Amarinth delivers 18m-long pumps for brand new Indian FPSO

Amarinth has completed a US$1.5 million order from Armada Madura for six API 610 VS4 vertical pumps for a brand new FPSO being constructed for India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC).
One of the Amarinth 18m long API 610 VS4 pumps for the Armada Madura FPSO in meeting – Image: Amarinth.
Two of the six API 610 VS4 pumps are pour level depressant pumps which would possibly be 18m in length and the other four are methanol carry pumps which are 10m lengthy.
All of the pumps have PT100 temperature sensors which were designed and built along the length of the pumps to monitor the temperature of each bearing individually.
The 18m long pumps incorporate a supporting system of brackets that Amarinth has designed which attaches every pump to its tank during set up making certain that because the pump is lowered into the tank it stays completely aligned, decreasing vibration and wear throughout operation.
Once assembled, the pumps had been independently witness tested and licensed by DNV at Amarinth’s facility in Rendlesham, UK. The pumps have been then disassembled into 3m segments and shipped to Singapore where the FPSO (floating manufacturing storage and offloading unit) is being constructed.
The pump supply and set up needed to align with the FPSO build schedule. Because of Stunning of the pumps, they needed to be put in into the vessel’s tanks through the deck before one other deck above the pumps could be built. The first section was completed successfully over the Christmas period with Amarinth’s Engineering Commissioning team supporting the client with the set up and commissioning.
The FPSO will be positioned within the KG-DWN 98/2 field, approximately 22 km off the east coast of Kakinada, India. The vessel is designed to supply as much as ninety 000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) and have a 1.3-million-barrel storage facility. It will be equipped to handle the monsoon situations prevalent on the field.
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