Immediate mobilisation saves offshore platform £1000’s
The ‘hairpin’ tube Gas Cooler on a North Sea oil platform was blocked by a break down of ferrules (material inserts within the tube ends) in the first pass of the heat exchanger. The contract was time critical as the platform was losing 8000 barrels a day.
Mon 22nd June:
Onshore Operations Co-ordinator contacts Tube Tech. Tube Tech set up equipment in house, test and calibrate in readiness.
Wed 24 June:
Clients inspector visits Tube Tech workshops, equipment packed and shipped over night to Peterhead.
Thurs 25 June:
Tube Tech team arrive in Aberdeen.
Fri 26 June:
Tube Tech team arrive offshore.
Sat 27 June:
Equipment unloaded from ship at lunch-time and work begins.
Sun 28 June:
Tube Tech work through the night.
Mon 29 June:
10:30, 20-hours later work completed.