An ABLE win
17 August 2011
ABLE Instruments & Controls has announced that it has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract order to supply flow meters to the natural gas processing facility within the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project in Australia; one of the world’s largest natural gas projects.
The McCrometer V-Cone flow meters supplied by ABLE require minimal straight pipe upstream and downstream and a suitable turndown ratio.
ABLE is the exclusive UK and Ireland channel partner for McCrometer flow meters, an advanced differential pressure instrument that requires a maximum of three diameters upstream and one diameter downstream, avoiding the long runs of straight pipe required by other technologies such as orifice plate, venturi and vortex meters.
The McCrometer V-Cone Flow Elements, in sizes from 1in to 56in, will be used for various applications, including acid gas removal unit trains, dehydration unit trains, mercury removal unit trains, liquefaction unit trains, refrigeration trains, carbon dioxide injection unit trains, heating medium system trains, diesel storage and distribution, and fire and gas protection.
A primary reason for the V-Cone being chosen is that it suites rugged conditions, where accuracy, high reliability and long life, low pressure drop, low maintenance and cost are important.
The Gorgon Project is the largest single resource natural gas project in Australia’s history. The project will develop the Greater Gorgon Area gas fields, located 130km off the north-west coast of Western Australia. It includes the construction of a 15 million tonne per annum (MTPA) Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) plant on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to supply 300 terajoules per day equivalent gas to Western Australia.
The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47%), ExxonMobil (25%), Shell (25 %), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417%).
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