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Viewing and Mitigating Bearing Currents in Electrical Submersible Pump Systems

This project was intended to develop a means of viewing and understanding bearing currents that result from the induction motor within an Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) system. Beyond that, it is meant to provide a way to test and modify the use of various bearing current mitigation methods to better understand how to avoid minimize them within these systems. This was achieved by creating a simulation using tools such as Matlab and Simulink to make a user friendly interface that allows comprehensive testing of various induction motor parameters as well as bearing current prevention measures.

Team Members: 

Matthew Babyak

Morgan Petrinec

Jesus Quijano

Otoniel Torres