Injection Rate Stability
Fluctuation of chemical injection rate due to change of ambient conditions such as pressure, temperature and viscosity is the most common challenge in achieving efficiency of chemical consumption. Because of this, many facilities are exposed to risk of serious damage leading to reduction of production rates and increase OPEX.
Also in order to prevent asset damage, many operators prefer chemical overdosing to underdosing.
Our new technology, FluidCom can optimize chemical injection systems to achieve high asset integrity while minimizing OPEX. FluidCom becomes a popular solution in our Norwegian customers, and we would like to share their experiences and benefits in offshore oil field after they installed FluidCom. Please refer to the URL below for further details of OPEX reduction with chemical cost saving simulations.
OPEX Reduction and HSE Compliance
In conventional systems, valves require manual control and involves a lot of maintenance work due to its mechanical moving parts. However, FluidCom has minimal manual maintenance due to less mechanical moving parts. Also, FluidCom is not affected by ambient condition changes and can automatically flush the particles adhere to the valve seat by using its self-cleaning function.
Therefore, our system can reduce OPEX related to manual adjustment, maintenance as well as chemical cost. It can contribute your HSE compliance, because your employees can reduce the time to be exposed to risky conditions.
FluidCom has combined a flowmeter, controller, actuator and valve into one small enclosure.
Therefore, the both footprint and material cost can be reduced because FluidCom can be accommodated into smaller size of cabinet.
In Addition, wiring costs can also be reduced if wireless solution is adopted.
Material Saving and Secure Footprint
For a typical project we estimate the following sizes and weights for the pump skid package and distribution cabinet. (Estimated 16 injection points)
* Conventional Technology: Dist. Panel (lxwxh) 4.000 × 800 × 2.000 3 - 4.000 kg
* FluidCom Technology: Dist. Panel (lxwxh) 1.500 × 600 × 2.000 1 - 1.500 kg
Saving Wiring work, built a beautiful system
* For a typical fully automatic single point injection point using a stroke-length controlled pump and a flowmeter, you need two power supplies and to I/O + a control software in the asset control system.
* When using FluidCom a fixed stroke pump can be used as the flow to the injection point is controlled by FluidCom. Hence no instrumentation on the pump is needed.
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Flow assurance in the oil and gas industry is all about the effective chemical injection process.
FluidCom ensures optimal performance with its autonomous valve control.
An OPEX saving device, it maintains accurate and stable flow rates while ensuring HSE.