Our Module Bearings (MB) for FPSO/FLNG is a solution suitable for any application where heavy loads need to be controlled, dampened, or protected. MB are laminated rubber bearings that are installed between the hull stools and their modules on the vessel. They are used to accommodate axial, shear, and rotational movements, playing a big role in relieving load movement or noise reduction.
Advanced modeling techniques such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are used to predict stress versus strain characteristics and study the fatigue life of our bearings.
Our flexible rubber bearings are designed and manufactured to meet individual project requirements, providing flexible support points used in structures to handle vertical, horizontal, or rotation loads. The result is an elastic link between solid structures, which reduces material fatigue, distributes the load, and dampens vibration. layers of rubber and steel are vulcanized together to form these bearings.
MBs can carry very large loads while also providing flexibility. The bearings are often steel-lined and are designed to accommodate axial motions, as well as the displacement and rotational movements in many different designs.
A variety of high to medium load bearings can be manufactured to suit all specifications. Our MBs are commonly used in offshore oil and gas industries - particularly in ships such as FPSOs and FLNGs production and storage units. Our MBs provide the necessary vibration isolation for the processing modules on these vessels and with our specially formulated elastomer compound, it has resistance to oil-based process liquids.