Valves to meet various FPSO systems

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Control flow rates to various parts of the vessel

The discovery of offshore gas in remote regions often results in higher costs than if positioned in non-remote regions and construction projects that are difficult to justify.

Floating production vessels provide a solution for remote areas by delivering mobile offshore production and storage facilities that produce, liquefy, store and transfer liquefied natural gas via a carrier ship to the mainland.

Challenges for floating production system operators

Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) vessel operators face numerous challenges including:

  • Space limitations and weight constraints
  • Operating in remote locations and hostile conditions
  • Maintaining temperatures for oil storage
  • Maximising production and efficiency levels
  • Gaining control of flow rates to parts of the vessel (i.e. ballast systems and cargo areas)
  • Through life cost

These issues could result in potential safety risks, production inefficiencies and significant financial losses.

Meeting bespoke FPSO and FLNG applications

Although the valve type, size and material used in offshore, FPSO and FNGL applications can differ, our valves have earned an impressive reputation for product design, quality, safety and reliability.

Various FPSO and FNGL systems use our valves: 

  • Ballast systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Firefighting / deluge systems and hydrants
  • Oil / water separation
  • Potable water modules
  • Sewage treatment plant (STP)
  • Wastewater

If your vessel operates near sand, valve material selection becomes critical.

Flexible valve solutions to meet your vessel refits and upgrades

FPSO owners require a flexible, robust and proven corrosive resistant valve solution from a highly reputable supplier. Shipham Valves can help you meet these challenges and deliver a solution that maximises its lifespan for new builds and can be adapted for refits, rebuilds and upgrade programmes.

Contact us today to discuss how our range of high-quality valves can support your FPSO and FNGL projects.

Compliance and industry standards

Our range of high-quality valves are designed in accordance with, and conforms to, British Standards, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), Manufacturers Standardisation Society and API (American Petroleum Institute standards.

Various Shipham Valves solutions are designed in accordance with the API 598 standard, which tests for valve leakage. This provides peace of mind that our valve solutions are designed, manufactured and tested to the highest standards and meet relevant valve industry standards.

Click here to check what standards our high-quality valve range conform to.

Trusted FPSO/FNGL solutions provider

By working closely and building long-term working relationships with FPSO/FNGL owner/operators and associated partners including SBM Offshore, BW Offshore, Equinor, Petrobras, BP, Total, Modec, Cosco Shipping and Samsung Heavy Industries, we have been able to understand their complex valve requirements and have successfully delivered over 40 FPSO/FNGL projects.

When you choose to work with Shipham Valves, we provide total confidence that you have selected the right partner to help you navigate your way through the complex world of valve selection.

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