FPSO relies on reliable, fail-safe power supply

Low-voltage air circuit breakers are one component in the power distribution system that will improve reliability and safety on the P-50 floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel off Brazil, according to Siemens AG, the manufacturer of the breakers.Siemens describes its Sentron 3WL communication-capable low-voltage circuit breaker as reliable and modular with a compact design.P-50 FPSOThe P-50 FPSO (Fig. 1) will handle production from the Albacora East field that was discovered in 1986. The field is in the Campos basin about 120 km from shore. Petrobras expects production to start in third-quarter 2005.Plans for the field include 31 wells (16 producing and 15 injecting) l...

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