SMOC, the Singaporean contractor, has placed an order with ProAnalysis for a three-point Argus® oil-in-water (OiW) monitor system to be installed at Maersk Oil’s Halfdan B processing platform in the Danish sector of the North Sea. The OiW monitor system forms part of the Halfdan Phaze IV Project, for which SMOE has the EPC contract.
The three-point Argus process OiW monitor system comprises three in-line OiW measurement probes connected to one control unit. One measurement probe operates at atmospheric pressure and the other two at higher operating pressures. The simple multipoint design – connecting several in-line probes to one control unit – offers significant cost benefits compared to buying three separate OiW monitors.
“Our Argus design has once again proven its competitiveness,” says Gunnar Alfheim, managing director of ProAnalysis. “The UV fluorescence measurement principle combined with our in-line probe design provides premium quality at competitive prices. We are confident that Maersk and SMOE have made the right choice.”
Argus is a technology for on-line OiW monitoring developed by ProAnalysis, for application in water treatment process monitoring and discharge monitoring in the oil and gas industry. The technology is built on UV fluorescence – a robust and stable measurement principle. In addition, the unique in-line probe design with ultrasound-based self-cleaning facilitates low maintenance and minimum life-cycle costs.
ProAnalysis is a supplier of oil-in-water monitors for discharge monitoring and process management, and is located in Bergen, Norway. The company introduced its new Argus technology to the North Sea market in 2005 and to the worldwide market in 2008.