A Europafilter Kidneyloop oil filtration unit was recently installed at the Gyda oil platform in order to improve performance of a hydraulic crane at the site.
Platform owner Talisman Energy had previously installed a two micron offline filter system from another supplier in an attempt to remedy operational problems, but after a couple of years of operation found that the unit did not perform as required.
The system was replaced with a Europafilter oil cleaning system, which continuously treats the lubricant from the lift crane while it is in operation, reducing maintenance downtime and improving overall performance.
Talisman Energy representative Ingunn Helgeland reports that the new system has significantly improved efficiency at the site.
“The difference before and after the oil cleaning is so great that we want to purchase another unit for the other crane onboard,” he comments.
Basil V R Greatrex is the exclusive distributor of Europafilter oil filtration systems products in Australia.