16/08/2017 – News / Sulzer / Offshore Europe 2017 / Oil & Gas / UK

Sulzer reduces downtime at Offshore Europe 2017

Once again, the offshore sector will convene in Aberdeen, Scotland, in September for what will be the UK’s largest free-to-attend conference for the oil & gas sector. This year, Sulzer will return to the Offshore Europe event with a comprehensive offering for the repair and maintenance of rotating equipment, as well as examples of offshore pumping systems and applicator systems.


Following the success of the event in 2015, Sulzer is highlighting the expertise and processes in place that enable it to deliver the highest standard of maintenance with a minimum of downtime. The company has concentrated a range of resources and facilities in the Aberdeen area to support what has become the centre of excellence for the UK offshore industry.


“Sulzer is renowned for delivering high quality, professional maintenance and repair services through its global network of service centres,” commented Ross Barraclough, Regional Operations Director at Sulzer’s North Aberdeen Dyce Service Centre. “In terms of support for the offshore industry, we have extensive design and manufacturing capabilities that enable us to deliver a comprehensive service.”


Reliability for rotating equipment


With facilities specialising in services for rotating equipment in Aberdeen: Ellon and Dyce, facilities in Falkirk and Glasgow covering the central belt, and many more across the UK and worldwide, Sulzer offers a comprehensive service centre network for the offshore industry. Sulzer is the leading independent service provider to all brands of rotating equipment including pumps, compressors, turbines, generators, and electric motors. The local service centres in Aberdeen specialise in high energy pumping systems and offshore repair services.


“Sulzer offers a fully integrated service and supply business that supports the oil & gas industry, even during the most challenging times for the industry,” added Murray Wilson, General Manager as Sulzer’s Aberdeen Ellon Service Centre. “At times like these, cost effective maintenance and repair services need to be delivered as efficiently as possible to avoid unnecessary downtime.”


As a world leading pump manufacturer, Sulzer also offers state-of-the-art, high performance pumping solutions for oil & gas production, including subsea applications. With safety and reliability being key features of pump design, Sulzer pumps fulfill the latest ISO 13709 (API 610) standards and cover a broad range of requirements. The latest innovations have seen high performance technologies being applied to water injection, multiphase and gas-tolerant pumping solutions; all of which are validated in the test bed located at the Sulzer facility in Leeds.


Reverse engineering expertise


In addition to pump manufacturing, Sulzer also offers a comprehensive design and build service for components of legacy equipment that may no longer be supported by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Precision measuring equipment and materials analysis enable Sulzer to reverse engineer parts and even make improvements to the original design.


On the stand, visitors will be able to see representation from Sulzer’s Applicator Systems division and its MixCoat™ system. Sulzer introduces a new professional standard with its 2K coating application systems. Both systems, MixCoat™ Spray and MixCoat™ Flex, combined with the proven 2K cartridge technology and a newly developed spray mixer, allow increased application speeds with reduced downtime. Typical applications for both systems include 2K coating maintenance and repair work in marine, pipeline, shipbuilding, offshore constructions and wind power plants.


See Sulzer on Stand 3D91 at Offshore Europe 2017 – held from 5-8 September at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC).

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