This paper presents results from an on-going research project  on pressure tolerant power electronics at SINTEF Energy Research, Norway. The driving force for this research is to enable power electronic components to operate in pressurized dielectric environment, by demonstrating reliable operation . The intended application is converters for operation down to 3000 meters ocean depth, primarily for oil and gas processing. The paper focuses on needed modifications to a general purpose IGBT gate driver in order to obtain pressure tolerance. Adaptations and modifications of the individual driver components are presented. The results from preliminary testing are promising showing that the considered adaptations give feasible solutions.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||PCIM Europe 2010: Power Conversion Intelligent Motion - Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany|
Duration: 4 May 2010 → 6 May 2010
|Conference||PCIM Europe 2010|
|Location||Exhibition Centre Nuremberg|
|Period||04/05/2010 → 06/05/2010|