Trelleborg will exhibit its range of innovative offshore solutions at Offshore Technology Days (OTD) in Stavanger, Norway, in hall B on stand 2708. Products that are designed with quality, performance and efficiency front of mind will be on show, including suction hoses, passive fire protection, and sealing solutions.
Pushing the Boundaries
Trelleborg is once again meeting future requirements with the launch of a dedicated seawater intake hose engineered specifically to meet the unique requirements of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) extraction facilities.
Vincent Lagarrigue, Director at Trelleborg’s oil & marine hoses operation, explains: "FLNGs offer the potential to effectively extract vast amounts of LNG for industrial and domestic use, but to do that - and ensure the LNG is transported as cost-efficiently as possible - effective cooling is crucial. This means using very cold seawater, which is extracted from greater depths and pumped in higher volumes. Our Swiline solution draws on proven proprietary Trelleborg technology to deliver a guaranteed solution in even the most demanding conditions. In addition, the new technology has the potential to significantly optimize the topside architecture on FPSOs by collecting cool water up to 1,000m/ 3,280ft below sea level."
Improving Fire Safety
As the offshore oil and gas industry continues to push the limits, improving fire safety is becoming an ever greater critical element, resulting in a growing need for higher performance solutions that are guaranteed to perform in extreme environments.
Torbjorn Pettersen, Sales Manager for Trelleborg’s offshore operation, states: “Our range of passive fire protection solutions are manufactured using our Firestop technology. The main purpose of this technology is to protect personnel and equipment by minimizing fire escalation. It provides time to evacuate people, close down critical equipment and for responders to gain control of the fire. We are dedicated to protecting people, structures and equipment in the most severe fire scenarios.”
Trelleborg will also announce the introduction of three technically advanced perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) compounds for oil & gas applications. Developed to be compatible with virtually all chemical media and over the widest temperature range possible, the newest Isolast® formulations provide real benefits and cost advantages with optimum sealing reliability and extending service life.
Chris Busby, Isolast® Product Manager at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “Trelleborg is exceptional at solving complex challenges for its customers as demonstrated by its newest innovation of Isolast® FFKM compounds that surpass traditional thermal, chemical and high temperature steam resistant limitations. Trelleborg has built its reputation on listening to customers and delivering advanced engineering, high quality, performance and safety.”
In addition, with safety a priority Trelleborg delivers many grades of materials that are compliant with international industry standards and have been subjected to comprehensive third-party testing. Qualified materials range from elastomers to PEEK- and PTFE-based compounds complying with specifications including NORSOK M-710, ISO 23936-2, ISO 10423/API 6A Annex F.188.8.131.52 and Total GS EP PVV 142. Test data for over 30 of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions best-in-class materials for the oil and gas market can also be found online at its dedicated microsite, www.oilandgas-seals.com.
Offshore Technology Days 2017
OTD is a meeting place created by and for the Norwegian Offshore Suppliers. Here you can meet all the players in the business in one place, from the big majors to the smaller niche companies, as well as enjoying the very special OTD spirit.