Fully rating High Pressure production wells is costly requiring thick walled pipelines and vessels and difficult to install equipment – especially in deepwater.
High Integrity Pressure Protection systems – better known as HIPPS is a Safety instrumented system of control which overcomes some of these cost issues, whilst maintaining high levels of safety.
The technological innovation exploits the difference between the shut in pressure and flow pressure by permitting the flowline to be de-rated to conventional levels.
The system is protected by sensing any upset conditions and shutting down the overall system quickly. HIPP systems are the only systems to protect against over pressure scenarios and the loss of containment simultaneously.
BEL Valves HIPPS systems meet stringent Safety Integrity Levels (SILs) utilising quick closing high integrity valves and actuators.