Power Factor Correction Case Study

How our Midstream client improved Power Factor Correction (PFC) reliability and operational efficiency at several compression sites. In addition to reduction of costs to the power utility (VAR), the sites have reduced unscheduled maintenance and outages.

Our client is a North American Energy provider of natural gas, crude oil and power facilities across North America highlighted with a natural gas pipeline system of 90,000+ kms which transports more than 25% of North American natural gas demand.

Client Challenge

  • HSE Risk / Reducing number of unplanned site visits and reduction in safety risks at site are paramount, this is specifically concerning during high production winter months.
  • Aging or Obsolescent Power Factor Correction (PFC) equipment is common in most remote Compressor field locations, additional maintenance and attention is required. OPEX is impacted.
  • Obsolete Electrical Equipment components will typically experience higher costs and an increase in penalties paid to the utility power provider.

Team

  • Area Manager
  • Regional Specialist
  • Regional PM
  • Electrical SME
  • Controls SME
  • Operations
  • Regional E&I Specialist
  • Site Technicians E&I
  • Area Manager
  • Regional Specialist
  • Regional PM
  • Electrical SME
  • Controls SME
  • Operations
  • Regional E&I Specialist
  • Site Technicians E&I
BASE CONCEPTS HAS AN EYE ON THE BIG PICTURE, WE COLLABORATE WITH OUR PARTNERS TO EXECUTE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS TURNKEY TO OUR CLIENT’S GREATER SATISFACTION. WE DO WHAT WE SAY AND SAY WHAT WE DO.

Client Solution

  • Complete overall system facility audit including cabling health, grounding calculations and peripheral equipment.
  • Ensure design parameters are identified including latest codes for Power Factor Correction (PFC).
  • Supplied planning, engineering, drafting, and commissioning documentation to facilitate the facility modernization.
  • Design new engineered Power Factor Correction (PFC) systems based off facility audit and findings that includes (but not limited to) the following considerations: operability, maintenance, environmental impact, life cycle costs and future opportunity for remote diagnostics.

Client Benefits

  • Sustained system reliability decreases call outs and reduces outage time improving profitability.
  • Decrease in operational life cycle costs with energy efficient equipment.
  • Continued protection of existing equipment and personnel.

SYSTEM UPTIME INCREASED TO 99.9%

HSE

ELIMINATED CALL OUTS FOR OPERATIONAL STAFF DUE TO CONTROL SYSTEM ISSUES

REDUCED SERVICE VEHICLE TRAFFIC

SYSTEM UPTIME INCREASED TO 99.9%

ELIMINATED CALL OUTS FOR OPERATIONAL STAFF DUE TO CONTROL SYSTEM ISSUES
REDUCED SERVICE VEHICLE TRAFFIC

Additional Obsolescence Solutions

  • Motor Control Centres (MCC)
  • Switch Gear
  • Auxiliary Power Units
  • PLC Controls
  • Safety and Fire/Gas Protection
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Motor Control Centres (MCC)
  • Switch Gear
  • Auxiliary Power Units
  • PLC Controls
  • Safety and Fire/Gas Protection
  • Regulatory Compliance

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