Svanehøj revamps safety instrumentation at Fos Cavaou and Konkan LNG

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Svanehøj has taken on the task of upgrading safety systems at Konkan LNG terminal in India and Fos Cavaou LNG terminal in France.
Konkan LNG and Fos Cavaou have partnered with Svanehøj France to renew the safety instrumentation for three LNG tanks.
This move aligns with Svanehøj's goal of reconnecting with liquefied gas terminals worldwide and ensuring optimal safety measures.
“We are reconnecting with liquefied gas terminals worldwide and have learned that some could be in better shape. Some only need spare parts, but some need new instrumentation installed. Without new instrumentation, it can result in dangerous situations and end up shutting down any operations,” said Simon Dufour, sales manager at Svanehøj France.
Fos Cavaou LNG Terminal has already successfully retrofitted one tank with a new densitometer, replacing previous systems from a competitor and improving functionality and reliability.
It also plans to simultaneously replace the densitometers in the remaining two tanks with delivery of instrumentation in October.
“We encountered obsolescence issues with our older model and experienced technical difficulties.
“Therefore, it was time to transition to a new system. Having already had positive experiences with Svanehøj at the Montoir de Bretagne Terminal, the decision to choose them as our supplier for tank retrofits at Fos Cavaou Terminal was clear,” added Eric Marty, who is a measurement and instrumentation technician at Elengy.
Konkan LNG has embarked on a comprehensive plan to upgrade one-third of its tanks, with Svanehøj's valuable experience in safety instrumentation for LNG storage being leveraged.
The project encompasses replacing various components while retaining the existing temperature probes, guaranteeing qualitative safety measures.
“As part of the upgrade, we will install three advanced servo-driven tank gauging systems, the LTs, to improve reliability and efficiency.
“An LTD tank gauging system and two data acquisition systems will also be delivered. These components play a crucial role in optimizing operational performance, collecting and analysing data, and enabling informed decision-making,” said Dufour.

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