Design of A Solar Power System for an offshore platform

Nallagownden, Perumal (2008) Design of A Solar Power System for an offshore platform. Proceedings of the 6th ICEENG Conference.

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A solar power system is designed for offshore platform in order to supply power to DC
load including emergency lighting, VHF radio, remote terminal unit, well head control
panel, multiphase flow meter, fire and gas panel, marine lantern, and fog horn system.
In this paper, the main objective is to design, analyze and sizing the solar power system
for DC loads at offshore platform. This project will be beneficial for oil and gas
industries in installing their offshore platform because by using the solar power system,
they can actually reduce the cost of the project in terms of supplying the DC power. A
study concerning the economics of solar versus generators as a choice of power was
conducted. The study considers all costs involved: modules, mounting structure, pumps,
miscellaneous components, installation, operation, maintenance, yearly inspection,
component replacement and salvage value. The solar power system will be installed at a
new minimum facilities wellhead platform situated approximately 150 km southwest of
Hazira in the Gulf of Khambat, offshore Gujarat Province, India.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Ir Perumal Nallagownden
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 04:04
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2011 04:04

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