The complete assembly of the MPD Choke Manifold is integrated with a Coriolis flow meter for early kick detection or any other flow variation and is installed in an approved skid and crash frame with a lifting sling set and fork lift pockets. It includes an integrated, explosion-proof instrumentation distribution system.
Within a predetermined operating window, the MPD Automatic Choke uses a set of two CORTEC model CX-3 worm-gear that allows fine incremental flow control adjustments and is controlled by a PLC system to maintain the selected set point pressure. The HMI interface panel for operator input of required settings display the control system input and output parameters.
The MPD Automatic Choke Control System is activated by a software empowered by SafeKick, which is designed to automatically control the electrical chokes to accurately maintain, either independently or in parallel, a pre-determined upstream set point pressure using very user-friendly touch screen interface options during MPD drilling operations.