Surge Protection for Shale Oil and Gas Production

Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP)


Today's increased reliance on very sensitive electronics makes surge protection an important topic for Oil and Gas industry. Oil and Gas equipment necessary for upstream operations such as Production are exposed to environmental conditions. During peak storm season equipment is subjected to increased lightning events. Ever more present are the frequent switching events within the system during normal operation. Lightning events and switching events, at play, independently of one another, cause electrical surges that can negatively impact the equipment runtime.

This page discusses how to best protect your Oil and Gas equipment for upstream operations such as Production. Each section will conclude with a Surge Protective Device (SPD) Protection Point which identifies where and what SPD to use.

Recommended SPDs for AC Incoming Power

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector Model #Link

Automatic Transfer Switch Line Side / Service Entrance277/480Vac MDS600E-277Y

Automatic Transfer Switch Load Side277/480Vac MS100-277Y

Automatic Transfer Switch Line Side Genset277/480Vac MS200-277Y

Genset Line Side277/480Vac M50-277Y-A M50-A

Distribution Panel277/480Vac MS100-277Y

Recommended SPDs for Controls

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector Model #Link
VFD_PF750Series VFD AC Input480Vac (3W+G) DS74US-480D DS74US-480D
Power_supply_AB AC Control Power120VacDS240S-120/G
Battery Backup24Vdc DS220S-24DC DS220S-24DC
Remote- IO Cabinet Instrumentation4-20mA DLA-24D3 DLA-24D3 v.2
PLC PLCEthernet Ports MJ8-C6A MJ8-C6A

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