Dirt, saltwater, vibrations, extreme temperatures, high levels of mechanical stress and the risk of explosion are the most frequently occurring problems that impair the performance of drilling equipment and other devices used for oil and gas extraction. In such surroundings, where downtimes are costly, the energy chains from igus® offer the performance characteristics needed to ensure smooth and continuous operation.
Tech up, cost down: this is the goal of new types of e-chains, new cables, new isense measuring and monitoring systems, specially designed for the needs of the offshore, oil and gas industry.
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In order to safely and reliably guide cables in hanging applications, igus has developed the e-loop as an alternative to the service loop - ideal for three-dimensional applications.
The e-loop combines the advantages of a polymer energy chain with those of a high-strength pull rope. Inside the chain, the pull rope transfers the pull force to the mounting brackets and the structure. As a result, the cables are kept completely free of strain.
The modular e-chain made of high-performance polymer always enables a defined bend radius and easily copes with vibrations and impacts.
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What challenges, what advantages do automation and digitalisation bring to the maritime industry? How can companies meet the strict test criteria to have components certified by competent institutions such as DNV-GL? What opportunities arise for suppliers, plant constructors and operators of drilling platforms and ships through the use of certified components such as cables?
Systems supplier for ready-to-connect complete systems
100% corrosion-free, resistant to seawater and heavy duty tested
Suitable for offshore use with many years of experience
Longer service life, e.g. compared to service loops
Weight-saving of up to 70% compared with steel chains
Detectable components (smart plastics) for prediction of maintenance times
Cables specially developed for e-chains with corresponding certificates for the oil and gas industry
Lower costs and increase the safety of equipment
The power of polymer has made energy chains and energy supply systems a valued asset to the oil and gas industry. What are the advantages of igus energy supply systems in top drive systems? What differentiates them from other solutions, such as festoons or service loops?
Complete systems from a single source for all moving machines such as pipe handling devices and top drives on this full automated land rig
Here, among other things, several RBR systems are used with energy chains in the joints of the robot, whereby the energy chains are responsible for the supply of energy, data and media. Technical development, which was very complex due to the extremely limited installation space, was carried out by theigus® project engineering team.
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