Angola: Dresser Masoneilan Announced ESD supplier for BP’S Floating Production

Dresser Masoneilan today announced that it has been named the emergency shutdown device (ESD) supplier for BP’s floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the Plutao, Saturno, Venus and Marte oil fields off the coast of Angola, Africa.

Dresser Masoneilan will supply SVI II ESD analog safety demand units for integration into the Yokogawa Pro-Safe-RS safety instrumented system and Yokogawa PRM asset management suite.

“Project engineers wanted a solution that provides continuous diagnostics during a safety trip, enables partial stroke testing of the emergency shutdown valves at regular intervals and withstands the harsh offshore environment,” said Sandro Esposito, global marketing manager for digital products. “The SVI II ESD is the only SIL3 smart ESD that remains live during and after a shutdown, capturing shutdown events as a full-proof test, allowing continuous HART communications during a trip and providing local panel annunciation using the built-in discrete outputs. In addition, partial stroke testing functions are provided on a single wire pair, reducing installation costs, and SIL3-certified stainless steel housing ensures its durability.”

Dresser Masoneilan’s SVI II ESD is the latest technology in emergency shutdown valve automation and in-service valve partial stroke testing. The SVI II ESD is the only SIL3-certified ESD certified at 4mA with stainless steel housing. The device can be implemented using a 4/20mA signal (analog safety demand), 0-24Vdc (discrete safety demand) or a combination of both. Standard on the device are an LCD display and explosion-proof external pushbuttons. This design architecture offers a sophisticated platform while being Type A (simplex device) compliant.

Dresser Masoneilan, headquartered in Houston, Texas, has been the leading global partner in process control valves and solutions for more than 100 years. As a Dresser Inc. brand, Dresser Masoneilan delivers customized products, services and diagnostic solutions for oil and gas, process and power generation applications.

Dresser Inc. is a global leading provider of reliable, highly engineered infrastructure products for the energy industry. Dresser’s highly regarded portfolio of brands includes Dresser Wayne payment and fueling systems, Dresser Waukesha natural gas-powered engines and generator sets, Dresser Masoneilan control valves, Dresser Consolidated pressure relief valves, and Dresser Roots blowers and compressors. With locations worldwide, Dresser Inc. serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Source: Dresser Masoneilan,April 19, 2010;Image: Dresser Masoneilan

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