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Case study: Launch & Recovery Systems
within offshore oil and gas
The offshore industry is beset by challenges, harsh
environment, weight penalties, and difficult maintenance situations.
The introduction of Engineered Polymers can
deliver significant performance advantages and lifetime cost savings over conventional metallic components.
Example: Launch and Recovery Systems are
placed on a vessel deck exposed to the elements. Following are three specific applications to demonstrate advantages of using Nylacast’s engineering solutions.
Taking advantage of low mass, Nylacast sheaves deliver load capacity similar to
conventional metal sheves without the need to paint or to protect from corrosion.
A typical Nylacast sheave will weigh less than half an equivalent metal sheave.
Lower mass sheaves lead to less load on the A frame and increased lifting capacity.
Working with Nylacast to reduce maintenance costs has lead to the use of Nyla-cast
Nylube for wear pads and sliding bearings. With a bearing life 25-times that of phosphor bronze, Nylube delivers class leading low friction, reduced friction, and significant reduction in maintenance costs.
Focusing on the critical natural of rope spooling, Nylacast has a unique solution for
the consistent and effective layering of rope. Nylacast spooling shell is an excellent
low mass alternative to conventional steel shells — with benefit of easier installation
lower weight, and no requirements to apply any anticorrosion treatment.
Find out more about Nylacast Engineered Solutions:
Nylacast: Leicester UK — Nylacast.com/Offshore / Offshore@Nylacast.com
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Stray voltage monitoring keeps oil and gas
workers protected during perforating tasks
PM305 stray voltage monitoring systems are upgraded to provide critical well perforation worker protection — monitoring stray potentials of up to 1 v, ground integrity,
and stray current.
Updated systems monitor and alarm for hazards that can cause perforation guns to
misfire. They have two potential ranges that cause alarms to trigger, depending upon
perforation gun used.
PM305 also incorporates radio frequency detection. Using an accompanying antenna, it monitors signals as small as 1-nonowatt and identifies the band of frequency
that has created the stray signal. This aids perforation teams in identifying the device
creating the potential hazard.
Intertek: United Kingdom & Houston TX
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Soft seated needle valves
Leak-free and bubbletight shutoff of such aggressive
media as crude oil or natural gas is delivered by a line
of soft seated needle valves and manifolds.
In a variety of connections and materials, models are matched as to sealing materials for a specific application’s safe, reliable operation. The plastic compensates for
irregularities on the sealing surfaces. Seals are easily replaced to prolong valve life in
aggressive or dirty process media including raw natural gas.
This manfacturer also offers block and bleed manifolds for ultrasonic flow meter
applications. They attach directly to measuring instruments via flange or threaded
connection to minimize measurement errors or leaks.
AS-Schneider: Nordheim Germany
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