Trelleborg Develops Buoyant Cable and Flowline Protection

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has launched Buoyant Uraduct, a protection system for subsea cables, umbilicals, flowlines and hoses.

Based on the original Uraduct design, Buoyant Uraduct is designed to protect cables from abrasion and impact.

The protection system reduces the crush risk at crossing locations by reducing the overall weight of a subsea cable. Made from buoyant materials, the protection system also minimizes drag and lift, avoiding possible stability issues, the company explains.

Robert Knowles, design engineer with Trelleborg’s offshore operation, states: “As the global requirement for data and product transfer increases, so does the demand for advanced cable and flowline protection. When these vital lines cross each other on the seafloor, there is a potential risk of damage to the previously laid power cables or flowlines.

“To create peace of mind in this situation, we took a look at how we could update our renowned Uraduct protection system to help reduce these risk. The solution we came up with was a buoyant protection system which would not only protect cables from abrasion and impact, it would also reduce the excess weight of a subsea cable so that it will not crush other lines at crossing locations.”

 

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Dec 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition

The theme for this conference is “Building on Today’s Efficiencies for Tomorrow’s Market.” This will be the basis for the technical agenda…

read more >

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018

WFES will also hold its annual conference, which sees international government and business experts come together to discuss critical global…

read more >

HYPACK 2018

This training event will offer instruction on the newest features of HYPACK® 2018 as well as comprehensive training for both novice…

read more >

8th Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power Summit

The Myanmar Oil and Gas Summit is the longest established Oil & Gas event in Myanmar. Every year the event is attended by government…

read more >