Hydraulic Equipment News

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Bosch Rexroth Bags Fugro Contract

Fugro, the global geo-data specialist, has awarded a contract to Bosch Rexroth to fully maintain and further improve Fugro Synergy’s hydraulic equipment.Fugro has worked with Bosch Rexroth for over a decade to ensure it has the best hydraulic systems and software solutions on board its geotechnical drilling vessel, the Fugro Synergy. Now, they are working together again in order to better prepare for the future.The Fugro Synergy vessel has been in operation since 2009, and is primarily used to drill into the seabed in order to analyse whether it can be safely used as a foundation for structures

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Partners Aim to Revolutionize Subsea Boosting Pumps

the other pieces fell into place,” Fuglesang said. That problem was the mechanical shaft seal, the source of 70 percent of subsea pump failures.   Dynamic shaft seals not only fail all too frequently, they also require a constant flow of so-called barrier fluid, supplied by topside hydraulic equipment and delivered through umbilical lines that can stretch over many kilometers. Traditional variable speed drives also add considerable weight and volume topside, with projected subsea versions looking equally as bulky.    The Omnirise system gets rid of all these elements by employing

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Red Marine Bolsters its Testing Capabilities

including a number of high pressure tests, validated the performance of the vent valve to the highest industry standards, according to Re Marine.   The new equipment to enhance Red Marine’s testing capabilities comprises of a number of air-powered liquid pumps allowing for flushing of hydraulic equipment and high pressure testing up to 42,500 psi. An range of 22,500 psi circuit equipment has also been procured including multi-port manifolds, test gauges and control valves right through to pressure relief valves and hose assemblies.    Haydn Ford, Lead Engineer at Red Marine said

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Red Marine Further Strengthens its Test Capabilities

bespoke test program, including a number of high pressure tests, validated the performance of the vent valve to the highest industry standards.   The new equipment to enhance Red Marine’s testing capabilities comprises of a number of air-powered liquid pumps allowing for flushing of hydraulic equipment and high pressure testing up to 42,500 psi.   An range of 22,500 psi circuit equipment has also been procured including multi-port manifolds, test gauges and control valves right through to pressure relief valves and hose assemblies.   From the development of tailored test programs

Design of Hydraulic Systems for Subsea Applications

, utilize a broad array of electro-hydraulic systems to carry out their work—lower and lift equipment to the seabed, remote operation of subsea systems, and permanent monitoring of emplaced systems such as petroleum wellheads or communications cabling. It is frequently assumed that such hydraulic equipment needs to be specifically designed and engineered using special materials to enable operation under the pressures and corrosive conditions of different sea depths. However, many standard hydraulic systems engineered for surface use can be, with sufficient customization, utilized effectively

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Safer Maintenance of Critical Offshore Subsea Equipment

company, which designs, manufactures, assembles and tests subsea equipment, has invested $1.1m in the development of a unique Test and Flushing Workshop. These mobile cabins can be used onshore and offshore to carry out pressure-testing, flushing and cleaning of controls pipework, umbilicals and hydraulic equipment without exposing personnel to the dangers associated with such work.   The compact workshops feature a blast wall partition, effectively segregating the pressure testing and cleaning operations from the operator cabin so that workers are fully protected from the hazards of using pressure

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Eaton to Exhibit at SMM

Power management company Eaton will demonstrate its expanded ability to deliver electrical, explosion-proof and hydraulic equipment for the marine and offshore industry at the international maritime trade fair SMM 2014 from September 9-12 in Hamburg. Visitors to Eaton’s stand can learn about the company’s offerings that help shipbuilders use electrical, fluid and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely and sustainably. SMM takes place every two years and Eaton has significantly broadened its portfolio for marine and offshore applications in that period. While the company is

RMEC managing director, Bryan Fagen

RMEC Embarks on Five-year Growth Strategy

in April. Managing director Bryan Fagan said, “Today’s announcement represents the beginning of our CAPEX investment in the business. We are increasingly confident of our growth potential, given our growing reputation for new build, refurbishment and maintenance of offshore and hydraulic equipment – and the overall growth in the North Sea marketplace for these services. “As a company we have seen a steady increase in our operations since RMEC Ltd launched in 2004. Our intention is to now ramp up activity going forward by increasing our capacity through organic year-on-year

Bulk Cutter

Nautilus Minerals Completes Assembly of Bulk Cutter

required cutting duty was completed by SMD in consultation with Caterpillar and Sandvik. The dredge pumps for all three SPTs have been supplied by Damen, one of the world's leading dredge equipment suppliers and are based on existing catalogue designs used in the dredging industry. The hydraulic equipment for all three SPTs is based on existing off-the-shelf Bosch Rexroth hydraulic equipment, with adaptations by SMD. The flexible hoses for all three SPTs have been designed and supplied by ContiTech AG (Germany), and are very similar to the rubber hoses used in the dredging industry.  

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