Hazardous Area Classification & Compliance

Electrical hazardous area classification & compliance for a process facility containing multiple process flow streams of combustible, flammable and/or volatile hydrocarbons was assessed and developed by MSB. The hazardous area assessment and revalidation provided development and documentation of classified area boundary limits. This work allowed the facility to ensure operational safety requirements and minimize the risk of ignition from electrical energy or other heat sources.

MSB engineers’ hazardous area classification and compliance assessment defined the plant’s process pressures, temperatures, flowrates and stream compositions. In addition, they verified point source emissions of process equipment such as hydrocarbon pressure vessels, pumps, compressors, piping and pressure relief devices. MSB delivered detailed classified area drawings and documentation, including safety shutdown systems, and class, group and division ratings of temporary and permanent electrical equipment to assure suitability for use in the process areas. Learn more about MSB’s expertise in Electrical Power Systems.

Pipeline Pump Station

MSB developed electrical equipment purchase specifications for several 12000-18000HP pump stations across a Midwest pipeline system. These specifications were associated with switchgear, transformers, and switchgear building. MSB also developed a detailed design package for the main substation in addition to the pump station power, control, and instrumentation wiring systems. MSB coordinated with the appropriate utility companies to deliver electrical power to the sites on an aggressive schedule.

Offshore Video Surveillance System Upgrade

An international offshore exploration and production company retained MSB to develop a video surveillance standard for its Gulf of Mexico assets.  MSB developed the video standard and led the design and implementation of a new video management and recording system.  MSB designed the offshore video monitor and control system to be managed by the onshore operations center.

Microwave Backbone Upgrade

In 2014, an oil & gas client’s current microwave network reached end of life.  The network provides communications to all onshore and offshore site locations.  MSB was hired to investigate current technology, perform site assessments and develop an overall budget and scope document for the design and implementation of a new communications network.