An 8 MW, 3-level inverter drive based on press-pack IGBTs: design, construction and operational propulsion system

Qasim Al'Akayshee, H Neal, A Sartain, S Reynolds, Xibo Yuan, Mo Al-Akayshee

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Abstract

This paper describes the design, construction, test and operation of a 125 mm pole face capsule IGBT device, which has been used in a 3-level neutral-point-clamped (NPC) inverter, based variable speed drive. The reliability of the power electronics must be improved, as it is an essential component of the ships propulsion system. Additional stress is exerted on the devices due to the operating conditions, where full torque is often applied to the motor in unfavourable environments; hence an improved power electronic water-cooled assembly has been designed, constructed and tested. It has proven its capability and wider operational field when applied to marines ship.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2016
EventIET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Apr 201621 Apr 2016

Conference

ConferenceIET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period19/04/1621/04/16

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    Al'Akayshee, Q., Neal, H., Sartain, A., Reynolds, S., Yuan, X., & Al-Akayshee, M. (2016). An 8 MW, 3-level inverter drive based on press-pack IGBTs: design, construction and operational propulsion system. Paper presented at IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, Glasgow, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0254