Viper Subsea has introduced V-Supply, a topsides electrical power module, which along the provision of a source of electrical power to subsea equipment, incorporates monitoring technology.
In addition to control and monitoring technology, V-Supply also provides remote umbilical testing without the need for technicians to be mobilized offshore. The remote testing capability is a novel technology proprietary to Viper Subsea.
Neil Douglas, managing director of Viper Subsea said: “The V-Supply will offer our clients the opportunity to upgrade their topsides located subsea power delivery equipment in a cost effective way whilst at the same time integrating the latest monitoring technology. Offering operators remote access to full electrical performance monitoring delivers obvious cost savings and operator safety improvements.
“This is especially important at this time as operators are working in an increasingly difficult marketplace and are under pressure to ensure continuous production while minimizing disruption.”
V-Supply incorporates the V-Lim, line integrity monitoring functionality, and also the proprietary insulation resistance recovery technique of V-Life. V-Supply also incorporates spread spectrum time domain reflectometry (SSTDR) for continuous integrity monitoring of electrical conductors.