STAVANGER, Norway – Trelleborg has consolidated its range of high-performance thermal insulation materials under one brand – Vikotherm. The company has presented this new arrangement at ONS, in Stavanger.
“As subsea environments become increasingly more demanding; going deeper and further than ever before, temperatures and hydrostatic pressure become much greater,” says Oddvar Kopstad, sales manager with Trelleborg’s offshore operation. “As a result, the demand for more sophisticated products that can cope with these harsher environments is growing. And this is certainly the case with our thermal insulation materials; so we’ve taken the strategic decision to group all of our solutions together to allow for easier product selection and ensure that all customer needs can be met in one place.”
Two of the featured products are the R2 and S1 materials. Vikotherm R2 is a three-layer coating system that protects against corrosion, hydrogen induced stress cracking (HISC), wax and hydrates formation, and mechanical loads. Using a newly designed mobile production unit, the material can be installed onsite anywhere.
Vikotherm R2’s seawater, impact, and creep resistance enables thermal insulation properties suitable for jumpers and spool pieces, tie in spools, manifolds, subsea trees, risers and flowlines, joints, insulation covers, and many more applications.
With the capability to be applied in any geographic location, this material can operate in temperatures ranging from -49°C to +155°C (-56°F to +311°F), and depths as low as 3,000+ m (9,843+ ft).
In addition, the Vikotherm S1 is based on non-syntactic silicone technology for risers and flow lines, subsea trees, pipeline end manifolds, pipeline end terminations, and more, with operating temperatures of -40°C to +135°C (-40°F to +275°F) and depths of 3,000+ m (9,843+ ft).