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NAS/ISO BOP Fluid Quality Monitoring

BOP Fluid Quality Monitoring

The Subsea Company launches BOP Fluid Quality Monitoring System

October 16, 2015 (Houston, TX) – The Subsea Company adds NAS/ISO fluid quality monitoring to their innovative BOP Fluid Conditioning & Monitoring System. With several systems already in the field, customers are reporting much improved BOP fluid quality. Independent laboratory tests concluded the “system is effective at reducing the biological burden” in BOP Fluid samples provided.

The BOP Fluid Quality Monitoring System is designed to continuously recirculate the mixed BOP fluid while exposing it to a series of filters and UV light. The integrated particle counter reports to a data logger that will monitor and graph the BOP fluid quality by ISO or NAS standards. The data logger can then actuate alarms lights and outputs when readings exceed preset alarm levels.  Conductivity or pH of the fluid can also be recorded on the data logger for trending and alarm purposes.

Offshore Blow-Out Preventer (BOP) fluids are critical to the reliability and functioning of the BOP control system. These water based fluids and make-up water supply are normally tested by taking daily or weekly samples that are sent to a lab onshore. This periodic testing may completely miss or at best delay the corrective action of an event of poor quality fluid that has made its way to the BOP equipment. Aside from the improved fluid quality the continuous conditioning provides, The Subsea Co. monitoring equipment will capture NAS or ISO standard levels of fluid cleanliness, pH or conductivity indications of dissolved solids. Analysis of this data and correlating it with known events and activity surrounding BOP fluid make-up, storage and use will assist the subsea engineer to eliminate the occasional incidents that cause poor BOP fluid quality thus reducing downtime and saving money.

Our customers can rely on our exclusive BOP Fluid Conditioning and Monitoring system to improve their BOP fluid quality and reliably capture data that will allow them to track fluid quality and improve their subsea BOP control system reliability.

To learn how our BOP Fluid Quality System can improve your BOP fluid quality, contact a Subsea Company today to arrange a demonstration. Sales@thesubsea.com