IK-Group’s in-house developed and patented AOGV (Add-On Gate Valve) technology has been approved for use by an oil and gas supermajor. The AOGV allows for the insertion of an isolation spade on a live flanged connection to create a safe isolation barrier, without the need for a shutdown or extensive isolation activities.
As for all assets, the execution of site activities should be done to ensure facility downtime is kept to a minimum, asset integrity is maintained and any risk is mitigated as low as is reasonably practicable. Built-in isolation points can require partial facility shutdowns and the ejection and flushing of large inventory volumes. Work scopes can come at a significant production loss and personnel are exposed to more extensive maintenance activities. By using the AOGV to bring the isolation point closer to the point of interest, the area impacted by the work is reduced and subsequently reduces the likelihood of a shutdown and large ejection of inventory.
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The mechanical isolation tool AOGV solves your problem – without shutdown: safe and efficient! Postponement of planned shutdowns and maintenance may increase the risk of unwanted incidents and longer shutdowns in the future.
The AOGV – Add On Gate Valve – inserts an isolation spade on a live flanged connection. This field proven technology reduces down time. The need for drainage, venting, purging and flushing is significantly reduced. The use of AOGV technology allows you to reduce your carbon footprint.