Drilling platform

Drilling platform

For challenging conditions

Our solutions for drilling platforms combine maritime certification and technology for the Ex area.

Drilling platforms combine maritime requirements with technological requirements for the Ex area. Automation systems must be able to process signals from the Ex area and be certified according to GL, DNV or ABS. This makes demands on the systematic design of a solution as well as the robustness of the components used.

With many years of experience in the offshore industry and a wide range of maritime and Ex i technology, Phoenix Contact is an expert partner for high-performance solutions on drilling platforms.

Your advantages

  • Reliable protection against surge voltages with a wide range of arrester solutions
  • Efficient motor management for power generation, thanks to I/O systems for CAN bus
  • Failsafe fire extinguishing systems with redundant automation systems

Power generation

Diesel generator on a ship  

Solutions for power generation on the platform in line with requirements

Monitor the energy requirement on the platform and connect additional diesel generators as required. With a modular control and I/O system and CAN connection, you can implement a power management solution where energy supply on the platform is always in line with requirements.

The modular design of the system allows the solution to be extended at any time.

Surge protection

Offshore oil rig during a storm  

Protection of offshore oil rigs against lightning strikes

The high towers of a drilling platform, including the derrick, are at risk from lightning strikes. The complex technology for driving the drilling pipe must be protected against damage from surge voltages at all times.

Phoenix Contact offers high-performance solutions for surge protection based on POWERTRAB and FLASHTRAB arrester devices.

Fire extinguishing systems

Supply vessel  

Monitor fire extinguishing systems on supply vessels

With a redundantly designed automation solution consisting of a control and monitoring system, you can always keep an eye on the function of the fire extinguishing system.

Using flow monitors, you are able to precisely check that all lines are supplied with water. This enables a fast response in the event of an emergency.

Redundant system design for essential services

Failsafe performance is ensured by two controllers, on which applicative software redundancy is installed.

The pump unit controls the water supply. Connection to the platform network for system-wide alarms is possible at any time via numerous interfaces.

Topology: redundant system design for essential services  

A redundant system design ensures maximum availability of essential services


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