Engine Starting - Air

Torpille

IPU were recently contracted to supply the emergency starting system on the fire pump replacement for the mature Torpille Field offshore Gabon. The starting system was designed to as an emergency back up on the CAT C15 engine. As the platform has a constant air supply, the recharging of the start accumulator is achieved with both a manual hand pump and also a pneumatically driven hydraulic pump. Boosting the air supply by a ratio of 60:1 the air driven pump uses the platform air supply to…

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Sakhalin Island Air Start 1

Environmental operating conditions with extreme temperature ranges of –36°C to +35°C were a major consideration in the selection of appropriate materials and components.

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