The scale of Woodside Energy’s North Rankin B Platform requires complex and innovative solutions, which is provided by Caps Australia . Caps Australia will deliver custom-built equipment critical to the project.
Caps Australia are contracted to supply an air instrument package featuring three 160 kilowatt Aircooled rotary screw compressors built specifically to meet a required 30 year lifecycle.
To handle the Northern Territory’s extreme conditions, oil and air coolers will be purpose-built in titanium, whereas the internal oil handling system will be built in duplex and super duplex stainless steels.
The entire enclosures, along with all filters and air dryers, will be made of 316 stainless steel. The instrument air package features a centralised programmable logic controller (PLC) that will control all three compressors. The PLC has a host of information gathering instruments and is designed with full redundancy and emergency power supplies to ensure minimal disruption. Caps Australia will also design, fabricate and supply a special lifting beam as part of the design to allow safe and easy handling.
Because Rankin is stationed in one of the world’s most environmentally sensitive regions, all coolant, lubricant and drying media will be non-hazardous and eco-friendly. Caps Australia have already supplied similar equipment for the Rankin A project and are familiar with the complexities of the project.