Trelleborg Showcases Innovative Technologies at ONS 2016
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will showcase its XploR™ V9T82 fluoroelastomer (FKM) and SealWeldingTM technology while Trelleborg’s offshore operation will give visitors a first-hand look at their Tri-Strakes, thermal insulation materials and passive fire protection solutions at ONS 2016, which takes place across four days from August 29.
Trelleborg aims to highlight some of the ways in which attendees can lower project costs through collaboration and innovation, optimize productivity and retain competitiveness as barrel prices recover.
XploR™ V9T82 reduces costs
David Brown, Global Director Lead Group - Oil and Gas at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “We are extremely excited and proud to be showcasing XploR™ V9T82, which has been engineered to maintain excellent sealing function capability at very low temperatures while subjected to high pressure conditions.
“Now that the product has been approved to ISO 23936 standard, we are confident that oil operators contending with extreme conditions will be able reduce operator costs without the need to use higher cost solutions and pre-heated equipment.”
The XploR™ V9T82 operates from -48°C to +200°C / -54°F to +392°F with short excursions to 210°C / +410°F.
The low Tg values allow the materials to remain elastic under pressure at much lower temperatures than standard grades.
SealWelding™ reduces downtime
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions SealWelding™ technology allows seals to be welded in-situ on Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) platforms, eliminating the need for the vessel to disconnect and return to shore.
The technology massively reduces the downtime and associated costs that come from maintaining an FPSO swivel stack.