BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Flotation Technologies has introduced CoreTec, its new drilling riser buoyancy module.
"CoreTec combats the typical rough handling riser buoyancy modules are subjected to in two, unique ways," says Tim Cook, president of Flotation Technologies. "First, the SolidCore inner buoyancy material is cast from solid, pure syntactic foam containing no 'minispheres' or 'EP's', the major cause of implosions and buoyancy loss."
"This SolidCore foam allows the modules to reach depths of 12,000 ft (3,658 m) and beyond without danger of catastrophic failure. Then, the ToughSkin outer shell is molded from thick, solid, high-density polyethylene. This shell provides an unprecedented level of protection, from both impact and abrasion, for the syntactic foam inner core."