Subsea Valves Handbook helps engineers and managers understand the types of valves that are specific to various subsea applications, including their critical functions and a focus on cavitation and flushing effects that is essential for today's deepwater and high temperature wells.
Operating offshore valves has its own set of challenges, including harsher environments, more remote locations, and higher maintenance costs. This book delivers knowledge on lifetime estimations and design extension considerations, validation/verification testing during installation, integration obstacles, and safety and reliability monitoring points. Industry standards and the data behind their specifications are listed for easy reference, as well as basic definitions and abbreviations. Users will find a reference that successfully bridges the knowledge gap for any engineer and manager working specifically in subsea oil and gas.
- Presents how subsea valves differ from other valves in the industry, including subsea master valves, wing valves, and choke valves
- Provides information on the various industry standards specific to subsea valves and why these requirements are needed
- Explains technical background, and testing and installation considerations that are critical for today's higher degree of offshore regulations
2. Terms, Definitions, and Abbreviations
3. Subsea System Description
4. Functional Considerations
5. Safety and Reliability Considerations
6. General Design Features
7. Specific Application Considerations
8. ROV Intervention Considerations
9. Materials and Fabrication Considerations
10. Deepwater and/or Long Tie-Back Considerations
11. HP/HT Considerations
12. Long Design Life Considerations
13. Testing Considerations
Francesco Banci is a Subsea Valve Specialist with 10 years of experience and is currently employed with Total delivering technical support on company subsea projects and updates the company's general specification standards. Previously, he has worked with GE and PetrolValves as a Lead Subsea Engineer on many international projects including in the Gulf of Mexico, Canada, Norway, Italy, and Australia. Francesco earned a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and has received certification in basic offshore safety induction and emergency training (BOSIET).