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Trelleborg Unveils New Digitized Pipeline Protection Products

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has unveiled its new digitized monitoring technology for pipeline protection ancillaries.

This new digitized 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, realizing value and carbon reduction opportunities through design and operational efficiency.

Austin Harbison, Innovation Manager for Trelleborg’s offshore operation in UK, says: “As the leading provider of pipeline protection solutions in critical locations with over 30 years’ experience in offshore oil and gas, 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.

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

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

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

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