Reliable and stable power quality is crucial for efficient operations and safety when it comes to land rigs, offshore drilling rigs, drill ships, and other oil and gas installations.
Harmonic compensation and other common issues
Offshore oil rigs require specialized energy-intensive equipment. This advanced machinery comes at a high capital investment and has high energy demands.
Minimizing oil and gas recovery costs while maintaining the highest standards of worker safety are two of the industry’s greatest challenges.
Similar to the shipping industry, offshore installations, land rigs, and Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs), etc. are mandated to meet requirements for total harmonic distortion (THD).
Six advantages for you
1. Achieve compliance
The ADF product range is certified according to most oil and gas standards, such as DNV GL, ABS, and BV.
Additionally, these governing bodies require THD (total harmonic distortion) limits for offshore oil and gas operations. Although it comes in a small, modular package, ADF is strong enough to ensure you’ll meet the required standards for harmonic compensation.
2. Save limited space
With limited space available onboard an offshore operation, you need to optimize the space you have. With its compact size and flexible installation options, ADF will work with your existing infrastructure.
3. Avoiding nuisance tripping
The changing intensity onboard machines can lead to power surges, harmonics, or other problems that can trip alarms. The capabilities of ADF technology practically eliminate unnecessary trip alarms, so there is no need to waste time assessing false alarms typically triggered by poor power quality.
4. Extend your equipment lifetime with excellent harmonic mitigation
This reliable compensation solution ensures that unstable power is mitigated. This protects sensitive equipment and reduces the risk of equipment wear, expensive shutdowns, and replacement.
With high power quality, your equipment experiences extended lifetime.
With improved energy efficiency, you also optimize equipment functionality, minimize downtime, and reduce unplanned maintenance.
6. Stabilize your electricity supply
Power for rigs is often produced by generators, which creates a weak, unstable electrical network. ADF technology works by actively compensating for these electrical disturbances, thereby improving the power quality and reliability of live and operational systems.
To learn more about ADF for your oil and gas operation, contact us now.
Explore our case stories
The active filter technology onboard now ensures that Tam Dao 03 never exceeds more than 8% TVHD, no matter the operating conditions. The results exceed the DNV requirements with a comfortable margin, and also ensure an added bonus of secure redundancy.
It’s now all smooth sailing for Fox Luna. Not only was ADF Power Tuning able to reduce the ship’s THD by 50%, it is the only solution in the world offering ADF Power Tuning SensorLess Control.
With the flexibility that comes with ADF Power Tuning, Electric Power Design was able to deliver a solution in the form of components (rather than complete units), saving Seacor Glory from complicated and expensive redesign.
In such a dynamic, demanding environment, passive filters are insufficient. The active compensation capabilities of the ADF P100’s compensate the rig’s reactive power and the harmonics produced by the DC drives.
It is extremely important to meet regulatory standards in the offshore industry, and with ADF Power Tuning, Rowan Gorilla VI not only meets today’s standards, it goes beyond that.
Each Bourbon Evolution ship is now equipped with a pair of ADF P300 units as well as a set of three ADF P100 units. ADF Power Tuning was chosen over competing technology due to its flexibility, performance, and price.