Trelleborg’s offshore operation will showcase its latest developments in subsea solutions at the Oil and Gas Asia Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Located on stand 8015, the organization will showcase a number of its flowline protection solutions, including its T-Strake, an innovative new vortex induced vibration (VIV) system. In addition, it will present its subsea flow control solutions including its entire line of high performance Vikotherm™ insulation materials.
Business Development Manager within Trelleborg Offshore, Ajan Das, commented: “In increasingly rougher seas, pipelines unsupported over free spans are prone to VIV fatigue and this is a growing concern. VIV can lead to serious issues such as pipe girth weld failure or premature pipe malfunction. As a result, Trelleborg designed T-Strake flowline protection to suppress the effects of these vibrations on pipes, avoiding damage and downtime.
“Similarly, our Vikotherm™ insulation range ensures superior joint strength, reduced thermal conductivity and increased heat capacity, as well as flexibility and resistance to the hydrostatic collapse down to more than 3,000 meters. As environments offshore grow harsher and exploration goes deeper, the need for thermal insulation solutions to perform in these extreme environments becomes increasingly more important.”
Trelleborg’s T-Strake features a unique modular design enabling more efficient transportation and installation. The innovative manufacturing process for T-Strake means they can be produced up to six times faster than systems manufactured using traditional techniques, ensuring shorter lead times.
Vikotherm™ S1 is made from non-syntactic silicone and can be cured at room temperature without exposure to air, making it resistant to cracking and shrinking. Vikotherm™ R2 offers improved elasticity, as well as enhanced process and manufacturing flexibility. Using Trelleborg’s Mobile Production Unit (MPU), the system can be applied on site, anywhere around the world.
These products will be available to view on Trelleborg’s stand and representatives will be available to discuss the company’s mobile coating facility that can carry out onsite installation of corrosion protection, thermal insulation and passive fire protection. It can be mobilized in a short time frame and transported all over the world, allowing customers the freedom of choice when protecting their subsea architecture.