Projects - OIL & GAS - AGT Antwerp Gas Terminal

Antwerp Gas Terminal is a syorage and transport facility in the harbour of Antwerp.  Gas is stoed from sea ships and barges and supplied from/to pipelines in pressurized spheres. The terminal has beside connections to the vast Antwerp harbour pipeline grid also a network of own pipelines. They store propane, propylene and ethylene.




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AGT's eight 3,300 cubic metre, pressurised spheres store various gases for their customers. Dedicated, state-of-the-art process control systems ensure flexible and accurate monitoring of all our terminal operations and logistic services. Under normal operating conditions, we store: 

   ◦  Propane (odourised). 

   ◦  Refinery, Chemical, and Polymer Grade Propylene.

The site has 2 jetties for ships and a barge jetty.
AGT is inter-linked with an extensive network of pipeline systems connecting customers to their feed stock supplies. There are more than fifty pipelines within the port area for the transfer of chemicals, liquids, and gases. AGT not only provides direct connections to plants within the port, but also to major plants throughout the Benelux and Germany.

AGT has currently eight dedicated pipelines that supply liquid gas directly to customers.
 

Jan 2008 - Oct 2008    10 months

Standard spec development double block & bleed firesafe valves

SUBJECT

Instrument specifications and standard development for application of double block and bleed valves (like Cameron Twin Seal)  on a large Propane and Propylene gas terminal in Antwerp.

Compliant with the regulations of the inspection authorities for the SEVESO directive.

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TITLE: Instrumentation engineer

BUDGET: not applicable

LOCATIONS:
  • CEAvo offices, Grobbendonk - Belgium;
  • AGT, Antwerp - Belgium;
  • Technip, Antwerp - Belgium.
TASKS:
  • study applicable legislation and technical standards (ASME, API);
  • develop a company standard for fire safe double block and bleed valves , including cryogenic service, and have it certified by authority inspection bodies;
  • provide instrumentation consultancy services;
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ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • finalized the fire safe valve standard and have it approved by authority inspection bodies;
  • supported projects and terminal maintenance with technical and legislative advise on instrumentation and valves, reducing the cost for consultancy services.
STRATEGIES:
  • started with templates from previous CEAvo projects and have them modified and approved before working on the content development;
ORGANIZATION:
 
Under design

INTERACTIONS:
  • with engineering contractor (Technip) account manager: task assignment, weekly progress reporting and achievements;
  • with customer plant manager: monthly progress reporting and achievements;
  • with E&I team leader: task assignment, weekly progress reporting and achievements summary, review of documents, technical meetings and support;
  • with Process engineers of the engineering contrcator and customer representatives like representatives of operational and maintenance departments: review of standards documents;







PROJECT BLUESKY: Ethylene storage terminal

SUBJECT

Installation of an ethylene storage tank and modification of the ship jetty and jetty piping and pipelines for tie-in with the new ethylene facilties.

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TITLE: Instrumentation engineer

BUDGET: not revealed. Project was not approved for construction due to budget constraints.

LOCATIONS:
  • AGT, Antwerp - Belgium
  • Technip, Antwerp - Belgium
TASKS:
  • write the electrical & instrumentation scope;
  • participate in HAZOP's as instrumentation and process control consultant.
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ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • design of the scope for electrical and instrumentation plan;
  • designed P&ID's;
STRATEGIES:
  • study of the existing control strategy to incorporate the ethylene extension;
  • utilization of existing project templates to describe the scope.
ORGANIZATION:

 Under design

INTERACTIONS:
  • with engineering contractor (Technip) account manager: task assignment, weekly progress reporting and achievements;
  • with customer plant manager: monthly progress reporting and achievements;
  • with Process engineers of the engineering contrcator and customer representatives like representatives of operational and maintenance departments: review of standards documents.