System testing of FPSO vessel with N2

July 1, 2020

Before equipment can head out to sea and face the harsh conditions of offshore applications, it needs to be carefully tested. Due to the increasing complexity of offshore equipment and the strictest safety regulations, it is vital that is goes smoothly and the equipment is up to the task

A new cooperation with Remazel Engineering

Remazel Engineering S.p.A. has over 50 years of experience and is the market leader in the design and construction of equipment and machinery for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sectors. Remazel Engineering’s advanced engineering solutions and extensive manufacturing experience allow it to design and implement technical solutions that are best suited to the customer’s requirements.

FPSO system testing

An FPSO – Floating Production Storage and Offloading – is a floating vessel used by the Offshore Oil & Gas industry for the processing of hydrocarbons and oil storage. Usually, it is based on a converted oil tanker hull. It receives fluids, like crude oil, autonomously from nearby platforms or reservoirs, processes it, including initial refining, and stores the oil until it can be offloaded onto a tanker.  In order to test storage systems that are scheduled to be installed on an FPSO unit, nitrogen was required.

Atlas Copco Rental equipment used for the job:

  • NGM 280 Nitrogen generator
  • GA 55VSDFF compressor

Our equipment was used, for a duration of two months, to generate Nitrogen on-site to test the systems that are scheduled to be installed on an FPSO vessel. The NGM 280 is capable delivering a flow of 280Nm³/hour at 95% purity and 10 bar air inlet. Its working principle is based on membrane air separation.

Click here to learn more about onsite Nitrogen Generation with Atlas Copco Rental:

At Atlas Copco, we have been turning industrial ideas into business-critical benefits since 1873. By listening to our customers and knowing their needs, we deliver value and innovate with the future in mind. Great ideas reinforce sustainable development. At Atlas Copco Specialty Rental, we team up with our customers to set up state-of-the-art temporary air, flow, steam and nitrogen solutions. Our passionate experts have extensive application and equipment knowledge. We understand our customers' needs and can provide a total solution for any industry, no matter if it is for emergencies or planned projects. We are a division of the Power Technique business area, headquartered in Boom, Belgium and offer specialty rental solutions under several brands around the globe.