Air Liquide has revealed the Quad+ on the first day of the Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition 2015.
Put simply the Quad+ is a groundbreaking technology in gas cylinder quads that will bring significant benefits to the offshore market for well services, construction and diving sectors of the oil and gas industry worldwide.
Quad+ will significantly reduce logistics costs, maximize deck space and improve the efficiency of operations due to a number of technical developments that will deliver an increased volume of gas with up to twice the capacity of current quads supplied in the industry and a much faster decant speed.
The Quad+ structure has been built to the same size footprint as existing quads, but completely redesigned using materials that will minimize corrosion in an offshore environment. Its modern design is user-friendly with an easy-to-handle ‘on/off’ lever and clearly labeled user panel. GPS technology can also be rolled out with Quad+ linked to an easily accessible track and trace web portal.
Safety is critical and Quad+ is compliant with a number of certifications that go beyond industry regulatory requirements. Among a number of safety features it includes shock-resistant design, immediate gas cut off and a built-in pressure reducer.
On the company’s website dedicated to Quad+, it says, “Some may ask what is a ‘quad’ (also a bundle) exactly. Simply put, it is a compact equipment used to store a set of interconnected cylinders and distribute the gas they contain in a safe and efficient way.”