VACON® NXP Grid Converter

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Energy storage and power conversion enabler

The VACON® NXP Grid Converter plays a key role in supporting clean power conversion in distributed networks with or without energy storage.

By enabling connection of energy storage to AC grids, and facilitating AC grids onboard vessels or island applications in remote areas, it fulfils a unique function. Without the grid converter none of these would be possible. 

The grid converter facilitates load sharing and is highly versatile, for easy integration into diverse networks. Its importance cannot be overstated; use of a grid converter is a must in reaching emission targets.

 

Smart grid converter

VACON NXP Grid Converter for smart grids improves stability in the grid by supporting a diverse range of energy generators and energy storage systems. By enabling peak shaving, it in turn reduces the capital investment required for grid infrastructure. It is certified for grid code compliance in a wide range of countries, for fast system certification for system integrators.

Shore supply power conversion

When used with a shore-supply solution, VACON NXP Grid Converter allows electrical power to be sourced from the local grid, rather than the ship’s main engine or generators. This process, sometimes known as ‘cold ironing’, has a significantly positive impact on fuel economy. It causes reductions in CO2, NOx and SOx emissions, as well as noise and vibration levels.

Shaft generator

VACON NXP Grid Converter can also be applied to shaft-generator solutions, ensuring that propulsion machinery is able to operate at various speeds. The shaft generator decouples the shaft from the mains, which allows better electrical quality and improved fuel economy. Additionally, power can either be taken from or entered into the propeller shaft. This is particularly useful for ships that often alternate their speeds as it creates fuel savings and minimizes exhaust emissions by up to 15%. It also creates an emergency mode meaning that the vessel can operate even if the main engine fails.

Support for system integrators

Danfoss supports system integrators (SI) in designing their systems to bid on projects. Our aim is to help customers by providing tools and reference designs to make their system design easier. For instance, Danfoss can provide configurable 3D models as well as 2D general arrangement drawings from our product offering.

Endorsed by the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions as a Solar Impulse Efficient Solution.

Endorsed by the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions as a Solar Impulse Efficient Solution.

The 1000 Efficient Solutions comprise the very best the world has to offer in clean and profitable solutions to protect the environment. VACON® NXP Grid Converter was assessed on the criteria of viability, deployability, and sustainability.

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Supply voltages and power range

Air cooled:

  • 3 x 380-500 V...180-1100 kW
  • 3 x 525-690 V...200-1200 kW

Liquid cooled:

  • 3 x 400-500 V...160-1800 kW
  • 3 x 525-690 V...210-1800 kW

Features and benefits

Reduced fuel consumption as electrical power can be sourced from the grid

Lower CO2, NOx and SOx emissions as the main engine can be shut down

Conforms to ABS and DNV standards

Improved energy efficiency as engine speed can be optimized

Liquid and air cooled solutions available

Facilitates fast system certification for distributed smart grids, thanks to complaince with global grid codes

Protects critical industrial processes with Intelligent DC backup

Simplified logistics and good protection with containerized solutions

Faster, more cost effective engineering thanks to reference designs

Facilitates active and reactive load sharing via droop function

Reducing port emissions

Discover how shore supply systems equipped with VACON® NXP Grid Converter help port authorities meet emission targets

Documents

Documents
Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Case story Abeking and Rasmussen WSV English Multiple 01 Jul, 2021 6.3 MB PDF
Case story Astrid_Helene English Multiple 20 Mar, 2019 439.1 KB PDF
Case story Bore Sea RoFlex freight vessel English Multiple 27 May, 2016 369.7 KB PDF
Brochure Danfoss Drives Product Overview English Multiple 20 Mar, 2019 1.7 MB PDF
Brochure Danfoss Drives Product Overview English United States 01 Nov, 2019 1.5 MB PDF
Fact sheet Documentation Information Leaflet English Multiple 01 Oct, 2019 340.7 KB PDF
Fact sheet DrivePro® Coverage English United States 13 Jul, 2017 322.4 KB PDF
Fact sheet DrivePro® Remote Monitoring English Multiple 12 Feb, 2018 769.6 KB PDF
Case story Future of the Fjords catamaran English Multiple 09 Apr, 2019 482.1 KB PDF
Fact sheet Hybridization English Multiple 01 Sep, 2019 2.4 MB PDF
Fact sheet Hybridization English United States 01 Nov, 2019 2.3 MB PDF
Certificate ISO 9001 Drives BV 500F1065en English Multiple 01 Jan, 2019 278.5 KB PDF
Brochure Marine and Offshore solutions English United States 29 May, 2018 9.1 MB PDF
Case story QINOUS energy storage English Multiple 16 Jul, 2019 699.3 KB PDF
Brochure Shore Power Supply Flyer English Multiple 01 Feb, 2021 290.0 KB PDF
Brochure Smart grids - power conversion English Multiple 01 Dec, 2019 3.5 MB PDF
Brochure Smart grids - power conversion English Multiple 01 Jan, 2020 3.5 MB PDF
Case story STX Engine South Korea English Multiple 01 Mar, 2021 473.5 KB PDF
Application guide The new network - smart grids English Multiple 01 Apr, 2019 2.4 MB PDF
Brochure VACON NXP Grid Converter Selection Guide English United States 12 May, 2016 860.4 KB PDF
Brochure VACON NXP Grid Converter Selection Guide English Multiple 01 Mar, 2016 639.2 KB PDF
Fact sheet VACON® Advanced Safety Options English Multiple 12 Jul, 2019 231.9 KB PDF
Design guide VACON® Hybridization Design Guide English Multiple 01 Jan, 2017 3.8 MB PDF
User guide VACON® NX Brake Resistor User Manual English Multiple 01 Dec, 2016 4.2 MB PDF
Installation guide VACON® NX Door Keypad Mounting Instr. English Multiple 01 Jul, 2014 566.5 KB PDF
User guide VACON® NX Filters User Manual English Multiple 01 Aug, 2020 1.7 MB PDF
Application guide VACON® NXP GridConvert ARFIFF03V133 AppM English Multiple 01 May, 2019 0.0 B PDF
Application guide VACON® NXP GridConvert ARFIFF03V160 AppM English Multiple 01 May, 2019 1.5 MB PDF
Application guide VACON® NXP GridConvert ARFIFF03V164 AppM English Multiple 01 Jun, 2021 1.6 MB PDF
Application guide VACON® NXP GridConvGGC ARFIF106V122 AppM English Multiple 01 Jan, 2021 2.6 MB PDF
Application guide VACON® NXP GridConvGGC ARFIF106V128 AppM English Multiple 01 Jun, 2021 2.6 MB PDF
User guide VACON® NXP Liquid Cooled Dr. User Manual English Multiple 01 Dec, 2020 14.4 MB PDF
User guide VACON® NXP OPT-D7 User Manual English Multiple 01 Jan, 2017 892.9 KB PDF
Application guide VACON® NXP Power Gener ARFIFF08V040 AppM English Multiple 01 Aug, 2019 1.4 MB PDF
Case story Winton geothermal power plant English Multiple 01 Aug, 2020 503.6 KB PDF

Software

Software
Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® Advanced Safety Option Firmware 16 Dec, 2019 004 RL 3.1 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® NCDrive 28 Jan, 2021 2.0.41 RL 4.9 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® NCIPConfig 19 Dec, 2018 1.6.5.7 RL 672.6 KB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® NCLoad 04 Dec, 2020 1.0.34 RL 3.6 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC3/C5 PROFIBUS GSD 11 Jan, 2016 RL 748.0 B ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC4 LonWorks XIF 11 Jan, 2016 RL 1.3 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC6 CANopen EDS 27 Feb, 2018 RL 2.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC7 DeviceNet EDS 01 Jan, 2012 RL 3.5 KB ZIP
VACON® NX OPTCP PROFINET GSDML 19 Feb, 2015 RL 7.4 KB ZIP
Application Software VACON® NXP Grid Converter Application 04 Jun, 2021 164 RL 11.7 MB ZIP
VACON® OPTCQ EtherNet/IP EDS 08 Jan, 2015 RL 13.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE3/E5 PROFIBUS GSD 04 May, 2020 RL 13.4 KB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES VACON® OPTE3/E5 TIA Portal Library 08 Jul, 2020 014 RL 3.6 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 EtherNet/IP EDS 03 Sep, 2020 RL 72.1 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 PROFINET IO GSDML 03 Apr, 2020 RL 204.3 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 SIMATIC PDM EDD 16 Dec, 2019 RL 667.4 KB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES VACON® OPTE9/EA EtherNet/IP AOI 16 Feb, 2018 RL 531.9 KB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES VACON® OPTE9-EA TIA Portal Library 16 Feb, 2018 RL 2.9 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPTEA Adv. DualPort Eth. Firmware 12 Mar, 2021 006 RL 7.2 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEA EtherNet/IP EDS 13 Nov, 2018 RL 54.0 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEA PROFINET IO GSDML 08 Feb, 2021 RL 209.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEA SIMATIC PDM EDD 13 Nov, 2018 RL 461.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEC EtherCAT ESI 20 Feb, 2020 RL 381.4 KB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® Safe 24 Jun, 2019 1.0.2.0 RL 3.8 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® Safe 25 Jan, 2021 1.0.4.0 RL 3.8 MB ZIP

Related applications

Shaft generators and shore-supply systems.

Case studies

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