Protection systems will detect high pressure on offshore platforms, preventing release of toxic fluids
Tyco Flow Control has been awarded a contract for approximately $6 million by India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to supply several High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS). HIPPS are designed and applied to protect personnel and infrastructure from dangerous high pressure that can build up in pipelines as a result of a process or machinery malfunction.
The complete product design will integrate Tyco’s ball valves with actuators, controls, transmitters, manifolds and logic solvers. The package will also include an integrated factory acceptance test and safety assessment report.
HIPPS bring a plant or equipment into a safe condition on demand. It is required in cases where a process or machinery malfunction can lead to:
- hazards for personnel
- adverse effect on environment
- schade aan de apparatuur
- considerable economic loss
“For Tyco and the customers we serve, safety is the highest priority,” said Sheri Roberts-Updike, vice president and general manager of Tyco Valves & Control’s global oil and gas business. “ONGC knows it can count on Tyco HIPPS to protect what’s vital from unsafe pressure levels, now and for years to come. Tyco’s integrated approach and ability to select and provide the right valve for the application makes our offering unique.”
The completed HIPPS systems will be shipped to Abu Dhabi, UAE, where they will be installed on ONGC’s N-15 and N-16 offshore wellhead platforms. The platforms will then be transported to Mumbai, for installation in early 2012.
Tyco Flow Control has facilities across the globe to support its customers no matter where they are based. The company’s global reach ensure customers always have access to Tyco’s broad industry expertise, product portfolio and global project management.