Commissioning of the umbilical is key to its long term performance. The GATE Chemical Systems group utilizes a systems approach to develop a commissioning strategy that will ensure that the commissioning process is effective, environmentally friendly and does not impede first production. This has been developed with expertise drawn from GATE’s Initial Startup & Procedure Development Group to promote best practices within the company.
Highlights of this process include:
Determination of the best umbilical commissioning strategy
Evaluation of chemical-chemical and chemical-elastomer compatibility issues
Determination of fluids volumes and pumping capabilities necessary to ensure complete displacement of storage or buffer fluids.
The GATE commissioning team executes the commissioning process offshore.