Trelleborg unveils new digitised pipeline protection products

industry 2632179 640Swedish company Trelleborg’s offshore operation has unveiled its new digitised monitoring technology for pipeline protection ancillaries

This new digitised monitoring technology provides insight through integrated electronic sensors, that can communicate directly via a user-friendly ‘digital technician’ app, giving access to pre- and post- dive data, as well as on-the-spot installation guides, product information and training support.

By reliably monitoring and quantifying riser and pipeline stress and strain, the solution provides continuous performance modelling capabilities to support product life extension, realising value and carbon reduction opportunities through design and operational efficiency.

Austin Harbison, innovation manager for Trelleborg’s offshore operation in UK, said, “Trelleborg are uniquely positioned to enhance their existing subsea solutions portfolio with monitoring capabilities and provide customers and end-users with increased understanding of pipeline performance.”

Trelleborg’s new digital solutions are easily accessible, deployable and recoverable, with the option to be both retrofitted on existing equipment or integrated with new risers and flowlines. For greenfield installations and drilling applications, the technology can be seamlessly embedded into Trelleborg’s pipeline protection products such as VIV strakes, subsea buoyancy, bend stiffeners and thermal insulation, providing a simple, cost-effective solution without the need for specialist attachment support.

“Trelleborg’s offshore operation is helping transform the oil and gas market by putting customers at the centre of innovation, supporting customer requirements for operating performance data, that provides visibility and makes complex decision-making easier,” Harbison continued.

A technical paper discussing this new product was presented at Subsea Tieback, San Antonio, TX on 19 February entitled ‘Novel Vibration Sensor System for Subsea Pipelines and Risers’, as part of the 2020 Conference Sessions programme.

Product demonstrations will be on show at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Houston, TX in May 2020.

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