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

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Critical Electricity Generation on Offshore Oil Platforms Rely on Robust Engine-Compressor Thermocouple Design

Engine-Compressor Thermocouple

Powering a wide range of complex equipment on offshore oil and gas installations necessitates a considerable amount of continuous electricity. Pumps, valve operators, critical communications, turntables, engines, and safety devices are just a few examples of the drilling and processing environment that require a dependable power source. A vast amount of electrical power, comparable to that of a small town, is needed. Heaters, air conditioners, water desalination, food storage, and even trash processing need electricity from electric generators. 

The circumstances on offshore sites are challenging. Equipment and components must be sturdy to perform correctly and reduce the need for routine maintenance.

Temperature is one of the most crucial measuring factors for a compressor, and its precision directly impacts compressor efficiency. According to the findings, temperature calculation errors account for more than 80% of efficiency errors. More aspects of compressor temperature measurement, as well as improved temperature measurement methods, are required. Thermocouples measure the temperature of the inter-stage gas compressor and the temperature of the exit gas. 

In these applications, a specialized temperature sensor called an 'engine-compressor thermocouple' detects temperature. These are heavy-duty temperature sensors that detect several factors, such as exhaust gases and lubricant temperatures. Such sensors have been time-tested and built to survive offshore maritime environments' extreme mechanical and climatic conditions. The thermocouple must be robust enough to endure high vibration and corrosive environments while being accurate and fast responding. 

The engine-compressor thermocouple offers oil and gas platform personnel precise measurements, high precision, and quick response times. Additionally, engine-compressor thermocouples are easily calibrated, removed, and replaced if necessary.

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

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.