Implementation of a condition monitoring program for high voltage (HV) assets for the Santos GLNG Project

Lanigan, Christopher John (2013) Implementation of a condition monitoring program for high voltage (HV) assets for the Santos GLNG Project. [USQ Project]


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Electricity supply to Santos’ existing field operations in the Surat Basin is currently provided by diesel and/or gas motor driven generator sets. This has the disadvantages of poor reliability, high diesel costs and the unwanted consumption of gas that could otherwise be sold to market.

Part of the Santos GLNG Project includes the ‘electrification’ of the Coal Seam Gas (CSG) fields and processing plants. Electrical equipment such as large power transformers, HV switchgear, HV motors and Motor Control Centres (MCCs) will be installed to power the expanding gas gathering and processing infrastructure. Due to the remoteness of these assets and the critical role they will play in the CSG process, it is essential that they are highly reliable. It is intended to employ condition monitoring technologies to aid in achieving this.

A literature review was conducted in order to research current CM technologies applicable to HV plant and equipment. From this, identified techniques were evaluated to determine those most applicable and/or suitable for use in this particular application. A selection methodology was then used to identify critical equipment for inclusion in the condition monitoring program. All of this resulted in the development of a CM strategy which is intended to be implemented in a CM program when the project is fully operational.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Caliao, Nolan
Date Deposited: 13 May 2014 05:59
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 06:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: condition monitoring program; hv assets; santos; glng project
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400805 Electrical energy transmission, networks and systems

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