Does anyone know where the world's largest electrical Motor resides, what it is used for, and who makes it? I went to a Large AC Motor GE Seminar and found two motors that was used in a refinery for Motiva that drove Fans. The following was taken from an IEEE website "The ASU for the Motiva Delaware City repowering project depends upon the proper application and operation of very large synchronous motors, including a four-pole 66000-hp machine and a four-pole 43000-hp machine, the former being the largest 1800-r/min compressor driver ever designed and manufactured." http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=952516
This article was written in 2001 so there has to be bigger motors since then.
Thanks in advance for any input. I tried search eng-tips for prior discussions and did not find any.
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