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    API 16A BOP Stripping Test, Replacement of Primary Control Console

    This fixture uses (3) 250 hp pumps and a servo valve to cycle a 14″ bore, 7″ rod, 86″ stroke hydraulic cylinder along a precise motion path to complete an API 16A BOP stripping test. The scope of work as well as pictures of the project are below. LABEL THE CONTROL CONSOLE I/O. Identify, trace, and label […]

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    API 16A BOP Stripping Test Fixture, Make Existing Fixture Operational

    This scope of work dealt with a a fixture built in the 1977-1983 timeframe and repaired in 1993 and 2003. The fixture uses (3) 250 hp pumps and a servo valve to cycle a 14″ bore, 7″ rod, 86″ stroke hydraulic cylinder along a precise motion path to complete an API 16A BOP stripping test. The fixture lost some […]

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    High Pressure Test Unit, Controls Overhaul

    This equipment was commissioned in the late 1990s with a significant amount of instrumentation. It transitioned in the last 10 years to being used as a standard motor-triplex pump. The controls program and panel were unnecessarily complex so an overhaul was done. The scope of work is below. Rewire the controls panel. Remove unnecessary wires between […]

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    API 16A BOP Hang-off Test Fixture, Controls Overhaul

    This fixture uses a 25 HP pump, proportional valve and 22″ bore, 5.75″ rod, 18″ stroke hydraulic cylinder to achieve precision position and load control in order to apply up to 1.3 Mlbf to BOP Rams to simulate a hang-off load on the BOP rams. The scope of work of this project is as follows. Rewire the […]

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    Support BOP Test Station Improvements

    Aiken Completed the following scope: INVESTIGATE A 150 HP MOTOR STARTUP UNDER LOAD ISSUE. The 480V connections were not properly insulated so wire conductors arc’ed against the motor starter panel. Also, the VFD was undersized. Proper insulation was applied and the VFDs were replaced with correctly specified VFDs. CALIBRATE 2 REGULATOR ASSEMBLIES. A 4-20 mA signal was scaled by 83% […]

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    Revise Blowout Preventer Pressure-Temperature Testing LabVIEW program

    Once the equipment was overhauled, commissioned, and documented, it became necessary to revise the LabVIEW testing program. The project goal was to build the client’s in-house Labview expertise while creating a simpler, more organized, and updated program. SCOPE OF WORK Aiken Engineering completed the below items. REVIEW FRONT PANEL: Carefully review the current program executable […]

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