Case studies for the Oil & Gas industry

Buzzard Field 5

The hydraulic starting system was designed for a generator being used as a multi-role generator for emergency, essential services and blackstart operation with a prime function to start a 1000Kw fire pump motor.

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BP Clair Ridge

IPU were awarded the starting systems for both generator sets on the platform, this was a huge and important task.

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Standby Generator

Hydraulic Start Packages – FPSO The hydraulic start system was designed to provide three times 10seconds cranking capacity for the Cummins KTA50 engine on an FPSO. Full DNV classification and design approval is required for marine applications. The start system was automatically recharged by means of an electric motor driven recharge pump, which was type approved and also included a hand pump for local manual recharge. Full structural analysis for the steel work and framework was carried out…

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BP Chirag Project

Hydraulic Start Packages – BP Chirag British Petroleum (BP) needed a Hydraulic Starting System for the Chirag Oil Project (COP), this is an offshore development located in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea, approximately 120 km southeast of Baku. IPU were awarded all starting system designs and manufacturing for the project after lengthy design consultation periods with BP, KBR and the engine packager. The four start systems supplied were to provide starting capability to two fire…

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Emergency Fire Pumps

IPU recently supplied the standby emergency start systems for the fire pumps on Exxon-Mobil Jerneh-A production platform in the South China Sea, offshore Kemaman, Malaysia. The Jernah A first began production in 1991 and this is the latest upgrade for the platform. The systems were designed to replace the existing sets and to provide three start attempts of 5 seconds each. All items, including the oil reservoir, have been manufacturer from stainless steel. All pressure vessels were manufactured…

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