High-pressure pumps adapted for North Sea Alder tie-in

ConocoPhillips has ordered API 610 OH2 separator recirculation pumps from Amarinth for the Britannia platform in the UK central North Sea.

Feb 12th, 2014
Alder Topsides Project
Alder Topsides Project

Offshore staff

RENDLESHAM, UK – ConocoPhillips has ordered API 610 OH2 separator recirculation pumps from Amarinth for the Britannia platform in the UK central North Sea.

These are associated with modifications to handle the tie-in of theChevron-operated Alder field.

The pumps are for high-pressure duties on the platform separator recirculation process where the suction pressure can fluctuate between 1 and 60 bar (14.5 and 870 psi). To accommodate these conditions, Amarinth designed a new pump casing with a higher pressure tolerance of 75 bar (1,088 psi).

The large fluctuations in pressure also necessitate a seal support system that uses a take-off from the pumps in order to continually balance the seal pressure with the pump pressure.

02/12/2014

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