Axess Group completes PSV inspection project on Yinson’s FPSO JAK

MOLDE, Norway, March 14, 2023 – Axess Group has completed a Pressure Safety Valve (PSV) inspection project using Inline X on Yinson’s FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor (JAK). The project was managed from Axess’ offices in Ghana and South Africa.

By utilising Inline X technology, the team was able to test 73 PSVs in just 18 days, including the set pressure, seating pressure, back pressure, seat leakage, and the condition of the block valve. Conducting the test in situ not only improves safety, but also reduces costs, downtime and carbon emissions.

Axess has delivered a variety of services onboard FPSO JAK since 2017, including hook-up and commissioning services, DROPS surveys and remedial action, manual and powered lifting equipment certification. The successful completion of this project underscores the company’s commitment to providing innovative solutions to meet the needs of its clients.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Yinson, and we look forward to delivering more innovative solutions to achieve our shared goal of reducing carbon emissions,” Alex Owen, Operations Director of Africa at Axess Group said.

Yinson Production is one of the largest independent FPSO leasing companies globally, with FPSOs in Asia, Africa and the Americas. The company is actively working to develop and implement the Zero Emissions FPSO concept, with the aim of drastically lowering its emissions.

Hugo Koch, Operation Manager at Yinson Production, said, “We have long been waiting for innovative solutions to improve efficiency of PSV testing. This is also a major risk reduction measure by preventing splitting flanges, reducing risk of leaks, and reducing the huge amount of material handling by bringing each valve from weather deck down to the test bench.”

Axess and Yinson employees with the Inline X equipment
(Photo: Axess and Yinson employees with the Inline X equipment)

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