In the energy industry, prime movers drive pumping units, compressors, chillers, and other forms of related equipment
Types of prime movers
The two most common prime movers in the oil and gas industry. Each type of prime mover has unique characteristics that make it appropriate for an application on the basis of site conditions and fuel energy availability.
Steam turbines can also be used. Steam turbines are not common in field operations and are used primarily in plants.
Electric motors are not considered “prime” movers and are discussed in the Electrical systems page.
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