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QUAD+

A breakthrough in the Oil & Gas offshore market

QUAD+ brings technology and design to the world of offshore. From its size to its never-before-seen gas capacity. From the quad’s greatly enhanced decant speed to its unsurpassable safety features. Discover Air Liquide’s latest game changing offer.

A closer look at the Oil & Gas offshore market

The main offshore fields for oil extraction are located in the North Sea, Middle East, the Gulf of Mexico, Southeast Asia, West Africa and off the coasts of Brazil. Think of huge offshore platforms, drillships, pipeline laying vessels or diving support vessels… In this business, industrial gases are necessary on a daily basis.

QUAD+ is Air Liquide’s innovative packaging to serve these major activities:

  • Construction and maintenance
  • Subsea works
  • Well services

Some may ask what is a “quad” (also called bundle) exactly. Simply put, it is a compact equipment used to store a set of interconnected cylinders and distribute the gas they contain in a safe and efficient way.

Main activities covered by the Quad+ offer are construction and maintenance, subsea works and well services

Compact and mighty

Engineered like no other, QUAD+ offers the highest efficiency and truly optimized technology, including some firsts. The 450 bar pressure brings +40% gas capacity compared to regular 300 bar quads. Consequently, footprint efficiency is +20% higher. In a business where storage and space constraints are a major concern, the maths are soon done.

QUAD+ customer presentation

The 450 bar pressure brings +40% gas capacity compared to regular quads
QUAD+ offers the highest efficiency and truly optimized technology.

Testimonial

“Our customers need a long-term innovative partner that helps them get ahead through optimum solutions, meeting their needs wherever they are, wherever they need to be.”

Guillaume Arnaud , Oil & Gas Product Innovation Manager

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Guillaume Arnaud has been involved in the development of QUAD+ from the start. Around him, business experts, R&D teams, suppliers and customers took part in this adventure. Today, QUAD+ is ready to break ground on many levels.


What is the offshore market environment like and what are the key trends?

Market players operate in a harsh environment with increased safety regulations, important logistics and space constraints, remotest regions, large projects… But until now, gas supply solutions haven’t reached the expected level for Oil & Gas offshore projects (300 bar quad pressure has remained a global standard for offshore).

In this context, there is an opportunity to allow these actors to be more efficient in their operations with maximum safety, reduced logistics, space optimization and also intuitive “human machine interface”. They need more than product quality and safety, they need a long-term innovative partner that helps them get ahead through optimum solutions, meeting their needs wherever they are, wherever they need to be.

QUAD+ is a really innovative product. Which aspects would you like to highlight most?

In listening to our customers, we wanted to ensure that the QUAD+ would be a unique bundle with respect to market standards and safety features. For the development of this quad, we made a strong focus on both technology and design. By technology we mean an innovative compact asset rated at 450 bar service pressure allowing to have +40% volume of gas per quad and +20% footprint efficiency (more gas in the same storage space). By design we mean a revolutionary concept that favors optimum bundle ergonomics and the safe use of the quad by customers (built-in pressure reducer, clear labeling, on/off lever, innovative materials to prevent corrosion and improve safety through visual inspection).

What role does Air Liquide want to play in the Oil & Gas offshore market?

Because we live in our customers’ worlds – spool bases / shipyards, offshore platforms and support vessels – we understand intimately their challenges and objectives, always striving for more efficiency. As we want to stand as a long-term innovative partner, we help our customers to achieve greater performance and service quality through a cutting-edge solution whilst reinforcing productivity and safety.

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Ergonomically smart

Environment on offshore platforms or vessels can be harsh: think of snow, heavy rain, swells, storms... Regardless of weather conditions, QUAD+ is simplicity itself to enhance user experience.

The interface is intuitive with clear labeling while operating instructions and commands are easy as pie. Basically, the manometer stands at the eye level, the valves at the shoulder and the connections at the waist. When it comes to the lever, the one of QUAD+ has a clear on/off status and guarantees zero gas loss.

QUAD+ interface is intuitive with clear labeling while operating instructions and commands are easy as pie.

Solid and sure

QUAD+ puts safety and serenity front and centre. Its robust design, compliant with DNV, IMDG and ISO standards, features corrosion resistant materials like stainless steel, galvanized steel. Gas cylinders follow the same path since they are manufactured with innovative composite wrapping (carbon fiber, glass fiber).

Well known for its tough and stable properties, polycarbonate has been used for the first time for the see-through panels allowing constant inspection of the cylinders and valves.

Finally, outlet pressure can never come above 150 bar thanks to a built-in pressure reducer ensuring the safety of users.

QUAD+ Safety Tests

A robust design, compliant with DNV, IMDG and ISO standards

About Air Liquide Oil & Gas Services (ALOS)

Air Liquide is a dedicated provider of complete solutions for oil & gas offshore actors. With a presence in more than 90% of offshore supply bases, we assist our customers with:

  • A comprehensive portfolio of gases and equipments
  • Flexible and reliable supply chain
  • High safety standards

Learn more about Air Liquide's complete Oil & Gas offer.