Oil & Gas
In Oil & Gas applications, UPS systems must be designed for at least 15 to 20 years and must include a good level of customization in order to meet the differing requirements of Oil & Gas companies. Firstly, the UPS will be used in dual redundant configurations to ensure reliability of the process and safety to the personnel. Secondly, one of the key elements in selecting a UPS for Oil & Gas is its capability to send information to a remote control room via several field bus (Modbus, Jbus, Profibus, DF1…).
Then, According to the environmental conditions, UPS systems will need differing operational and mechanical characteristics:
- Upstream (offshore): UPS systems installed on Offshore platforms or FPSO need a minimum IP level of IP42. Specific painting is also common as UPS systems are installed in harsh environmental conditions. Some DC UPS systems are installed as close as possible to the process and it is sometimes recommended to include a IP66 Atex approved system.
- Pipelines: UPS systems for pipelines are usually integrated into shelters, along the pipeline. In this application, footprint, reliability, and communication capability are key. UPS systems must be able to continuously supply power to the valve control system of the booster / compression station.
- Downstream (LNG terminals…): UPS systems for downstream applications must be designed to cope with harsh environmental conditions. For example, Gas treatment and terminals are usually based on the shore and UPS systems must be able to withstand salin dust. It is also common to design UPS systems for H2S risks.
Chloride Industrial Power can assist you in designing the right solution for your application. Our engineering team is used to deal with such projects and would be pleased to recommend the right solution for you.