Samsung / Total requested us to design and supply a removable flare tip replacement Davit for the Egina FPSO. This is a similar system to what we have engineered for the Total AKPO FPSO in 2012.
Most davits used on flare systems are retractable davits. The main difference between a retractable davit and the Egina removable davit is that a retractable davit will remain on the flare tower. In retracted position the davit is stored below a heatshield underneath the top platform.
However, the removable davit will be installed just before the flare tip replacement and removed once the replacement is completed. This means that the Davit will be stored in a container between flare tip replacements.
The removable davit is installed by means of an aluminium single pole (left crane in the picture). This single pole is lifted manually to the top platform. Next, it will install the removable davit, piece by piece, on top of the platform.
The activities of Eager.one included the engineering of the equipment package, platform adjustments and method statements. Also the fabrication and (load) testing of the equipment package was included in the work. The package is conserved and packed in a dedicated container to withstand the humid climate in Nigeria.
The flare tip replacement equipment is designed to be operated by local maintenance teams, but the flare tip replacements can also be executed by our engineers.
In case you have any questions about your flare tip replacement requirements, do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form below.
A removable davit will be installed just before the flare tip replacement and removed once the replacement is completed. This means that the Davit will be stored in a container between flare tip replacements.
Please also read our article and take a look at our video on flare tip replacement by modular A-frames.
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