Wellhead Control Panels (WHCPs) are also known as Shutdown Panels (SDP) Emergency Shutdown Systems (ESD) Hydraulic Safety Shutdown System (HSSS).
These are fail safe shutdown systems which have pneumatic/hydraulic/electric components; WHCPs can also be integrated with PLC/ RTU/ SCADA. WHCPs are standalone control systems as well as an interface between the plant control and the wellhead safety system.
WHCPs are used for monitoring, controlling (Remote/Local) and safe shutdown of Subsurface Controlled Safety Valves (SCSSV), Surface Safety Valves (SSV), and other wellhead safety valves (Choke, ESD, HIPPS) in oil & gas production fields to ensure safe operation of unattended wells/platforms.
WHCPs may have multiple applications, which include, but are not limited to
- Safe and Sequential Operation of Wellhead Valves (SCSSV/SSV/Wing Etc.)
- Emergency and Fire Shutdown
- Safe Operation of Riser Valves
- Flow line Pressure control
- Well Test Operation
- HIPPS /ESD/ Choke Valve Control
- Partial Stroking
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