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SF6 site survey, flange repair, leak management – job done with EMT Site Services

They say pictures speak a thousand words; here’s our latest Site Services project completed for a UK electric utility. Following a site survey, the team confirmed SF6 leaks on all phases of the asset, which required immediate repair and preventative maintenance. The project was for x6 flange repairs; x3 upper flange and x3 lower cover plate with sensor. All repairs were carried out under live conditions and full pressure. From surface preparations; to soft shell mounting and reinforcement; through to hard shell, resin application, final seal and post repair testing – our expert engineers followed proven and rigorous EMT protocols using trusted and reliable EMT technologies and solutions, to ensure compliance at every stage of the project.

 

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EMT Site Services deliver another successful project for a UK Solar Farm

Industry: Solar Power Generation

Application:  GIS analysis and topping up

Customer:  UK Solar Farm

Date: October 2022

Problem:  Leaking asset

Solution:  SF6 leak detection, analysis and top up delivered by EMT Site Services utilising EMT SF6 management products

 

Works:

  • Site survey detected and located switchgear leak using EMT Handheld SF6 Leak Detector
  • Gas analysis carried out by EMT Site Service Engineers using EMT Zerowaste Rapide+ Analyser
  • Tests prior to gas top up indicated SF6 gas required
  • Tests after the asset was re-gassed confirmed SF6 gas usage
  • Asset checked for leaks following gas top up and minor repairs

Result: Leak detected at another location; further works required by EMT Site Services

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Survey and repair leaking SF6 assets cost effectively and with minimal disruption to operations

EMT delivered the technology and expertise to survey and repair leaking SF6 assets with a cost-effective solution and minimal disruption to operations, which was welcomed by the customer, whose alternative would have been to replace the asset at considerable cost and with significant disruption to the substation – another job well done by the EMT Site Services Team.

 

Industry: Power T&D

Application: SF6 gas inspection cover plate repairs   

Customer: UK electric utility substation

Date: August 2022

Problem: Leaking SF6 gas on cover plates

Solution: SF6 leak repair to inspection plates – non pressurised. 9 repairs completed

Works:

  • Leak surveyed by EMT Site Services team using EMT Handheld SF6 Leak Detector
  • Existing gas purity analysed with EMT Zerowaste Rapide+ Analyser
  • Asset de-gassed using EMT Gas Cart
  • Surface preparation and cleaning works undertaken
  • Specialist repair works completed
  • Asset re-gassed, gas purity checked, and post repair testing completed
  • Further scheduled preventative maintenance work has been recommended by EMT Site Services due to high H20 ppm readings recorded in the SF6 gas
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Field based SF6 gas top up utilising EMT Site Services and patented EMT Smartfill technology

EMT Site Services can top up your SF6 assets – contact the team to see how we can provide both the test equipment, and trained and certified SF6 gas technicians, for the safe filling and topping up of SF6 compartments. Performing these essential tasks, our Site Services team can provide 24/7 coverage across the network, supported by tailored service packages to suit specific gas handling requirements, and complimented with a range of SF6 gas management services.

 

Our team have recently completed work on two sites for a UK utility:

 

Industry: Solar Power Generation

Application: SF6 Gas Topping Up x 2 Sites

Customer: UK Solar Farm

Date: June 2022

Problem: Low gas pressure reported

Solution: Field based SF6 gas top up utilising EMT Site Services and patented EMT Smartfill technology

 

Works:

  • Leak survey completed using EMT SF6 leak detector
  • Pressure survey completed
  • SF6 gas top up completed
  • Continued pressure monitoring advised
  • Future repair, de-gassing and re-gassing works discussed

Deliverables: SF6 gas top up restored pressure to normal operating conditions. The client was satisfied, particularly given there were challenges sourcing the correct fittings to carry out the works – EMT took care of all requirements from initial surveillance, to sourcing bespoke fittings for connection, and topping up of the SF6 compartments

 

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Project Portfolio SF6 Leak Management Site Services

Substation C SF6 Leaking Flange Repair

Problem

SF6 substation 3x leaking flanges

Repair

New cover plate repairs. Suitable for nuclear and power plant substation installations. Adaptable to various types of flanges. Temperatures ranging from -20°C to +65°C (-4°F to +149°F).

Technology

The 3X ReflangeKit® concept is based on a composite double shell system that encapsulates the leaking flange. The first shell covers and protects the flange collecting SF6 leaks. The second shell contains specific resin. An exhaust valve allows the SF6 gas to escape during resin injection. After overnight curing of resin, the valve is closed and sealed giving a 100% seal and leak free composite repair.

 

Benefits

  • Online & under pressure installation
  • Non invasive system (no risk of resin intrusion into the flange)
  • Bolt and screw protection
  • Easy disassembly
  • Cost effective installation (costly consignation avoided)

Result

SF6 leak remediation was a success, and the flange remains in service. Further, more complex repairs are planned as part of a contract to complete a number of SF6 flange repairs across multiple sites.

Repairs Portfolio
  • Cover plates with small bore adapter and pipework
  • GIB/tank flange
  • GIB/GIB straight flanges
  • Complex multi flange GIB
EMT Site Services
  • High level site services working standards
  • Fully trained site services personnel
  • All works completed within the designated timeframe or less
  • 100% leak remediation record
  • The most challenging of SF6 leaking flange/asset styles fixed
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EMT SF6 Leak Survey + EMT Handheld Leak Detector = 100% Leak Detection

EMT leak detection success rate continues as the team completes another utilities project. Read on to learn more about our technology, our services, and the team delivering these to the electric utilities industry.

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Substation A Project 2 SF6 Leaking Flange Repair

Problem

SF6 substation 6x leaking GIB/GIB flanges.

Repair

Composite encapsulated leak repair – GIB/GIB straight, medium resin fill. Suitable for nuclear and power plant substation installations. Adaptable to various types of flanges. Temperatures ranging from -20°C to +65°C (-4°F to +149°F).

Technology

The 3X ReflangeKit® concept is based on a composite double shell system that encapsulates the leaking flange. The first shell covers and protects the flange collecting SF6 leaks. The second shell contains specific resin. An exhaust valve allows the SF6 gas to escape during resin injection. After overnight curing of resin, the valve is closed and sealed giving a 100% seal and leak free composite repair.

 

Benefits

  • Online & under pressure installation
  • Non invasive system (no risk of resin intrusion into the flange)
  • Bolt and screw protection
  • Easy disassembly
  • Cost effective installation (costly consignation avoided)

Result

SF6 leak remediation was a success. EMT Site Services have saved the client significant revenue and prevented SF6 leaks from entering the environment. SF6 savings for multiple clients across all projects completed to date currently stands at 1584 Kg/yr, that’s equivalent to 36,115 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide, or 4,393,148,505 smartphones charged (CO2e), or 4,063,824 gallons of car fuel (CO2e) – well done to our Site Services team, keep up the good work!

Repairs Portfolio
  • Cover /inspection plates
  • Cover plates with small bore adapter and pipework
  • GIB/tank flange
  • Complex multi flange GIB
EMT Site Services
  • High level site services working standards
  • Fully trained site services personnel
  • All works completed within the designated timeframe or less
  • 100% leak remediation record
  • The most challenging of SF6 leaking flange/asset styles fixed
Other Site Services
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See how EMT Site Services are providing reliable resources to the utilities sector

EMT Site Services use a range of technologies and solutions to deliver key environmental and financial benefits including: asset reliability, long term compliance and performance, maximum up-time and security of critical infrastructure.

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Substation B SF6 Leaking Flange Repair

Problem

SF6 substation 3x leaking GIB/GIB flanges.

Repair

Composite encapsulated leak repair – large flange, GIB/GIB straight, large resin fill. Suitable for nuclear and power plant substation installations. Adaptable to various types of flanges. Temperatures ranging from -20°C to +65°C (-4°F to +149°F).

Technology

The 3X ReflangeKit® concept is based on a composite double shell system that encapsulates the leaking flange. The first shell covers and protects the flange collecting SF6 leaks. The second shell contains specific resin. An exhaust valve allows the SF6 gas to escape during resin injection. After overnight curing of resin, the valve is closed and sealed giving a 100% seal and leak free composite repair.

 

Benefits

  • Online & under pressure installation
  • Non invasive system (no risk of resin intrusion into the flange)
  • Bolt and screw protection
  • Easy disassembly
  • Cost effective installation (costly consignation avoided)

Result

SF6 leak remediation was a success, and the flange is in service today. Another satisfied customer and another environmental win.

Repairs Portfolio
  • Cover /inspection plates
  • Cover plates with small bore adapter and pipework
  • GIB/tank flange
  • Complex multi flange GIB
EMT Site Services
  • High level site services working standards
  • Fully trained site services personnel
  • All works completed within the designated timeframe or less
  • 100% leak remediation record
  • The most challenging of SF6 leaking flange/asset styles fixed
Other Site Services
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Substation A Project 1 SF6 Leaking Flange Repair

Problem

SF6 substation 1x leaking GIB/tank flange.

Repair

Composite encapsulated leak repair – large flange, reducing shell, large resin fill. Suitable for nuclear and power plant substation installations. Adaptable to various types of flanges. Temperatures ranging from -20°C to +65°C (-4°F to +149°F).

Technology

The 3X ReflangeKit® concept is based on a composite double shell system that encapsulates the leaking flange. The first shell covers and protects the flange collecting SF6 leaks. The second shell contains specific resin. An exhaust valve allows the SF6 gas to escape during resin injection. After overnight curing of resin, the valve is closed and sealed giving a 100% seal and leak free composite repair.

 

Benefits

  • Online & under pressure installation
  • Non invasive system (no risk of resin intrusion into the flange)
  • Bolt and screw protection
  • Easy disassembly
  • Cost effective installation (costly consignation avoided)

Result

SF6 leak remediation was a success, and the flange is in service today. The client has commissioned the EMT Site Services team for further scheduled repair works.

Repairs Portfolio
  • Cover/inspection plates
  • Cover plates with small bore adapter and pipework
  • GIB–GIB straight flanges
  • Complex multi-flange GIB
EMT Site Services
  • High level site services working standards
  • Fully trained site services personnel
  • All works completed within the designated timeframe or less
  • 100% leak remediation record
  • The most challenging of SF6 leaking flange/asset styles fixed
Other Site Services

EMT’s products and services deliver a total SF6 management solution to ensure you have everything you need to keep your SF6 operations running smoothly.