O-ring modification on North Sea platform cuts time, expense

Shell Expro's North Sea Brent Bravo platform was the site of a valve modification conducted by Furmanite International, Aberdeen. (Photograph from Furmanite)Click here to enlarge imageShell UK Exploration and Production, London, saved time and money last year when Furmanite International modified and strengthened an O-ring configuration on an offshore platform in less than 24 hr. Shell Expro operates in the UK sector of the North Sea on behalf of Shell and Esso. Furmanite International, Aberdeen, is an engineering maintenance and service com- pany.Furmanite strengthened the O-ring of two 36-in. pipeline internal-gauge (pig) launcher valves on Shell Expro's Bravo platform in the ...

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