The offshore industry encompasses a myriad of operations, from drilling rigs and ships to refineries. In such demanding environments, the choice of electrical switchboards is critical.
Understandably, end-users in the offshore sector therefore often prioritize flexibility, operational reliability, personal safety, and cost efficiency.
In this blog post, we will delve into how the CUBIC Modular System aligns perfectly with these demands, making it the ideal choice for offshore switchboards.
Flexibility: Adapting to Dynamic Offshore Needs
Offshore operations are dynamic, and switchboards must be able to adapt to evolving requirements. The CUBIC Modular System excels in this aspect, offering a range of modular standard parts that can be configured to meet any specific needs. Whether it’s accommodating new equipment, expanding a facility, or reconfiguring a setup, the CUBIC Modular System can be easily adjusted, ensuring that your electrical infrastructure keeps pace with your operational changes.
Imagine a drilling rig operator needs to add a new control system for enhanced safety. With the CUBIC Modular System, it’s as simple as slotting in a new module designed for the specific controls required. This flexibility minimizes downtime, keeps operations running smoothly, and allows for efficient upgrades.
Operational Reliability: A Crucial Requirement
In the offshore industry, downtime is costly and often hazardous. Switchboards must be built for robust performance under harsh conditions. CUBIC’s modular enclosures are designed with the utmost attention to quality and reliability, ensuring uninterrupted operations even in the most challenging offshore environments. They are resistant to corrosion, moisture, extreme temperatures, and earthquake tested, making them the top choice for reliability.
Consider a scenario where a drilling ship operates in a salty sea environment, exposed to constant moisture. The CUBIC Modular System’s ingress and corrosion protection ensure that the switchboard maintains peak performance, reducing the risk of electrical failures that could jeopardize the entire operation.
Personal Safety: A Non-Negotiable Priority
Ensuring personal safety is paramount in offshore industries. The CUBIC Modular System complies with the strictest safety standards, featuring innovative designs and materials to safeguard personnel. Safety features such as separation up to FORM 4 ensure optimum personal safety and provide peace of mind to both operators and maintenance crews.
When maintenance personnel need to perform routine checks on switchboards e.g., in an offshore refinery. With form 4 segregation, the personnel can safely connect and disconnect outgoing cables while the rest of the switchboard remains in operation.
Cost Efficiency: Maximizing ROI
Cost efficiency is a critical factor in any industry, and offshore operations are no exception. The CUBIC Modular System optimizes cost efficiency through its modular design. Customers can save on initial costs, as the switchboard is fitted to match the exact needs reducing the risk of oversizing. Moreover, the ease of maintenance and upgrades minimizes ongoing expenses, resulting in a higher return on investment.
Suppose an offshore supply vessel operator wishes to reduce initial equipment costs. With the CUBIC Modular System, they can start with a configuration that meets the exact needs and add modules as the vessel’s operational needs evolve. This not only reduces the upfront financial burden but also provides long-term cost savings.
In conclusion, the offshore industry’s demands for flexibility, operational reliability, personal safety, and cost efficiency are met exceptionally well by the CUBIC Modular System. Its modular design, quality construction, safety features, and cost-effective approach make it the perfect choice for offshore switchboards.