BATS Wireless announces successful test and delivery of ATEX/IECEx systems for Martin Linge Project
10 August 2015
BATS Wireless, (BATS), the world’s leading innovator of wireless stabilization, optimization and tracking systems today announced the successful test and delivery of 10 of its stabilized microwave systems, including eight DVM ExP2 ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 systems for the Martin Linge Project – located off the coast of Norway.
The systems, when installed, will allow Martin Linge operators to provide high-speed, low-latency data and communications between their main vessels, even through constant moving sea states.
Configured for last line Emergency Shut Down (ESD) communications, the systems for the Martin Linge Project have been tested to allow extended communications of up to 11 hours, significantly beyond the typical ESD period of 30 minutes.
As the first and only ATEX / IECEx Zone 1 dual certified system in the world, the dome features an all-new fiberglass/composite-reinforced dome design and a new 316L stainless steel automatic all-digital Ex p purge/pressurization system (P2); that operates by monitoring and controlling the pressure within the protected, domed enclosure. These exclusive features allow the ExP2 system to effectively operate in potentially explosive oil and gas environments and work preventatively to protect crew and other assets in the event of an emergency shutdown situation.
The Martin Linge project, which began in 2012, involves the construction of an integrated wellhead, production, and accommodation platform for the oil and gas field located 115 meters below the North Sea. Gas produced from this oil field will be exported to the UK using the FUKA gas pipeline.
The project, which is operated by Total, is expected to start oil and gas production in 2016 with an estimated capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d). It is made up of Total (51%), Petoro (30%), and Statoil (19%).
About BATS Wireless
Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems (BATS) provides a proprietary software and hardware platform that locates, locks and tracks wireless broadband communication access points. Through the use of its industry-first automated microwave tracking and stabilization platform, BATS enables organizations to rapidly deploy self-healing, fixed or mobile broadband wireless networks over long distances without skilled technical resources.
Every day- whether on the battlefield, oil field, or airfield, BATS’ technology is proven in some of the harshest environments on earth; providing organizations access to their critical communications. To learn more, visit: www.batswireless.com
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