GALVESTON, Texas – Honeywell discussed its new subsea automation technology, which integrates with the FMC722 driver, on the exhibition floor of the recent Deepwater Operations conference held in Galveston, Texas.
Honeywell officials noted that a subsea production system usually comprises wellheads, valve tree equipment, pipelines and other structures, and in many instances, a number of wellheads are operated from a single location.
The FMC subsea automation system provides operation of valves and chokes on subsea completions, templates, manifolds, and pipelines. The overall operations of the production field is carried out from a topside production facility (a platform, a floating vessel or an onshore production facility), and a satisfactory performance of the overall control system is critical for ensuring continuous production and safety of environmentally critical operations.
Robust integration of the subsea automation system with the topside control system is critical for ensuring reliable and safe operations. Honeywell officials said that they integrate the FMC subsea automation system with the Experion PKS ICSS by providing native support for the FMC722 protocol on the Experion PKS C300 controller, thus achieving seamless integration of the subsea automation system into the topside control system.