Frequently asked questions about offshore, oil and gas industry
igus energy chains can cope with fill weights of up to 600kg/m unsupported.
igus® e-loop® has been designed to enable the operator to replace single cables/hoses in situ, rather than having to replace the full-service loops. The e-loop® is built up in links, which can be opened to allow the cables to be changed. The dyneema rope which runs through the middle of the e-loop® is pre-tensioned to the working load, so takes the strain of the cables/hoses.
Yes! igus® e-loop® is supplied with an industry-standard mounting bracket/flange as used on major OEMs topdrives, so it is a simple and quick retrofit!
igus® have thousands of energy chains on existing applications offshore including cantilever skids, pipelay towers, gantry cranes, and many more as seen on https://www.igus.co.uk/info/industries-offshore. Our polymer chains are maintenance-free, corrosion resistant, and cost effective vs equivalent steel chains.
Yes! igus® can carry out offshore surveys on existing chains/cable management solutions and retrofit them with a new maintenance free igus® energy chain! We offer a complete turnkey engineered solution to suit our customers requirements!