ABLE Instruments selected for major oil company’s latest expansion

A new gas booster station in west Kuwait is set to benefit from the skills, expertise, and industry knowledge of ABLE Instruments & Controls after selecting the firm as a supplier for a new project. A major oil company is expanding its operations with the building of a new gas booster station to produce 234 million cubic foot per day of dry gas and 69,000 barrels per day of condensate, boosting its export activities and providing sustainable operations.

Dave Quelch, Business Development Manager of ABLE Instruments, said, “We’re thrilled to have been selected to work on this upcoming project, using our knowledge and insight into the sector and various manufacturers to offer the perfect solution to suit the needs of the customer. The project has some challenging aspects to it and many requirements but we were able to create an option that met all their needs.”

ABLE Instruments & Controls will be providing 82 air firing radars and 8 guided wave radars with safety integrity level (SIL) 2 being mandatory for a number of the applications. One of the main considerations for the company when selecting the appropriate products were the high media temperature and the sour service conditions of the process, particularly at the front end of the trains. As a result, the firm choose products from VEGA Controls, a world-renowned manufacturer of level and pressure instrumentations for the process industries.

The solution provided by ABLE included non-contact radar and the guided wave radars manufactured in 316 stainless steel and Hastelloy C22 for long-lasting and durable use. The customer also needed to be able remove the non-contact radars without shutdown, ABLE created a solution to this problem too, providing a way to quickly isolate gauges. The firm was also responsible for carrying out verification performances at their UK facility prior to delivering the radar gauges.

247able, the e-commerce division of ABLE Instruments & Control, are a leading UK distributor, stockist, and service provider of industrial instrumentation. The firm supplies a range of manufacturers to customers, including VEGA Controls. 

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247able is the e-commerce division of ABLE Instruments & Controls, a leading service supplier and manufacturer of industrial and laboratory instrumentation. ABLE have been serving engineers and procurement specialist for more than 30 years.