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Bulk Storage & Transfer System

cement storage tanks
Bulk and mud control system
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APPLY designs and supplies complete bulk tank storage and transfer systems for drilling rigs, used to keep cement dry and to dry mud bulk materials as barite and bentonite.

The advantages of APPLY’s Bulk Systems are

custom made design of pressure vessels with flanges fitted to the actual piping routing,

delivery of laterals including valves such that the yard is only delivering single piping sections,

calculation of piping system pressure losses and flow capacity,

use of canvas mats for efficient liquidizing of the bulk material, and turn-key supplier of automatic control systems including total instrumentation and valve packages.

Vidar Dahl

Business Manager 913 56 794

Technical Specifications

See individual  product information for size and weight information.

Design code EN 13445 test group 3B, others on request (DnV, ABS, ASME). Typical acceleration 1.3 m/sec2 or according to vessel specifications

Ambient temperature -5 to +50 degrees Celsius

Operating pressure typical 4.2- 5.6 bar (60- 80 psi), design pressure 6.3 bar (90 psi)

Ports DN or ANSI: Filling 5”, ventilation 5”, aeration 2”, surge tank gravity discharge 10 or 20”, optional discharge 5”, pressure gauge G1”, pressure transmitter G1”, high level switch G1.5”, relief valve 1.5”, manual sounding 2”, manway Ø 600mm

Instrumentation package with pressure gauges, pressure transducers, level switches, pressure relief valves, load cells and/or microwave level wires, valves with end limit switches, pneumatic valves.

Atex certified for use in hazardous zone 2, Ex 3 G IIB T3

Electric supply 230 V for control system, 3-phase  400- 690 V/ 50-60 Hz, for cell feeder motor 2.2 kW

Bulk air supply requirement 3“ line #150 (PN10) sch 40, typical 9-12 Nm3/min, dew point min. -30 degrees Celsius, 4.2-5.6 bar, pressure depending on vertical elevations, sequence of laterals and piping lengths

Request delivery with Siemens PLC based controlled system, and Windows PC based touch screens and Human Machinery Interface (HMI) for total Bulk Storage and Transfer System control

Networked system with communication protocols to the rig’s Drilling Control and Data Acquisition (DCDA) system with shore based monitoring and cloud interfacing.

Moreld Apply is a leading multi-discipline engineering company, specializing in contracts across all project phases - from concept development and studies to completion and commissioning.
Moseidsletta 122, 4033 Stavanger

+47 51 63 90 00