VRD plant performance testing project
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This master thesis is written on the subject of BP Norway’s installation of a new field centre (PH), at Valhall. The project, called Valhall Re-Development (VRD), needed to outline procedures on how to verify performance of equipment installed into the process module at PH. The purpose of developing these procedures is to make a program on how to verify that BP Norway, as the purchaser, receives the equipment and systems they have ordered. The aim of the performance test is to verify that the equipment guarantee points are capable of achieving rated production. Systems that have been specified in the thesis include the seawater system, where a total system description has been given along with maintenance program, operational modus and performance tests. Other systems that have been specified through the thesis are rotational equipment like firewater pumps, cooling medium pumps, oil booster pumps, oil export pumps and export compressors. For this equipment, a brief performance verification program is outlined to verify that the equipment is capable of meeting the designed criteria’s and the specifications BP Norway has set. Along with the technical part that evolves around the process module at PH, the thesis also consists of a literary part that discusses the various aspects of designing a new system and what phases that has to be considered. This part describes the two parties involved in a trade and what the purchaser has to consider during the designing period. In this lies verification of quality assurance, design criteria’s, performance specifications, verification tests etc. The second part of the thesis gives a well-designed program on how to verify the promised performance and how to locate faults and mismatches. The thesis also consists of a discussion part where different aspects of the thesis are represented. This includes problem approaches related to the procedures and aspects that could lead to gaps in the resulting part.
Master's thesis in Offshore technology