Mohammad, Fadhila (2007) DESIGNING SOLAR POWER SYSTEM FOR OFFSHORE PLATFORM. [Final Year Project] (Unpublished)

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A solar power system is designed for offshore platform in order to supply power to
DC loads such as emergency lighting, VHF radio, remote terminal unit, well head
control panel, multiphase flow meter, fire and gas panel, marine lantern, and fog horn
system. In this project, the main objective is to design, analyze and sizing the solar
power system for DC loads at offshore platform. This project will be beneficial for oil
and gas industries in installing their offshore platform because by using the solar
power system, they can actually reduce the cost of the project in terms of supplying
the DC power. A study concerning the economics of solar versus generators as a
choice of power was conducted. The study considers all costs involved: modules,
mounting structure, pumps, miscellaneous components, installation, operation,
maintenance, yearly inspection, component replacement and salvagevalue. The study
concludes that, the use of solar power is more reliable in terms of cost and minimum
environment impact. The solar power system will be installed at a new rriinimum
facilities wellhead platform. A common perception about solar energy is that it is
expensive, but it is just the installation cost that is quite higher compared to others
power supply. Foran investment thatwill last for twenty years or more, solar power
systems are very cost effective. There is almost no running cost and the replacement
costs of some equipments such as batteries only occurs once in every fewyears. The
concern is not only in solar panel, but includes battery storage system. The project is
completed bydesigning, choosing, calculating and verifying the designed systems.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Engineering > Electrical and Electronic
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2013 14:46
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:45

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