Our R&D team gets involved in the earliest stage of Oil & Gas projects in order to cooperate with our customers in defining the most appropriate technical solutions for the targeted application and design life.
Laboratories are dedicated to materials and product development as well as control of chemical compositions in order to guarantee a high quality standard throughout the chain. Mechanical and chemical testing are performed to determine material behavior laws, establish ageing models for realistic service conditions as well as fatigue performances which are critical in order to accurately assess hose fatigue in highly demanding environments. Using these material characteristics and based on our expertise, high fidelity finite element models (FEM) can be created for each specific hose construction.This permits us to render the exact hose behavior under complex load combinations and compute strains and stresses in any rubber layer or internal reinforcement. Global configuration study and fatigue analysis can therefore be performed in a dedicated hydrodynamic software using the hose properties derived from the hose local FEM. All of these design tools and methodologies have been extensively checked and validated through full scale static, dynamic and fatigue tests.
Thanks to a local presence in most countries, Trelleborg Fluid Handling Solutions specialists can provide the solution you need - no matter where you are.