Orbital welding for laboratory

On my site-visit to our laboratory furniture factory in Turkey, one of our top engineers showed me the orbital welding process we use in laboratories. Orbital Welding for laboratory is mandatory when using high purity gasses, quality standards are high and leakages in Gas network are strictly prohibited. Since you have No maintenance, the Total Cost of Ownership is Lower.

The main advantages of Orbital welding are:
1. Safest Connections with fewer potential leaks
2. Eliminate threaded and mechanical joints that are costly due to maintenance and replacement cost
3. Increased safety
4. Superior weld quality and consistency from 1st till last weld

Do you want to know more? Please contact us directly


Enlab International 5 years

enlint-5-year-option-2aEnlab International has already been about for 5 years now; that calls for a celebration! Think of a funny/fitting slogan and/or quote and the best 3 will be rewarded with a great prize! The winner will win a tablet, the runner up a power bank and the number three will win a goodie bag. We can’t wait to see and read all your creations! Send your slogan and/or quote (in English or Dutch) before March 1st 2017 to info@enlabinternational.com. We will announce the results on our website. The winners will be notified in person. There will be no further correspondence regarding the results of this contest.

New innovative laboratory furniture design being drafted

Our laboratory furniture hasn’t really changed for quite some time. In laboratories all over the world our furniture has been used for many years and it still serves its purpose very well. During the many conversations with our (potential) clients we have been presented with great ideas and requests. We obviously want to put these to great use. This is why we have been very busy developing a new line and implementing several innovations to the design…
newfurnitureThe first phase has now been completed and a mock-up is ready.
During the next stages we will be developing it further until we get to the point where we can start creating a prototype.
We will get back on this subject once we are able to release more information.

Prelude biggest ship in the world though isnt’ exactly a ship

It’s called Prelude, and it’s bigger than big. More than 530 yards long and 80 yards wide, it was constructed with 260,000 metric tons of steel, more than was used in the entire original World Trade Center complex, and it’s expected to displace 600,000 metric tons of water, or as much as six aircraft carriers. Even the paint job is huge: Most big vessels dry-dock every five years for a new coat, but Prelude’s paint is supposed to last 25 years. It will produce more natural gas than Hong Kong needs in a year. And it’s so big that you can’t really photograph it, at least not all at once. The photographer Stephen Mallon spent two days on cranes, one fore and one aft, taking more than a thousand pictures. Later, editing software was used to stitch hundreds of them together to create the composite image you see here.

What makes this giant liquefied-natural-gas enterprise feasible, paradoxically enough, is the miniaturization its construction represents. It’s much smaller than landlocked equivalents — imagine shrinking your local refinery until it fits on a barge. Shell Oil, which has the biggest stake in the project, describes Prelude as more environmentally friendly than an onshore site. There are no estuaries under threat, no shorelines to run pipe across and reduced risks to population centers, given the explosiveness of natural gas. And it is designed to ride out extreme weather, thanks to three giant 6,700-horsepower thrusters that can turn it into the wind and waves. “These are the things that the naval architects had to worry through,” says Robert Bea, co-founder of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, at the University of California, Berkeley. “It works like a big-ass weather vane.”

Prelude is not a ship or a boat: The Shell executives refer to their longer-than-the-Empire-State-Building-is-tall contraption as a facility. “Prelude F.L.N.G.,” they might say, is “the largest offshore floating facility ever built.” (F.L.N.G. stands for floating liquefied natural gas.) Then again, even the executives slip up once in a while and call it a ship, because the Prelude does in fact move, just a little, when it has to. In the finished sketches, it looks like a gigantic unfinished cruise ship, a 30-story Carnival Cruise Lines boat, built with an Erector set.

Right now it is under construction in a South Korean shipyard on Geoje, the island where Samsung Heavy Industries makes large ships and drilling platforms. Prelude is designed to take advantage of inaccessible or “stranded” natural-gas deposits, stranded because until recently they cost too much to make their capture worthwhile. In North Dakota, for example, most natural gas released from oil drilling is burned off because of infrastructural limitations and the expense of recovering it. “A project like this wasn’t an economical prospect for decades, but now things are changing,” says Francis O’Sullivan, the director of research at M.I.T.’s Energy Initiative. Owing to shifts in oil prices and a change in the climate of energy arbitrage, a vast amount of usable natural gas — an estimated three trillion cubic feet of it — is now profitable and waiting to be tapped within an area called Browse Basin, under the Indian Ocean, roughly 125 miles northwest of Australia. That’s where Prelude will soon be towed, then fixed to what “The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf” describes as “the relatively featureless sedimentary sea floor plains.”

For anchors, Prelude uses four groups of mooring chains, each link of which is more than three feet long and was cast in the Basque region of Spain. On the days Prelude was photographed, the turret, which will be as big as the Statue of Liberty, had not been installed yet. It will go underneath the circular aperture, visible at the far right of the last image, and be the point through which the natural gas will be piped up into the facility and around which Prelude will rotate on the water. In the shipyard, this spot is known as the moon pool.

For pictures and the original article click here

Shell Prelude Project FLNG in numbers

Longer than four soccer fields and displacing six times much water as the largest aircraft carrier, the FLNG facility will be the biggest floating production facility in the world.

>600 engineers worked on the facility’s design options

>200 km (125 miles) is the distance from the Prelude field to the nearest land

4 soccer fields, laid end to end, would be shorter than the facility’s deck

175 Olympic-sized swimming pools could hold the same amount of liquid as the facility’s storage tanks

6,700 horsepower thrusters will be used to position the facility

50 million litres of cold water will be drawn from the ocean every hour to help cool the natural gas

6 of the largest aircraft carriers would displace the same amount of water as the facility

93 metres (305 feet) is the height of the turret that runs through the facility, secured to the seabed by mooring lines

-162° Celsius (-260°F) is the temperature at which natural gas turns into LNG

1/600 is the factor by which a volume of natural gas shrinks when it is turned into LNG

117% of Hong Kong’s annual natural gas demand could be met by the facility’s annual LNG production

20-25 years is the time the Prelude FLNG facility will stay at the location to develop gas fields

prelude comparison

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Prelude – Built to last

Update on one of the project’s (Shell Prelude Floating LNG Project) we are involved in. From five star living in one of the most remote locations on the planet, to paint that will last 25 years at sea. Not only is Shell’s Prelude FLNG team building one of the largest floating structures ever seen, but they are also taking the energy industry to a whole new level of innovation.

To see the video on the progress:

Shell’s Prelude FLNG

We are proud to be part of this project.