Company:
Gryphon Alpha FPSO
Operator:
Maersk Oil
Location:
Gryphon Alpha FPSO, North Sea
Product in use:
SA FLEXIHEAT ATEX Heater
Project:
Water injection pump motor

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On the Gryphon Alpha, the water injection pump had been redundant for a few months. When needed to be re-instated, the DC motor was damp. They considered sending the motor back to the beach which would have taken several weeks and wasted thousands of pounds to re-build.

Instead they used the SA FLEXIHEAT ATEX Heater to dry out the motor in situ so that it could be brought back into service quickly. They said the heater saved them hundreds of thousands of pounds when they took in the cost of sea freight, downtime, repair, more sea freight and re-installation time plus the issue of managing without the pump. All in all it was a very cost effective solution.

The guys on-board said the Heater was very simple to use and they will be using this unit for other applications around the vessel.

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