HVAC systems found on offshore facilities work in the most challenging marine environments there are. From the freezing cold winter of the North Sea to the hot, humid summers of the Gulf of Mexico, HVAC systems are an essential part of keeping the crew comfortable and the facility operating smoothly. When HVAC systems go down, they not only become an inconvenience but can even become a health risk if extreme weather conditions happen. Given the harsh marine environment that offshore facilities and vessels operate in, there is no way to completely stop HVAC issues from occurring. Still, their frequency and severity can be greatly reduced with routine maintenance.
Specialist Services RedGuard's operations team has provided maintenance and service support to offshore facilities around the world.
Like most problems in life, catching issues while they are small is much easier and less costly to fix than when they become significant. This holds especially true for HVAC systems working on offshore facilities.
Performing routine maintenance on an HVAC system provides two cost-saving benefits. First, it reduces costly service calls by sending the service technician to ride with a supply run or scheduled crew boat so that the facility doesn't need to pay for expensive transportation for just one person. Second, catching issues before they become major problems extends the working life of the HVAC system and cuts down on needing to replace units outright.
When Specialist Services RedGuard service technicians perform routine maintenance of HVAC systems, they follow a checklist of six items that ensure the system is in working order and ready to keep the crew comfortable.
After the routine maintenance has been completed, the service technician will then provide a maintenance schedule that, if followed, will help in extending the functioning life of the HVAC system.
Performing routine maintenance on HVAC systems working on an offshore facility saves money in the long run. Through regular maintenance, the systems will perform better, and the life of the unit will be extended. It also cuts out costly unscheduled service calls and the need to replace units prematurely. An additional bonus to having this routine maintenance performed is that if the technician is skilled in multiple areas, like Specialist Services RedGuard technicians are, they can perform additional checks. This includes services such as a facility survey where they look for anything that needs attention, like door gaskets closures, electrical components, and interior/exterior architectural repairs. They can also provide insight on any regulatory inspections that may be needed.
If you are experiencing issues with your offshore HVAC systems or would like to set up a routine maintenance schedule with a Specialist Services RedGuard technician, please contact us today. If you'd like to read about more ways to keep your offshore facility running smoothly, check out our article: 7 Tips for Offshore Facilities Maintenance