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Unique bend restrictor earns API 17L1 certification

Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Skelmersdale in the U.K. has been certified for the design of its Bend Restrictor Reaction Flange under the American Petroleum Institute’s specification for flexible pipe ancillary equipment (API 17L1 Ed. 1 2013). Having acquired the design review certification for the standard bend restrictor element in 2016, Trelleborg’s complete bend restrictor product is now API 17L1 certified.

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Collaboration leads to first Distributed Buoyancy Module for installation by ROV

To meet customer demands, Trelleborg’s offshore operation collaborated with SubC Partner to design, manufacture and test a Distributed Buoyancy Module (DBM) for installation by a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) on to an FPSO’s 12 inch production riser in a steep wave configuration. By having an ROV installable DBM, Trelleborg and SubC Partner were able to successfully execute a world first offshore project, which succeeded in replacing buoyancy modules on a live riser, without shutting oil production.

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Largest ever Victrex Peek-based structure designed to deliver subsea pumping relability in extreme subsea oil & gas operations

m-pipe Subsea Intervention Line – The longest VICTREX PEEK-based solution developed by Magma and Victrex

To reduce exploration and production costs and risks in subsea oil and gas systems, Magma Global Limited has developed flexible m-pipe technology. Their latest lightweight continuous pipe is both the largest and longest Victrex PEEK-based structure ever, achieved with the support and expertise of Victrex. It can be deployed to depths of 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) and handle pressures of up to 15 ksi (103MPa). The composite pipe combines PEEK, high-grade carbon fibre and S-2 Glass fibres to form a reliable subsea intervention line that meets the demand for a hydraulic pumping system that can handle high pressures and high flow rates.

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Trelleborg identifies sealing materials to extend seal life in high fire risk oil & gas hydraulic applications

Alternative sealing materials, such as Zurcon Z80 and in particular Zurcon Z13 could offer better wear resistance and extended life in HFC fluids.

Due to the different chemical makeup of HFC and HLP fluids, sealing materials proven and traditionally used with HLP fluids, though effective in HFC applications, do not necessarily provide effective performance or length of life in HFCmedia. In tests, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has identified sealing materials that offer extended life in HFC applications.

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LNG transfer hose by Trelleborg receives key accreditation

Trelleborg has been awarded the prestigious EN1474-2 accreditation after developing a hose design for use in the transfer of LNG between floating terminals and carriers.

Trelleborg’s fluid handling operation, which supplies flexible bonded hoses for the crude oil, chemicals and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) offshore industries, has been awarded the prestigious EN1474-2 accreditation following the development of a revolutionary hose design for use in the transfer of LNG between floating terminals and carriers. It is the first product of its kind in the world to receive this accreditation.

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OTC Asia signals optimism within the oil and gas industry

The Honourable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysian Prime Minister at Opening Ceremony in  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 22,  2016.

The Offshore Technology Conference Asia (OTC Asia) 2016 was launched in Kuala Lumpur, with‎ over 15,000 participants, sponsors and exhibitors from over 65 countries already registered as of opening day to take part in this four day event.

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‘Eyes in the sky’ technology opens the way to rapid, safe and repeatable inspections

UAS inspecting a floating structure. – Credit Sky Futures

New guidance approach supports industry in the safe and effective deployment of next generation drone and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology that can significantly improve productivity gains through reducing risk exposure, survey times and in-service inspection costs of offshore, marine and onshore infrastructure.

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Trelleborg launches innovative subsea vibration suppression system

The Tri-Strake Combi are a high quality, cost-effective VIV suppression system.

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has launched an innovative new vortex-induced vibration (VIV) suppression system. The Tri-Strake Combi, developed to complement the high performance S-Lay capable Tri-Strake Stinger system and the cost effective Tri-Strake Lite system, not only eases installation but provides added resilience and load bearing capacity, including stinger installation loads.

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Trelleborg receives ISO 29001 oil & gas accreditation

The oil and gas industry is by nature one of the most challenging environments in the world, so a high level of business integrity is critical to safely keep operations up and running. As a result of its commitment to continuous improvement in the industry, Trelleborg’s offshore operation in England has been awarded an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) / Technical Specification (TS) 29001:2011 certification.

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