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Stacking Care

Take care of your rigs and vessels

When rigs or vessels are stacked, the electrical system is often completely powered off. This stage leads to a special situation for ABB installed equipment onboard, and preservation and maintenance with care is needed.

ABB Stacking care – preservation, lay-up & reactivation services

ABB has developed various programs for stacking care depending on rig or vessel status (no power available, generator power available, shore power available, etc).

As an OEM, ABB will provide comprehensive programs that monitor the equipment 24/7 to ensure correct storage care is being delivered. Which may also prove valuable in the future should warranty issues arise.

If preservation and lay-up maintenance is performed by the customer, ABB will support with identifying the work scope for reinstatement. ABB secures safe, reliable planning and execution of the reinstatement process to ensure your rigs and vessels are back in operation fast and cost efficiently

Stacking Care phases


ABB will support our customers to ensure that the ABB installed equipment is kept in good working condition and contribute significantly to reduce future start-up cost. When planning of start-up scope, ABB will review the total picture, which can include postponed regular maintenance, re-classification, retrofit solution or other extended work scope by customer demands.
Preservation
Lay-Up Maintenance
Reactivation

All ABB equipment will be preserved for long or short time shut down. Water will be drained, batteries disconnected and monitoring equipment will be installed.

In the lay-Up Phase the ABB equipment will be remote monitored via ABB RDS and visually inspected once every month.

Preservation procedures will be reversed and all ABB Equipment will be prepared for start-up.

ABB Reactivation Care

When planning a reactivation, ABB will review the total picture which can include:

Postponed regular maintenance, re-classification, retrofit solution or other extended work scope by customer demands.

If preservation and lay-up maintenance is performed by customer, ABB will support with identifying work scope for reactivation.

ABB secure safe-, reliable planning and execution of the reactivation process and help our customer to get your rigs and vessels back in operation fast and cost efficiently.

Advisory
Supervision
Execution
Classification
Level 1

Prepare procedures and check-lists.
Provide technical support from office during reactivation process.
Review field reports/test results.
Consultation services based on the results .

Level 2

Prepare procedures and check-lists.
Supervise work.
Provide qualified ABB resources for supervision.
Document work performed.
Review field reports/test results.
Consultation services based on the results.

Level 3

Prepare procedures and check-lists.
Execute reactivation work with qualified ABB resources.
Re-commissioning and integrated services.
Perform tests and measurement of equipment covered.
Document work performed.
Review field reports/test results.
Consultation services based on the results.

Level 4

Execution package and the following:
Professional evaluation of the outstanding maintenance.
Survey customers onboard spare parts.
Attend FMEA & sea-trials.
Submit ABB life-cycle status report of equipment.
Generate baseline report.

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Contact us

Please contact ABB if you need more information or guidance to care and preserve equipment during stacking of rigs or vessels.

Sigurd Korsnes

Product Manager, Stacking Care
Telephone: +47 22 87 20 79
Mobile: + 47 99 63 94 73
E-mail: sigurd.korsnes [a] no.abb.com

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