The BJ Services Company has this week announced that its Process and Pipeline Services division has significantly expanded its fleet of liquid nitrogen storage tanks in Australia and Dubai.

The new nitrogen units will boost efficiency of operations in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.

Storage of liquid nitrogen is integral to carrying out nitrogen purging, nitrogen gas stripping and nitrogen helium leak detection services both onshore and offshore for production platforms, FPSOs, petrochemical plants, refineries, power generation plants and pump stations.

Enhancing services in Australia, BJ Services recently purchased 16 new tanks, valued at around $1.2m, in Perth. The tanks are used to support commissioning service contracts for several major clients currently operating in Australia, and have already carried out a variety of services on Australia’s North West Shelf.

Each tank can store up to 2,000 gallons of liquid nitrogen, and function safely in pressures ranging between 3 to 16 barg. BJ has ensured that each tank is fully accredited and registered in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996, of the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection of the Government of Western Australia.

The additional nitrogen tanks increase BJ’s fleet in Australia to 41 units, making it one of the largest in Australia.

“The addition of these new nitrogen tanks nearly doubles the size of our fleet, meaning that our customers can rest assured their assets will receive superior pre-commissioning services, as and when required,” said Lindsay Link, General Manager of Process and Pipeline Services for BJ Services Company.

BJ Services has also designed new equipment to support pipeline services operations in Australia.

Two new Pacemaker® triplex pumps were custom-built to carry out pipeline hydrotesting while in addition, two new flooding pumps were designed and built to carry out pipeline flooding operations in the region.