What Does Power Pack Mean?
A power pack is a compact self-contained unit with a control system that is used in the oil and gas industry to provide hydraulic power supply for offshore applications. The power pack is powered by a diesel engine that provides an independent power supply for the hydraulic pump and control systems. Many activities in the oil and gas industry are powered by hydraulics such as slickline units, coiled tubing units and snubbing units.
A power pack is also known as a hydraulic power pack or hydraulic power unit (HPU).
Trenchlesspedia Explains Power Pack
A power pack converts the movement of fluid into mechanical force. Its function is to pressurize fluid to perform heavy-duty tasks related to offshore oil and gas operations. Since the fluid cannot be compressed, the pressure pushes the fluid and it does its designated work such as moving a piston.
A power pack consists of components including
- Air filter.
- Air gauge.
- On /off valve.
- Hydraulic pressure gauge.
The hydraulic power generated by a power pack is used to drive the drum at the winch. This allows the winch’s speed, power and rotation to be controlled using valves in the control system.