Electrical installations in Oil and Gas industries
Access to energy is a strategic priority in all regions of the world. Without energy, countries cannot power their economies. Among the energy resources existing in the world, oil and gas are of fundamental importance.
To guarantee the safety and efficiency of plant operations, it is essential to invest in a quality electrical installation, on which security, efficiency and continuity of operation depend.
The main objective of operational performance for the oil and gas industry is to be safe and reliable. Effective management of an uninterrupted power supplyis essential to obtain the maximum return on investment.
The design of an electrical installation consists of the following phases:
- Analysis of the installation and loads to be fed
- Sizing the transformers and generators
- Calculation of loadflow and short-circuit currents
- Selection of protection devices
- Sizing the wiring system
- Verification of the voltage drop limits at the final loads
- Verification of coordination of protections
An exhaustive analysis of the loads, type, power and specific needs will allow the design of the installation to be optimal. Another important phase is the sizing of the wiring system. Cables sections are important in many aspects, such as cost and voltage drop. Improper cable sizing can negatively affect the system and lead to unexpected costs for replacement, in addition to lost in terms of energy and time. Fire protection systems, gas distribution control systems, emergency power supply ensure the safety of the plant.
Trace Software International Solutions
In order to meet the needs of the industry, Trace Software International has developed elec calc™, the software solution specific to size safe electrical installations, and have an exhaustive analysis of the installation (loads, power, etc.)
Also, the software will calculate the cable sections so important to size properly the electrical installation in terms of safety and in saving costs.