IMTEX VISIT TO AUSTRALIA
Acrodyne are pleased to announce that the founder of Imtex Controls and designer of the Valvescan and TripGuard systems Ian and Paul Turner will be in Australia in early March.
We would like to invite any of our customers who want to have more control and visibility of their critical valve applications to get in touch with Acrodyne and we can arrange a site visit to answer any questions relating to the systems and address any potential application issues.
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Below we have some case studies of Oil & Gas customers that they have been able to help in the North Sea with their shut down valve systems.
CAMTORC TRIPGUARD SYSTEM ON CRITICAL VALVE APPLICATION
As part of an upgrade to the flowlines into separator unit on a key asset, the engineers at a major Oil and Gas Operator in the North Sea identified it was necessary to perform on-line testing, in the form of Partial Stroke Testing on one of the main Shut Down valves to be installed. This was a requirement for the system to reach the required SIL2 classification. However, the operator’s engineers also identified the considerable impact to asset operations that an unplanned trip, due to an issue occurring during the Partial Stroke Test, would cause.
NORTH SEA RETROFIT VALVESCAN VSD CONTROLLER
An Operator that had assets in the North Sea expressed to Imtex that, given the age of their assets, the necessary infrastructure to install new equipment was not currently available. Other solutions that had been presented to the Operator, such as smart positioners, intelligent solenoids, or sophisticated on-line valve monitoring systems, would involve considerable expenditure on new cabling, I/O and potentially control system upgrades. When the economic implications of the necessary infrastructure changes were analysed, it was seen that the expense would be considerable and not possible to justify within the operational budget for the assets. The Imtex VSD was able to provide a solution to this.