We have comprehensive experience of delivering bespoke and complex metering projects and system upgrades, from small installations to larger multi-site turnkey projects. To date, we have supplied engineered solutions to onshore and offshore clients across 60 countries, covering applications for:
Our flow computer and metering supervisory system expertise spans many of the leading industry technologies, as a company that over the years has installed and supported almost every flow computer technology we can claim to be completely independent.
Most customers already know which technology they would like to use on their project, however if they do not, we are happy to advise and discuss the best technology to fit the customer budget and technical requirement. We have engineered projects with all major flow computers and can advise the best solution for each project, be it an upgrade or a complete new system.
We have built an industry-wide reputation as an upgrade specialist. Many of our completed systems worldwide are based on upgrades or refits of older metering computer systems.
Upgrading existing systems in online environments can be a real challenge. Over the years we have developed strategies and working practices that have established us as a leader in this field. Customers who have utilised our experience for live changeover projects include Shell, BP, Centrica, CNR International, ConocoPhillips, Repsol Sinopec, SAMREF and Saudi Aramco.
Our largest live cut-over projects include replacement of the CATS terminal metering system in the UK for BP, upgrade of all berths at SAMREF (Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery) in Yanbu, and upgrade of the Flotta Crude Oil Terminal system in the UK for Repsol Sinopec.
From oil platforms in the North Sea where older panels need to be refitted, to the installation of new panels into jetty systems in the Middle East, we create detailed installation and commissioning strategies that help to minimise system downtime and reduce the risk to on-site operations, whilst still allowing safe operation of the existing system whilst a phased cut-over is performed. We excel at strategic planning and working with our customers to create upgrades and live cut-overs with minimal downtime for their operations.
As a specialist integrator experienced in the latest flow computing technologies, we are well placed to provide full turnkey project solutions for newly installed metering assets. This can be achieved in the form of individual metering computer systems, or in collaboration with our various partners who specialise in:
A new project offers us the opportunity to engage with our customers from FEED stage to deliver the most cost effective and up to date solution possible. As an independent integrator we have no preference on the flow computing technology selected, and therefore we are well placed to assist our clients in achieving the best technical solution to suit their specific requirements.
Our years of experience in electrical and panel design allow us to deliver a high quality metering package. We adhere to strict quality procedures, and our standards for panel and electrical design have been tailored to suit the requirements outlined by even the strictest of oil and gas operators.
Our system designs can vary substantially, often being customised to accommodate bespoke requirements on any given project. We have received very positive customer feedback on this on many of our projects, both in terms of meeting specifications at the project kick-off stage and allowing for any individual changes required during project implementation.
Smart metering and diagnostics, as well as a transition to newer forms of measurement technology, set an industry precedent which our clients often wish to incorporate as part of newer metering systems. Our engineers are routinely trained in the latest flow measurement technologies, and we have expanded on this by incorporating the latest available diagnostics for condition based monitoring within our own solutions.
We undertake extensive testing on all of our projects in three phases: in-house testing by our own qualified engineers, Factory Acceptance Testing with our customers prior to shipment, and Site Acceptance Testing as part of the installation and commissioning phase.
Where possible, we can provide for specific testing requirements, including hook-up testing with new flow meters, integration tests with mechanical packages and software testing alongside third party data systems such as site DCS and Historian packages. By delivering this level of testing we demonstrate that the system has met the specified requirements and ensure that when site installation work commences we are delivering a fully integrated and compliant metering system.
Upgrading legacy flow computers used to mean extensive downtime as the computers were removed, panels modified and wiring replaced to meet new requirements.
We developed a solution to this problem using prefabricated Interconnection Units (ICUs), the new flow computer becomes electronically and mechanically compatible with the flow computer it is replacing. This means that a flow computer can be changed over quickly, with no need to modify the panel wiring or shut down the plant.
The combined unit matches the existing flow computer cut-out, so no costly mechanical changes are needed to the panel. Each unit converts the signal levels to match the new flow computer requirements.
These ICUs are developed exclusively by our team and are available as part of our managed upgrade solutions.