Bennex delivers high-power subsea switches

Talisman Energy Norge AS has installed and successfully tested three Anguila High Power Changover Switches from Bennex AS at YME field in the North Sea.

Offshore staff

BERGEN, Norway -- Talisman Energy Norge AS has installed and successfully tested three Anguila High Power Changover Switches from Bennex AS at YME field in the North Sea.

The 5 kV AHPC is designed to switch three-phase electric power between two high-power consumers such as pump motors, subsea separators, subsea compressors, or subsea pipe heaters. Bennex says the biggest challenge was to satisfy the “partial discharge level” of less than 10 pC with the 5.8 kV test voltage.

The switches passed FAT at Vetco Debric-Cap in Dusavika, Stavanger, Norway.

06/12/2009

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