Talisman Affleck over Clyde - HIPPS

Application: High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS)
Installation Area: Clyde Platform - North Sea
Client: Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd

The Affleck over Clyde Project consists of the provision of topside reception facilities for gas from the Affleck field. Because the gas arrives at a higher pressure than Clyde was designed for, the need for a High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) was identified.

Talisman Energy (UK) Limited, which operates the platform, appointed Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd as principal contractor on this project. Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) in turn awarded SELLA CONTROLS the contract for the design, manufacture and supply of the HIPPS logic solver in addition to the procurement and supply of the HIPPS valves and pressure transmitters.

The logic solver, which achieves SIL 3 according to IEC 61508, comprises of HIMA HIQuad technology which has been provided in duplex configuration. The Clyde oilfield was discovered in June 1978 and production began in 1987. Oil and gas recovered from the field and associated satellite fields is processed on the platform and transferred by separate 16" pipelines to the nearby Fulmar platform. The oil is then routed via the Norpipe system to Teesside while the gas goes to St Fergus.

Download SELLA CONTROLS' HIPPS brochure.

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