15. November 2017

AOGV: New method for safe process isolation

IK Norway recently successfully completed the first field operation of AOGV on a class 300, 24” flange on Eni’s Goliat platform. Prior to offshore operation the tool was tested in IK Norway’s workshop and safety reviews were performed.

The AOGV has enabled safe isolation and segregation of the process system and reduces the volume for cleaning, thereby saving volume of cleaning fluids used, time and cost.

Oil platforms and refineries and chemical processing plants are characterised by long lengths of connecting pipework and vessels containing large volumes. The contents are often hazardous substances, which may be flammable or toxic and are often at high temperatures or pressures. Any intrusive activity could allow the escape of hazardous substances. The implementation of adequate isolation practices is critical to avoiding loss of containment.

The AOGV™ is a proprietary technology which can be installed at strategic locations and significantly reduces the need for drainage, venting purging and flushing by segregating the process system and increasing plant up time.

ENI has demonstrated a willingness to support innovation and be first user the AOGV thereby optimising overall maintenance and plant performance.

For further information please contact:
Kenneth O. Rosén – Department Manager +47 992 79 828
Kjetil Aamodt – Principal Engineer +47 948 06 755
Kenneth Låtveit – Business Development Manager +47 928 17 555