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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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Project Portfolio SF6 Leak Management Site Services

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
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Project Portfolio SF6 Leak Management Site Services

EMT provides specialist repair work for leaking SF6 assets on GIB cover plates

Application:

SF6 leak repair of flange cover plates and complex GIB/GIS fittings

  • SF6 GIS and GIB 220-400Kv flanges
  • Custom build repairs for various flange styles

Solution:

The REFLANGEKiT® double shell system encapsulates the leaking flange. The first shell, made in PVC, covers and protects the flange collecting SF6 leaks. The second, hard shell, contains specific resins. An exhaust valve allows the gas to be managed during resin injection. Following overnight curing of the resin, the valve is closed and sealed. Our composite repairs are suitable for a wide variety of flange styles from small inspection windows to cover plates and complex flange types including small bore pipework.

Benefits to the client:

Reflange kits may be installed under high pressure conditions without the need to degas the asset. With this original system, flange and bolts are protected during resin injection and disassembly, and the product can be easily removed without damage. This solution is quick and easy to fit by our skilled installers and with minimal interruption to service.

Deliverables:

  • Online and under pressure installation
  • Non-invasive system
  • Easy disassembly
  • Cost effective installation
  • Does not require power outage (subject to flange location)
  • Protects shunts, bolt heads and flange seals
  • Fast repairs at low cost
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EMT signs multi-million pound agreement with leading UK utility

The EMT Site Services team are set to deliver SF6 leak repair services across multiple sites over the coming years. On being awarded the leak management contract for one of the UK’s largest utilities, Managing Director Neil Kane commented: 

 

“This new SF6 Leak Repair contract for our Site Services division will deliver key Environmental and Financial benefits for our client as well as a solid resource and expertise for other clients having issues with SF6 Leaks within this sector.

 

With direct sales and distribution in over 80 countries around the world, we are well positioned for the challenges we are facing in the new world. EMT has a diverse and in depth portfolio for SF6 Testing, Handling and Repair technology unmatched in the industry.

 

Please contact us with your SF6 Leak issues and speak to one of our experts now.”

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SF6 Asset Health #3

Plant availability and reliability amounts to efficiency and profitability. SF6 testing is becoming a more critical enabling technology and only by providing the right test equipment at the right time can you be certain of a successful predictive maintenance decision.

EMT offer tailored site services which cater to the needs of testing personnel in the electric utilities industry, acknowledging that key to their service provision is the availability and reliability of test equipment and quality of measurement. Our Site Services team can provide a range of hire equipment to clients who have urgent or short-term instrumentation requirements, ensuring business continuity where assets must remain operational.

SF6 test equipment and personnel when you need it

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We cover shortfalls in equipment allowing you to meet customer demand for more comprehensive testing programs; larger sites with multiple test requirements; busier test periods, or as an interim measure whilst analysers may be out of commission or in re-calibration.

 

This service can also be used to acquire new test equipment without having to wait for capital equipment budget to be approved; or to upgrade/trial the latest technologies before purchasing.

 

If you are facing a staff shortage, need a larger team to meet demand, or you just need a helping hand, our Site Services team can support your SF6 testing personnel – the team are fully trained to all required standards associated with testing, analysis and topping up of compartment zones.

 

All provision is covered by our ISO9001 certification guaranteeing a great experience and ensuring EMT provide maximum support for minimum downtime.

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.