Showing posts with label offshore platform. Show all posts
Showing posts with label offshore platform. Show all posts

Friday, September 25, 2020

Engine-Compressor Thermocouples for Offshore Platform Generators

Engine-Compressor Thermocouple

Providing power to a broad range of sophisticated equipment on offshore oil and gas platforms requires a large amount of uninterrupted electricity. Pumps, valve operators, essential communications, turntables, engines, and safety devices are just a subset of the environment of drilling and processing that needs a reliable power source. A large amount of electrical power, not unlike a small town, is required. Electric generators provide comfort heating, cooling, water desalination, food storage, and even waste processing. 

On offshore platforms, conditions are harsh. Equipment and components must be robust to function correctly and decrease the need for regular maintenance. 

Temperature is one of the compressor's most critical measurement parameters and its accuracy can directly affect compressor efficiency. Analysis reveals that errors in temperature calculation account for over 80% of efficiency errors. More aspects of compressor temperature measurement and improved methods of temperature measurement are required.  Thermocouples are used to measure inter-stage gas compressor temperature and outlet gas temperature.  

A specialized temperature sensor known as an 'engine-compressor thermocouple' measures temperature in these applications. These are heavy-duty, specially built temperature sensors that monitor a variety of parameters including exhaust gases and lubricant temperatures. Such sensors are time-tested and designed to withstand the harsh mechanical and environmental conditions of offshore marine conditions. The thermocouple's prime requirement is to be robust enough to withstand a high vibration and corrosive environment and still be accurate and fast responding.

The engine-compressor thermocouple provides oil and gas platform technicians with precise measurements, excellent accuracy, and rapid response times. These thermocouples are also easily checked for calibration, removed, and replaced if necessary.

Duro-Sense Corporation
310-533-6877
https://duro-sense.com

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Engine Compressor Thermocouples Provide the Reliability Needed for Offshore Use

Thermocouples Provide the Reliability Needed for Offshore Use

Offshore oil and gas platforms require an uninterrupted source of electricity to power a wide variety of specialized equipment used to drill for oil. Pumps, valve operators, critical communications, turntables, motors, and safety systems are just a subset of the drilling and production ecosystem requiring a reliable source of power. Just as critical is the large amounts of electrical power required for the habitation. Electrical generators provide the power for comfort heating, cooling, desalination of water, food preparation, and even waste processing. The power requirements of an offshore platform is not unlike that of a small town.

The most common source of power for these offshore rigs are diesel powered generators. While diesel is still the most common, alternative fuels such as gas, heavy oil, and steam turbines are being produced for offshore platform use. Major turbine manufacturers continue to develop technologies that efficiently use one, or a combination, of these fuels. Additionally, increased savings and efficiencies are being realized through adopting waste heat recovery systems. These recovery systems assist by reusing and recycling energy from exhaust gases of turbines and generators.

engine compressor thermocoupleConditions on offshore platforms are harsh. Equipment and components must provide stable
operation and, by design, reduce the need for frequent maintenance and overhaul.  A specialized temperature sensor, referred to as an "engine compressor thermocouple" is used on platform generator turbines. These are specially designed, heavy-duty temperature sensors used for measuring the exhaust gases from engines, turbines and compressors. These sensors are time-tested and built to withstand the harsh mechanical and environmental conditions subjected by offshore, marine conditions.

For more information about offshore platform compressor thermocouples contact Duro-Sense. You can reach them by phone by calling 310-533-6877 or visit their web site at https://duro-sense.com.