Liquefaction equipment for the Calcasieu Pass LNG export project Venture Global LNG Inc. is developing in Cameron Parish has passed a virtual string test conducted at a Baker Hughes facility in Massa, Italy, Rigzone reports.
In a written statement emailed to the publication, Venture Global concluded the findings demonstrate the strength of the project’s design and indicate the equipment will function properly once installed, which it describes as “a major milestone and an important indicator of on-time delivery for the overall project.”
Given constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Baker Hughes and Venture Global used virtual technology to conduct the test. Venture Global noted that 21 people in five cities worldwide monitored the test using advanced digital and remote access. Additionally, local field technicians for Baker Hughes and Venture Global directly observed the test in Massa, according to company officials.
The string test replicates and simulates site conditions, and every component that will be shipped to and operated at site is commissioned and validated in order to verify whole system functionality and performance. A mechanical running assessment measures equipment vibration and bearing temperatures at full speed and full load.