Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ocean Freight and Port Industries Check Out New Technology

London Exhibition Will Feature New Fire Deluge Design
Shipping News Feature

UK – WORLDWIDE – Underlying the ocean freight industry are the everyday items which ensure safe passage and ease of working at sea and in port and this month Trelleborg Offshore will be displaying high performance solutions specifically designed with the marine and subsea industry in mind at the 2012 Oceanology International exhibition at London’s Excel between the 13th and 15th March.

On show at the exhibition, Trellleborg’s synthetic rubber, corrosion-free, fire safety deluge system, Elastopipe™ (see Photo), was developed as a result of both customer and industry feedback. Its design incorporates three core layers: the fire shield, pressure liner and inner layer. These combine to give the system high tolerance to impact, jet fire (1400˚C/ 2552°F for one hour), explosion and water hammer and the system is light weight, durable, easy to cut, fit and install.

Compared with a conventional carbon steel based deluge system, which will require more frequent testing and maintenance and need replacing at regular intervals over the lifetime of the platform or vessel, rubber deluge systems deliver a very low total life cost. The flexible piping system offers a 30-year minimum maintenance life and its corrosion-free performance means system testing frequency can be reduced to statutory requirements.

Located on stand L350, the company will be showcasing a number of other innovative technologies at the event, including its Marine Buoys and Bend Restrictors. In addition, visitors to the stand will get the chance to view a number of material samples such as polyurethane, syntactic foam and thermal insulation. The company’s Sales Manager, David Wilson, commented:

“Our dedication to innovative design and material development has placed us as the supplier of choice when it comes to high performance foam buoyancy systems suitable for operation up to full ocean depth that can withstand the harshest of offshore environments. Oceanology International presents the ideal arena for us to get face-to-face with the people that can benefit from our products the most and really showcase the true potential of our vast range of subsea and marine material technologies.”