speed). thus en­ abling exact and stepless speed control of the driven machine. The filling grade of the operating fluid can be varied during operation between 0 % and 100 %. and a turbine wheel. connecting the prime mover – in most cases an electric motor – with the driven ma­ chine. connected to the output shaft. mostly oil. connect­ ed to the in­put shaft. The coupling transmits the power by means of the kinetic en­ ergy of the fluid. . It circu­ la­tes in a closed working chamber between the pump wheel.

g. boiler feed pumps operating at varying pressure) 3 Parabolic torque (resistance parabola. since minor deviations of coupling size. fans) 4 Decreasing torque (e. boiler feed pumps at fixed pressure operation) Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en 7 . g.Voith Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings Torque Curves Operating range 125 40 % 50 % 60 % 70 % 80 % 100 % III The performance diagram shows the transmittable coupling torques TK at different scoop tube positions as a function of the output speed. circulation volume and oil viscosity are possible. g. smin 1 100 I TK in % 75 30 % II 2 3 50 20 % 4 25 10 % IV 0 % 0 50 Output speed in % of input speed 100 Torque curves of different driven machines against variable-speed turbo coupling performance curves Operating ranges: I. The desired output speed is the result of a stable intersection bet­ween coup­ling torque TK and load torque (load curve). IV Starting range II Control range III Overload range The continuity of the curve is subject to modifications. pumps without back p ­ ressure. Parameters: Typical load curves: Scoop tube position in % of the full scoop-tube stroke. and compressors) 2 Decreasing torque (e. TK Transmitted coupling torque smin Minimum slip required for torque transmission ( n s= 1 – n2 1 ) • 100 [%] n 1 Input speed n 2 Output speed 1 Constant torque (e. positive displacement pumps.

Electric motor and driven machine are con­ nected to the variable-speed turbo coup­ling via connecting couplings. The rotating parts are supported in the closed. the oil pump is directly ­driven by the input shaft.Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings Type SVTL SVTL 1 2 5 6 3 10 9 5 7 8 4 Coupling type SVTL has a self-sup­ porting design in a tunnel housing. oil-tight housing. The shafts are supported in antifriction bearings which are lubricated by a mech­an­ ically driven lube oil pump incorp­ orated in the variable-speed coup­ ling. . 8 Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en The oil tank is integrated into the housing.

3 42 48 7- 22 2- 12 HP 56 56 2. oil tank extends into base.8 -1 22 0- 686 200 100 80 60 50 400 2- 75 1 000 800 600 500 400 300 75 Input power rating P1 in kW 0- 22 -1 2 000 56 2.8 2- 33 56 2- 33 HP 7 000 5 000 4 000 3 000 500 600 750 1 000 1 200 1 500 1 800 3 000 3 600 Input speed n1 in rpm Variable-speed turbo coupling type SVTL in a boiler feed pump drive SVTL selection chart Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en 9 .8 1 469 725 1 400 400 l 1 750 kg 1 866-22-12.0 2- 22 6- 36 42 2- 22 21 48 7- 56 2- 21 21 65 0- 21 -6 .0 1 120 630 1 780 250 l 850 kg 487-21 973 500 1 490 110 l 570 kg 487-22 1 145 630 1 780 250 l 900 kg 487-12 1 255 800 1 780 500 l 1 200 kg 562-21 1 145 630 1 780 250 l 970 kg 562-12 1 255 800 1 780 500 l 1 260 kg 562-33 1 358 800 1 350 450 l 2 200 kg 562 HP 1 358 800 1 350 450 l 2 200 kg A B Simplified longitudinal section 650-21 1 310 750 2 000 300 l 1 200 kg 750-21-6.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pump wheel Turbine wheel Shell Oil sump Scoop tube housing Scoop tube Filling pump Oil cooler Lube oil filter Lube oil supply for variable-speed turbo coupling and other machines Size A B C Oil filling Weight 366-22 973 500 1 490 110 l 610 kg 422-22 973 500 1 490 110 l 630 kg 422-22-2.8 1 469 725 1 400 400 l 1 800 kg 1 C Dimensions in mm 1 With this design.3 1 310 750 2 000 300 l 1 300 kg 750-22-12. dimension B is therefore exceeded 48 712 22 -2 .

Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings Types SVNL. The rotat­ ing parts are located in the com­ plete­ly closed. For pre-lubrication prior to start-up. an electric motor driven auxiliary lubrication pump is added. The bearings are force lubricated by pressur­ized oil. Variable-speed turbo coupling type SVNL in a circulation pump drive 10 Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en . a gear pump) is used which is direct driven by the input shaft. With type SVNLG. the main shafts are supported by sleeve bearings. with certain designs. 6 5 With type SVNL. a centrifugal oil pump (or. oil-tight housing. The bear­ings are force lubri­ cated using pressurized oil. Main motor and driven machine are connected to the variable-speed turbo coupling via connecting coup­ lings. the main shafts are supported by antifriction bear­ ings. SVNLG SVNL SVNLG 1 2 1 2 3 3 4 4 7 7 11 8 6 8 5 Coupling types SVNL and SVNLG are of self-supporting design with a horizontally split housing. The oil tank is integrated into the housing.

5 10 133 11 00 0-1 50 -22 -22 2-8 0 86 6-2 2 75 0-2 2 86 6-2 2-2 6 6 8 56 2 2-3 62 33 3 0-3 3 48 7-3 3 10 000 -2 132 11 50 -22 -32 10 00 -22 -32 86 6-2 2-2 6 7 000 5 000 4 000 3 000 300 400 500 600 1 200 1 500 1 800 3 000 3 600 Input speed n1 in rpm Input speed n1 in rpm SVNL selection chart 900 SVNLG selection chart Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en 11 .H 50 21-2 P 2.5 1 950 1 060 1 920 780 l 4 250 kg 1210-21-32 1 950 1 060 1 920 780 l 4 250 kg 1210 HP 1 950 1 060 1 920 780 l 4 250 kg Type SVNLG Size A B C Oil filling Weight 1330-12 3 150 800 2 400 1 500 l 12 000 kg 1330-21 3 150 800 2 400 1 500 l 10 000 kg 1390-21 3 150 800 2 400 1 500 l 11 000 kg 1540-21 3 150 800 2 400 1 500 l 12 000 kg 1780-21 3 780 900 2 900 3 000 l 16 200 kg A B Simplified longitudinal section C Other sizes upon request.5 12 121 10 0. Dimensions in mm.1 Pump wheel 2 Turbine wheel 3 Shell 4 Scoop tube housing 5 Oil sump 6 Oil circulation pump 7 Scoop tube 8 Working oil cooler Type SVNL Size A B C Oil filling Weight 866-22-26 1 750 1 060 1 820 1 000 l 3 850 kg 1000-21-18.5 1 950 1 060 1 920 780 l 4 000 kg 1150-22-32 1 950 1 060 1 920 780 l 4 150 kg 1210-21-22.5 -1 8.5 1 950 1 060 1 920 780 l 3 850 kg 1000-22-32 1 950 1 060 1 920 780 l 4 000 kg 1150-21-18. 8 000 Input power rating P1 in kW 10 00 -2 1- 18 .5 -2 1 1 000 800 600 500 400 300 11 Input power rating P1 in kW 2 000 200 100 80 60 50 400 3 000 2 000 17 12 10 6 000 5 000 4 000 1 000 800 600 400 500 600 750 1 000 1 200 1 5001 800 3 000 3 600 80 -21 -80 154 0-2 1-5 133 0 17 80 0-1 -12 2-5 15 40 0 115 -12 120 0-2 -80 1-1 8.

5 10 . The coupling has two oil circuits: a working oil and a lubri­cating oil circuit. 12 Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en The oil sump is flanged to the hous­ ing. Input and output shafts are supported separately in a cast iron housing. Both circuits are with mechanically driven pumps. Main motor and driven machine are connected to the vari­ able-speed turbo coupling via con­ nect­ing couplings.Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings Type SVL SVL M 1 2 3 11 4 8 7 9 6 Coupling type SVL has a selfsupporting design with high power density. The shafts are supported in sleeve bearings which are force lu­ bricated using pres­­­surized oil. A flow control valve adjusts the working oil flow to s­ ave energy.

Simplified longitudinal section 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pump wheel Turbine wheel Shell Coupling housing Oil sump Oil circulation pump Scoop tube Flow control valve Auxiliary lubricating pump 10 Working oil cooler 11 Lube oil cooler Variable-speed turbo coupling type SVL in a pipeline pump drive 10 000 51 56 0M 2M 0M 68 2M 5 000 62 Input power rating P1 in kW 30 000 1 000 1 000 2 000 3 000 4 000 5 000 7 000 Input speed n1 in rpm Variable-speed turbo coupling type 562 SVL i n a crude oil / offshore pump drive SVL modular selection chart Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en 13 .

The coupling type is available both in horizontal and vertical design. It combines a new concept with proven technology. 14 Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en Some applications are the drive of pumps in irrigation systems. flanged to electric motor Variable-speed turbo coupling type SVTW is operated with water in­ stead of mineral oil as operating medium. in mu­ nicipal water works and asso­ciated waste water systems. . The coup­ ling is directly flanged to the motor which results in compact design and easy installation. The pumped water can be used as operating medium.Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings Type SVTW SVTW horizontal 4 65 9 2 3 10 1 7 8 Variable-speed water coupling type SVTW – horizontal design.

1 522 300 1 894 2 065 6 750 kg D Simplified longitudinal section B Dimensions in mm A C 4500 3500 2500 ve rt. 90 ve 56 2 65 0 75 0 86 6 10 500 00 11 50 1000 13 Input power rating P1 in kW rt. 1500 100 400 600 750 900 1200 1500 1800 Input speed n1 in rpm Electric motor (P = 600 kW.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Motor shaft Coupling housing Pump wheel Turbine wheel Shell Scoop tube Output shaft Water supply line Water return line Scoop tube linkage Size A B C D Weight 562 577 170 747 850 700 kg 650 738 170 930 960 847 kg 750 816 170 1 040 1 120 1 267 kg 866 1 011 210 1 273 1 350 2 040 kg 1000 1 133 250 1 415 1 500 2 990 kg 1150 vert. 1 254 250 1 586 1 720 4 450 kg 1390 vert. n = 990 rpm) with ver­ tical water coupling type 866 SVTW as drive of a drinking water pump in a German waterworks SVTW selection chart Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en 15 .

The coupling is supported by the main motor shaft on the input side. The rotating parts are fully supported in the housing.. 16 Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en 6 The housing of both types can be adapted to the flange of the driven machine. designs with both antifriction and sleeve bearings are available. SVNL vert. on the output side. Depending on the size. SVNK vert. is partly self-supported and has also been designed for vertical applications. 6 . a bearing has been incorporated into the scoop tube housing. is selfsupported and has a vertical de­ sign. SVNK vert.Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings Types SVNL vert. The oil supply is ensured by a separate oil supply system. 1 1 8 2 3 2 4 4 7 7 8 3 5 5 Coupling type SVNL vert. Coupling type SVNK vert.

in a waste water pump drive SVNL vert. C 5 000 4 000 3 000 2 -22 400 31 200 6 36 6 48 300 7 56 2 65 0 0 75 86 500 6-2 10 00 50 -22 1 000 11 Input power rating P1 in kW 2 000 600 800 1 200 2 000 3 000 4 000 Input speed n1 in rpm Variable-speed turbo coupling type SVNL vert. dimensions in mm. Customized to suit motor or driven machine.A B Cmin1 487 945 775 680 562 1 250 1 030 790 650 1 250 1 030 890 750 1 614 1 305 1 050 866 1 614 1 305 1 180 1000 2 046 1 656 1 360 1150 2 046 1 656 1 560 B 1 Pump wheel 2 Turbine wheel 3 Shell 4 Scoop tube housing 5 Oil sump 6 Oil circulation pump 7 Scoop tube 8 Working oil cooler Size A Simplified longitudinal section SVNL vert. selection chart Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en 17 . 1  SVNK vert. dimensions upon request.

a process value (e. a speed mea­suring device is provided.Integration of Voith Variable-Speed Turbo Coupling into a Control Circuit Variable-speed turbo couplings serve to control the speed of driven machines. pressure. etc. g. Similar to the speed. Then this process value is used as set value. flow. In many cases. 18 Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en . the couplings are integrated into an automatic process. Pole wheel with pick-up Driven machine Motor Scoop tube position controller Driven machine Motor Scoop tube position controller Actuator Actual value scoop tube position 4 – 20 mA Speed measurement device Actuator Set value scoop tube position 4 – 20 mA Actual value scoop tube position Process controller Speed Actual process value indicator 4 – 20 mA Position control circuit Set value scoop tube position Set process value 4 – 20 mA Process control circuit Position control circuit Process control circuit Components:  Scoop tube actuator including position controller for continuous control operation Components:  Process controller  Scoop tube actuator including position control for continuous control operation If the speed is to be used as a pro­cess value or if it is to be displayed or to be incorporated.) can be incorporated into a control cir­cuit.

e. in order for a detailed design of a Voith Variable-Speed Coupling to be achieved. Voith Turbo I Variable-Speed Turbo Couplings I cr 104 en 19 . country) Driven machine (Application.g. (for air-oil-cooler selection) ❑ fresh ❑ demineralized ❑ indoor ❑ outdoor max. fax / e-mail Required information Customer Location (city. special requirements Please send the filled-in form by fax (+49 7951 32-650) or by e-mail (vs.  °C  °C ❑ sea water Area classification (in case of hazardous area) ❑ yes External lube oil supply requirements (motor and driven machine) Shaft diameter: Oil flow: l / min ❑ no mm Shaft length: mm Specification. Thank you.drives@voith. boiler feed pump) Quantity ❑ parabolic Torque characteristic ❑ constant Maximum power consumption P2 of driven machine kW Motor speed n1 rpm Maximum speed n2 of driven machine rpm Required regulating range from Arrangement ❑ parabolic % to 100 % ❑ constant Additional information End user Engineering company Motor power P1 ❑ yes Water temperature: ❑ no Cooling water available Installation °C Ambient temperature: min. Driven machine (power consumer) Contact Name.com) to the Voith Variable-Speed Drives team.Technical Information for Voith Variable-Speed Coupling Selection Please complete the following questionnaire as detailed as possible. company Phone. We will get in contact with you shortly.

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