Awarded Orders

A selection of recently awarded orders provided to keep you up to date with ABLE, global manufacturer and supplier of instrumentation and control solutions.

Project:Forced Carbonation of Beer
Location:Heineken Royal Brewery, Manchester
Products:Variable Area Flowmeters

All beer leaves the brewer carbonated. This is accomplished in one of two ways – natural and forced carbonation. In both cases, beer and carbon dioxide (CO2) are sealed in a container. The beer absorbs the CO2 giving the beer its fizz.

Natural carbonation results from the fermentation process. Fermentation produces alcohol and carbon dioxide as yeast digests the sugar in the wort. Although most of the carbon dioxide is allowed to escape during fermentation the brewer will seal the beer in a container when it is almost complete. This is how natural carbonation is used to carbonate beer in holding vessels at the brewery and in casks.

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For forced carbonation a measured amount of CO2 is pumped into a sealed container full of cold, flat beer. More gas than can actually fit in the container is pumped in creating a positive pressure. Overtime, the beer will absorb the gas and become carbonated. This is how beer and other carbonated beverages continue to fix even after the initial release of pressure when their containers are opened.

In order to accurately gauge the amount of CO2 injected into the beer during forced carbonation at Heineken’s Royal Brewery in Manchester, Brammer procured several Metal Tube VA Flow Meters from ABLE’s flow division. The VA meters were supplied with dual scales for both CO2 and Nitrogen, the latter being used to create stable, long-lasting foam for keg beers.

Customer:Fluor UK / Tengizchevroil
Project:Future Growth Project (FGP) & Wellhead Pressure Management Project (WPMP)
Location:Tengiz Field, Kazakhstan
Products:HVAC Panels, Ancillary HVAC Process Control Instrumentation Package & Ultrasonic Flow Meters

Final Investment Decision for FGP-WPMP
In July 2016, Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO) announced it had received approval from its partners on the final investment decision for the Future Growth Project and Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP), two integrated projects representing the next major expansion of the Tengiz oil field in western Kazakhstan. FGP-WPMP is currently estimated to cost US $36.8 billion, with first oil planned for 2022.

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FGP will use sour gas injection technology, successfully developed and proven during TCO’s previous expansion in 2008, to increase Tengiz crude oil production capacity by about 12 million tonnes per year/260,000 barrels per day to about 39 million tonnes per year/850,000 barrels per day. While FGP will expand production, WPMP will keep the existing Tengiz plants at full capacity by lowering the flowing pressure at the wellhead and then boosting the pressure to the inlet requirements of the six existing processing trains.

Tengizchevroil LLP is a Kazakhstani partnership that explores, develops, produces and markets crude oil, LPG, dry gas and sulphur. TCO conducts its operations in accordance with world-class safety and environmental standards. In April 1993, Tengizchevroil was formed between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Chevron Corporation. Current partners are: Chevron Overseas Company, 50 percent; KazMunayGas NC JSC, 20 percent; ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Ventures Inc., 25 percent and LUKARCO B.V., 5 percent.

ABLE Instruments & Controls Ltd was a supplier to the SGI/SGP Projects providing a full range of process control instrumentation including flow, level and analytical and continues to furnish the plant with spares, replacement instruments and after sales support.

ABLE have been contracted to fulfil the design, fabrication and supply of HVAC Panels and an associated process control instrumentation package. ABLE have also been awarded an order to supply Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flow Meters for the sour gas lines as part of the Wellhead Pressure Management Project (WPMP).

Scope of Supply
ABLE’s System Integration arm has been commissioned to supply 48 HVAC Panels in a mixture of 2 and 4-bay cabinets including special ATEX purged variants due to the high H₂S environment and all incorporating redundant PLCs and I/O. ABLE are partnering with Rockwell to integrate Allen Bradley PLCs into the design. Of the scheduled panels, 20 are planned for delivery in December this year, 23 for July 2017 and the remaining 5 for August 2017. The total scope, which includes 15 of the aforementioned ultrasonic flow meters, is expected to reach more than 60 panels with total I/O in excess of 8,500 and 1000 no. ancillary temperature and pressure control instruments.

Modular Strategy & Infrastructure
FGP-WPMP will be built with large equipment blocks called modules, which will be fabricated, assembled and pre-commissioned at fabrication yards in Kazakhstan, South Korea and Italy and then transported to Tengiz. The work at Tengiz involves interconnecting the modules and stick-building the remaining facilities.

A modular approach moves highly-complex work to a more controlled environment, away from the field. Equally important, modular construction will minimize construction impacts onsite at Tengiz – use of land, water and other resources, as well as minimizing creation of construction trash.

Modular construction was chosen as a superior construction method that allows the timely and costefficient fabrication of a high-quality, reliable and safe facility required by TCO. Many of the approximately 20,000 local labour force for the FGP-WPMP will benefit by having direct experience with large-scale modular construction technology, which is now a leading construction method for medium-to-large construction projects worldwide.

Customer:«Флюор», Великобритания/ ТОО «Тенгизшевройл»
Project:Проект будущего расширения (ПБР) и Проект управления устьевым давлением (ПУУД)
Location:Тенгизское месторождение, Республика Казахстан
Products:Панели ОВКВ, вспомогательные КИПиА системы управления ОВКВ и ультразвуковые расходомеры

Принятие окончательного решения о финансировании ПБР-ПУУД
В июле 2016 г. ТОО «Тенгизшевройл» (ТШО) объявило об утверждении Партнёрами окончательного решения о финансировании Проекта будущего расширения и Проекта управления устьевым давлением (ПБР-ПУУД), двух интегрированных проектов, которые представляют собой следующий крупномасштабный этап расширения производственных мощностей нефтяного месторождения Тенгиз, которое расположено в Западном Казахстане. В настоящее время стоимость ПБР-ПУУД оценивается в 36,8 млрд. долларов США, а начало промышленной добычи запланировано на 2022 г.

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На ПБР будет использоваться технология закачки сырого газа, успешно разработанную и апробированную на предыдущем этапе расширения производственных мощностей ТШО в 2008 г., что позволит увеличить объём добычи нефти на Тенгизском месторождении примерно на 12 млн. тонн в год (260 000 баррелей в сутки), после чего общие объёмы добычи составят порядка 39 млн. тонн в год (850 000 баррелей в сутки). Если реализация ПБР позволит увеличить объёмы добычи, то реализация ПУУД обеспечит полную загрузку сырьём перерабатывающих мощностей действующих на Тенгизе заводов путём снижения устьевого давления и повышения входного давления на шести существующих комплексных технологических линиях до необходимого уровня.

ТОО «Тенгизшевройл» – это казахстанское товарищество с ограниченной ответственностью, которое занимается разведкой, разработкой, добычей и реализацией нефти, СУГ, сухого газа и серы. ТШО осуществляет свою деятельность в соответствии с мировыми стандартами в области техники безопасности и охраны окружающей среды. Соглашение о создании «Тенгизшевройл» было заключено между Правительством Республики Казахстан и корпорацией «Шеврон» в апреле 1993 г. Действующими партнёрами являются: «Шеврон Оверсиз Компани» – 50 %, АО НК «КазМунайГаз» – 20 %, «ЭксонМобил Казахстан Венчурс Инк.» – 25 % и СП «ЛукАрко» – 5 %.

Компания «ABLE Instruments & Controls Ltd» была одним из поставщиков проекта ЗСГ/ ЗВП и занималась поставками целого ряда КИПиА для технологического процесса, в т.ч. расходомеров, уровнемеров и аналитической аппаратуры. В настоящее время компания продолжает поставки запасных частей и приборов для заводов, а также предоставляет услуги по послепродажной поддержке.

Объём поставок
Подразделению по интеграции систем компании «ABLE» поручено поставить 48 панелей ОВКВ в виде 2-х и 4-х секционных шкафов, в т.ч. специальной модификации, предусматривающей возможность продувки, с сертификатом взрывобезопасности для использования в среде с высоким содержанием сероводорода. Во всех панелях устанавливаются резервируемые ПЛК и вводы/ выводы. Компания «ABLE» заключила партнёрское соглашение с «Rockwell» для интеграции в разрабатываемый проект ПЛК «Allen Bradley». Планируется, что 20 панелей из общего количества, предусмотренного в рамках контракта, будут поставлены в декабре нынешнего года, 23 панели – в июле 2017 г., а оставшиеся 5 шт. – в августе 2017 г. Ожидается, что полный объём поставки, в который входят 15 упомянутых ультразвуковых расходомеров, будет включать более 60 панелей, оборудованных устройствами ввода/ вывода, общее количество которых превысит 8500. При этом количество вспомогательных приборов регулирования температуры и давления составит 1000.

Стратегия модульного исполнения и инфраструктура
ПБР-ПУУД будет построен из блоков оборудования большого размера, которые называются модулями. Изготовление, сборка и предварительная пусконаладка модулей будут выполняться на производственных площадках, расположенных в Республике Казахстан, Южной Корее и Италии, после чего модули будут перевезены на Тенгизское месторождение. Объём работ, который будет выполняться на Тенгизе, включает подключение этих модулей, а также строительство оставшихся сооружений из комплектующих.

Благодаря модульному исполнению выполнение работ высокой сложности переносится в более контролируемые условия за пределами месторождения. Не менее важным является тот факт, что применение модулей в строительстве позволят свести к минимуму то воздействие, которое оказывают строительные работы по месту на Тенгизе, т.е. использование земли, воды и других ресурсов, а кроме того сводится к минимуму количество создаваемых строительных отходов.

Выбор в пользу модульного исполнения был сделан по причине того, что такой метод строительства является более совершенным и позволяет своевременно и экономично выполнить строительство высококачественного и надёжного производственного объекта, который требуется компании ТШО. Большая часть из порядка 20000 местных рабочих, которые будут заняты на ПБР-ПУУД, приобретут полезный опыт непосредственного участия в крупномасштабном проекте с применением технологии модульного строительства, которая в настоящее время стала основным методом строительства на средних и крупных проектах по всему миру.

Customer:JF Temple & Son
Project:Biomass District Heating System
Location:Copys Green Farm, Norfolk
Products:Kamstrup Energy Flow Meters

The use of biomass in heating systems is beneficial because it uses agricultural, forest, urban and industrial residues and waste to produce heat and electricity with less effect on the environment than fossil fuels. This type of energy production has a limited long-term effect on the environment because the carbon in biomass is part of the natural carbon cycle.

Growing environmental concerns coupled with higher energy prices have led to a renewed interest in using animal manure, also known as feedlot biomass, to produce power. This can be accomplished either by burning manure directly for fuel, gasifying it with heat or by turning it into “biogas” through biological decomposition.

District heating (also known as heat networks or teleheating) is a system for distributing heat generated in a centralized location for residential and commercial heating requirements such as space heating and water heating. The heat is often obtained from a cogeneration plant burning fossil fuels but increasingly also biomass.

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JF Temple & Son run a 550ac mixed dairy & arable farm which operates a 170kW Biomass plant. The plant takes slurry from their 100 milking cows, which is used to power their district heating system. They approached ABLE via our new 247able E-commerce site for the purchase of Kamstrup Energy Flow Meters for accurate, maintenance free consumption measurement of the working farm complex.

Tom Carsdale, the farms head maintenance engineer commented on his positive experience of purchasing via 247able.

“The website was easy to follow, we liked that all the options for the heat meter were on the one page – some places you buy stuff from you have a huge list of basically the same product but all the different variants are listed separately and it can be a challenge to find the exact combination you’re looking for.

The reason we didn’t just buy from one of our usual plumbing suppliers was that they only had the battery powered one and we wanted the mains powered one – you had that and it was a good price.

I have to say that we were pleased with the support from you guys throughout. Communication has been good and when we had an issue (caused by us) it was dealt with efficiently.

When the meter arrived it was well packaged – really you couldn’t have made any of the process much better!”

Customer:Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Project:Spallation Reaction
Location:Harwell, Oxfordshire
Products:Dewpoint Transmitters

Operated by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) provides a thriving and collaborative environment for pioneering research in such subjects as particle physics, space science, materials analysis and biomedicine.

Approximately 1,200 staff at RAL support the work of more than 10,000 scientists and engineers, chiefly from the university research community, who are addressing many important challenges facing society and the environment.

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RAL have purchased several Xentaur Hybrid Dewpoint Transmitters (HDT) for making critical moisture measurements in the Spallation Reaction, a process in which a light projectile (proton, neutron, or light nucleus) with the kinetic energy from several hundreds of MeV to several GeV interacts with a heavy nucleus (e.g., lead or tungsten) and causes the emission of a large number of hadrons (mostly neutrons) or fragments. These hadrons are assembled into beams that are directed toward an array of scientific instruments. Each of these instrument stations is uniquely calibrated to observe a different set of interactions between the neutron beam and the material or tissue sample the experiment is designed to analyze.

The HDT’s are being used to measure the dewpoint of compressed, cooled helium gas, which in turn chills the liquid hydrogen circuit in a coupled moderator. This moderator is used to slow down the fast neutrons which are produced by the spallation process.

The HDT uses a Hyper Thin Film HTFTM high capacitance aluminum oxide sensor with a measuring range of -100ºC to +20ºF (custom ranges available). The Xentaur dew point sensors provide a high degree of accuracy, speed of response and stability unavailable from instruments using conventional aluminum oxide or polymer sensors.

Project:Marine Fuel Economy Trials
Products:Four Rheonik Mass Flow Meters

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global concern. Founded in 1928, in Cleveland Ohio, they provide complex specialty chemicals for the transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These products, which are designed to enhance quality and performance, include additives for engine oils, other transportation related fluids, industrial lubricants, gasoline and diesel fuel.

Marine distillate and residual fuel oils used for marine applications are often faced with challenges created by changing emission regulations and ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel standards. Concurrently, there is a demand for improved engine performance, fuel economy and lubricant consumption.

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As a world leading petroleum additives company, Lubrizol are constantly developing breakthrough solutions for fuel efficiency, emissions, power restoration and compatibility with biodiesel blends. In order to determine the effects of certain fuel additives on the efficiency of Wartsila 9 cylinder, 4-stroke, diesel electric marine engines, Lubrizol require highly accurate metering of the fuel feed and return lines. Consequently, Lubrizol asked ABLE to supply four of their renowned Rheonik Coriolis Mass Flow Meters to quantify fuel consumption during at-sea trials. The proven tolerance of Rheonik’s patented Omega tube design to vibration and corrosive media makes it eminently suited to the demanding process conditions associated with the application in question.

The aim of the trial is to determine the positive effects of the fuel additives as follows:

  • Control of liner lacquer and bore polishing
  • Stable oil consumption
  • Reduction of piston deposits
  • Lowered smoke emissions
  • Reduction in lube oil fouling

Customer:BP – Rumaila
Project:Rumaila Water Injection Manifold/Wellhead
Products:40 Electromagnetic Flow Meters, 45 Restriction Orifice Plates, 120 Pressure Gauges

Discovered in 1953, the supergiant oilfield of Rumaila remains one of Iraq’s most significant natural assets but decades of conflict have left their mark on the oil-rich southern region of the country. To help rebuild the region and the rest of Iraq after the war years, it was decided to revive and radically increase production from the country’s main oilfields. In January 2008, the Iraqi Ministry of Oil announced the first Iraqi Petroleum Licensing Round.

The bid round resulted in just one license being awarded – to BP and its partner PetroChina. The partners teamed up with Iraq’s South Oil Company (SOC) and State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) to breathe new life into the Rumaila field, 50 kilometres (30 miles) to the west of Basra. Therefore, in 2009, BP became the first international oil company to return to Iraq after a period of 35 years.

BP, who are widening their use of electronic purchasing, employed a reverse auctioning portal allowing suppliers to bid for an instrumentation package for the Rumaila Water Injection Manifold. ABLE Instruments & Controls Ltd, who themselves recognise that the rapidly developing digital economy is the single most important driver of innovation, competitiveness and growth, were successful in winning the package award. ABLE are embracing new digital trends such as a dedicated ecommerce website, cloud computing, mobile web services and social media to radically change their business landscape, spurring innovation in business models, business networking, knowledge transfer and access to international markets.

BP has saved millions of pounds on its £8.5bn annual procurement budget by using e-auction technology. The technology reduces bureaucracy and speeds up the procurement process.

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Rumaila is the largest producing oilfield in Iraq. Average daily production for 2015 was 1.34 million barrels per day (bpd), part of an ongoing trend that has seen daily production rise from around 950,000 bpd in 2010 when BP began work. Rumaila now delivers more than a third of Iraq’s oil.

Customer:FracTech Laboratories
Project:Core Sample Particle Analysis
Location:Woking, UK
Products:Canty Inflow Liquid Particle Analyser

From their Woking base, FracTech Laboratories have been delivering high-quality technology services to the international oil and gas industry since 1993. They provide reservoir stimulation technical support – primarily rock mechanics and fluid/proppant testing and evaluation – as well as independent completions, hydraulic fracturing and geomechanics.

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FracTech Laboratories provide a suite of tests for Formation Damage evaluation including drilling induced core damage and remediation. To enhance these services, ABLE Instruments have supplied FracTech with a Canty Inflow Liquid Particle Analysis System. The Inflow will facilitate sample or continuous, microscopic non-destructive viewing and provide two-dimensional particle analysis when used in conjunction with the CantyVisionClientTM Software.

Particle analysis of core samples from an oil or gas well gives the most accurate insight into the porosity and permeability of the well formation. It also reveals the fluid saturation and grain density. All of these measurements help geologists, engineers and drillers better understand the conditions of the well and its potential productivity.