Electric power generation solutions provider Vert Energy is the sole supplier of electric motors manufacturer Leroy-Somer in Southern Africa.
Vert Energy supplies the entire Leroy-Somer (LS) range, including standard and adapted ac and dc motors, geared and brake motors, variable-speed drives (VSDs) and alternators.
“Leroy-Somer’s motor, drive and automation solutions focus on maximising energy savings, enhancing performance and safety and optimising productivity in diverse sectors,” says Vert Energy MD Grant Robertson.
Included in the LS range are LS ATEX induction motors, designed for safe use in hazardous areas, including gas zones 1 and 2 and dust zones 21 and 22.
“The multi-purpose fixed and variable-speed-compatible motors comply with stringent quality and safety specifications for operation in explosive, gas and dust atmospheres. “They also provide the highest guarantees of safety and reliability in extreme conditions. Further advantages are energy efficiency, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and short-term return on investment,” states Robertson.
The LS ATEX motors can be adapted to several configuration variants and finishes to meet exact requirements of the manufacturing or automation applications, with variable load factor limitations, extreme operating cycles or the need to increase productivity.
“This range is particularly well-suited for pump, ventilation, agitator and mixed applications in refineries, pipelines, petrochemicals and food industries,” says Robertson.
LS ATEX motors meet IE2 high efficiency and IE3 premium levels, standards of efficiency for motors, as standard in two, four or six poles and frequencies of 50 Hz and 60 Hz. Frame sizes range from 80 to 355, and power ratings are between 0.75 and 400 kW.
Ratios between rated power, speed and frame size for LS ATEX motors comply with the applicable standards IEC 60034 and 60072.
Apart from the online LS ATEX technical catalogue, which includes relevant information on efficiency and mechanical and electrical data, the company also has an online configurator to assist in the selection of motors, brake or geared motors, combined with VSDs.
Vert Energy is also the authorised sales and support partner for power control solutions provider DEIF generator controls, heat transfer solutions providers API and Covrad GT Heat Transfer. This also includes industrial equipment supplier ASCO automatic transfer switches and Avtron and Froment load banks, as well as lighting technology provider Allight Lighting Towers.