The IPU Group Starting Division supplies a range of non-electric starters for harsh environments and, says Circor, recently produced a system to start a diesel 3612 CAT engine delivering essential power to the Kristin North Sea platform off the coast of Norway for Geveke Oil & Gas.


Statoil, the platform owners, determined that the whole project should have a minimum life span of 25 years. The solution included a complete system, which was fully assembled and ready to use. All pipe work was fully welded to ASME IX and was in 5cm stainless steel with instrument fittings and valves supplied by Circor Instrumentation.

The system comprised two 500l air receivers designed to ASME, U stamped and hot dipped galvanised to provide the required corrosion resistance, and a stainless steel electric control panel.

The compressor has a 30bar outlet pressure and 16.5m3/hr delivery to fill each receiver in less than an hour.

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