Trelleborg Wins Oil & Gas Engineering Product of the Year Gold Award
Jonathan Fox, Senior Product Development Engineer with Trelleborg’s offshore operation states: “We are honored to receive the Product of the Year Gold Award for our innovative Standardized Buoyancy Modules, which is specifically developed to reduce lead times for customers. It is especially gratifying knowing that the readers of Oil & Gas Engineering magazine voted our innovation as the best oil and gas solution submitted this year.”
Trelleborg’s Standardized Buoyancy Module (SBM) is a modular redesign of the Distributed Buoyancy Module (DBM). The SBM allows smaller elements to be stacked together, enabling customized uplift requirements as specified for each project. The modular-buoyancy segments are designed to mechanically lock around the clamp, securely attaching the assembly to the desired location on the riser. The SBM can be adjusted to operate in seawater depths from surface to 2,500 meters by selecting the appropriate qualified buoyancy system. The design includes synthetic feet to the bottom of the finished assembly to prevent handling damage and reduce vessel installation time.
While a dedication to excellence is something the gold, silver, and bronze winners have in common, their solutions reflect the wide scope of technologies and many critical functions pertaining to the oil and gas industry. The 2017 Product of the Year awards will be presented to the winners at the 2018 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner on Monday, April 16, 2018.
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