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:
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.
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.
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+ 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.
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:
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Article published on November 06, 2017