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ICS Triplex to control Subsea Compression Pilot Project

ICS Triplex to control Subsea Compression Pilot Project
November 19, 2008 - ICS Triplex will implement its AADvance safety and critical control system for Aker Solutions as part of a subsea compression pilot project at the Ormen Lange gas field located off the coast of Norway. The AADvance system will provide anti-surge and safety control for the subsea compression units, which are required since all production stations at the Ormen Lange field are located approximately half a mile below sea level. The order comes within six months of the system’s launch at Offshore Europe 2007 in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

A key advantage of the AADvance system is its scalability in size, safety and availability. This flexibility allowed Aker Solutions to specify the safety level, scale and fault tolerance of specific processes within its system. As a result, ICS Triplex engineers can adapt the control system to meet the specific needs of the project and fit into special metal enclosures designed to withstand high vibration and submersion on the ocean floor.The Ormen Lange field is the first large-scale offshore field with all production stations on the seabed – one of the most challenging production areas of the North Sea. Stormy seas, strong currents and an uneven seabed make production particularly problematic. Since the site is being developed without using conventional offshore platforms, compression facilities will be required in order to maintain required production levels and maximize gas recovery.

About ICS Triplex
ICS Triplex plc, a Rockwell Automation company, has over 40 years of experience in developing, engineering, manufacturing and maintaining safety, critical and control solutions for both onshore and offshore installations. Thousands of systems have been supplied to the world's premier companies in oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals and power generation. Applications include emergency shutdown, fire and gas detection, burner management, process control and turbomachinery and compressor control.
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