Marlin B platform is the latest platform to be installed in Bass Strait as part of the Kipper Tuna Turrum Project back in 2013. Instech Group was provided the scope to provide a heat tracing upgrade of the gas piping and associated equipment which had been shown to experience hydrate issues leading to loss of oil and gas production on the platform. Instech Group also designed and supplied a new heat tracing distribution board including new DCS input modules to allow the new heat tracing circuits to be monitored on a new DCS screen including heat tracing circuits and surface temperature of the heat tracing. This work was completed ready for the 2018 winter period which has proven to provide a more reliable oil and gas production on the platform.
The new heat tracing distribution board was supplied to Instech Group by Advanced Controls with the installation work completed by UGL/WOOD and Balec.
Instech Group also provided the heat tracing engineering detail design for the new 450 Line project and other process line and equipment heat tracing.