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            Fos Cavaou LNG Terminal (France)

            MV architecture dependability design for O&G large sites

            Reference: Oil & Gas Availability better than 99,977%, Overall target unreliability < 1 occurrence/year
            Availability better than 99,977%, Overall target unreliability < 1 occurrence/year

             

            I. CUSTOMER ENVIRONMENT / PROJECT CONTEXT

             

            Customer profile:

            • Consulting Engineering for all fields relating to Natural Gas. In partnership with foreign companies, it was responsible for the new liquid natural gas terminal designed to provide 8 billion m3 of Natural Gas per year with a storage capacity of 330,000 m3 in 3 reservoirs.
             

            Customer objective and constraints:

            • Validate the electrical distribution network architecture to show that availability and reliability targets for the process have been met, taking into account:
               - Load sensitivity
               - Future network expansion
               - Equipment maintainability
             

            II. SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION

             

            Implementation methodology (main phases):

            • Electrical Distribution Network Reliability Study
              1. Understand and identify risks
              2. Optimise architecture, compare solutions, highlight weak points
              3. Design redundancies and back-up configurations
              4. Optimise maintenance plan
             

            Duration:

            • 2005: 6 months
             

            Solution overview (services, products, systems, architectures...):

            Solution overview (services, products, systems, architectures...):
             

            III. RESULTS / ACHIEVEMENT

             

            Customer benefits:

            • Loss of gas emission on distribution & transport network:
               - Overall target unavailability < 2 hours per year; P(t) < 2.28.10-4; Availability better than 99,977%
               - Overall target unreliability < 1 occurrence per year; λeq (t) < 1.14.10-4 /h
             

            Schneider Electric differentiating values VS competitors:

            Target availability and reliability are achieved thanks to:
            • Taking into account dependability issues from the early stage of the project
            • Redundancy implemented at architecture level
            • Automatic reconfiguration
            • Process equipment dispatching
            • Failure detection system
             
             
             
             

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            Solution breakdown

            Main services:
            • Engineering services: Services
            Main products & systems:
            • MV
            • MV/ LV Tfos
            • Sepam relays / Monitoring control system