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

Amarinth has accomplished a US$1.5 million order from Armada Madura for six API 610 VS4 vertical pumps for a model new FPSO being built 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 assembly – Image: Amarinth.
Two of the six API 610 VS4 pumps are pour level depressant pumps which might be 18m in length and the other 4 are methanol raise pumps which might be 10m lengthy.
All of the pumps have PT100 temperature sensors that have been designed and constructed along the length of the pumps to watch the temperature of every bearing individually.
The 18m long pumps incorporate a supporting system of brackets that Amarinth has designed which attaches each pump to its tank during installation ensuring that as the pump is lowered into the tank it stays completely aligned, reducing vibration and put on during operation.
Once assembled, Behind the scenes have been independently witness tested and certified 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 production storage and offloading unit) is being constructed.
The pump supply and installation needed to align with the FPSO build schedule. Because of the length of the pumps, they needed to be installed into the vessel’s tanks via the deck earlier than another deck above the pumps might be constructed. The first part was accomplished successfully over the Christmas interval with Amarinth’s Engineering Commissioning team supporting the client with the installation and commissioning.
The FPSO shall be positioned within the KG-DWN 98/2 field, approximately 22 km off the east coast of Kakinada, India. The vessel is designed to provide up to ninety 000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) and have a 1.3-million-barrel storage facility. It will be geared up to deal with the monsoon conditions prevalent on the field.
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