At this year’s Subsea Expo, which runs from 1st – 3rd February at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (Aberdeen AECC), motion plastics expert igus (stand 182) will present its specialised solutions for the subsea industry from bearings to energy chains and cables.

igus tribopolymer energy chains are an ideal alternative to steel for working in the harsh environments of the offshore industry. They are tougher than steel and much lighter, as well as inherently resistant to most chemicals and petrochemicals and weathering. At the igus stand a range of energy chains in different lengths and sizes will be on display, including the world’s largest plastic e-chain, the E4.350. This e-chain is predominantly used for the movement of large, heavy and stiff cables, such as those used on oil platforms. This cable management system can manage heavy fill weights of up to 600kg per metre.

Also on display will be GL (Germanischer Lloyd) approved chainflex cables, which have been developed specifically for offshore applications, including the CF113.D measuring system and CF27.D servo cables. Also available are MUD resistant according to NEK-606 (Norsk Elektroteknisk Komitee) chainflex cables, including the CF 170.D control and CF270.UL.D servo cables.

Ideal for harsh underwater environments, the drylin W linear guide system can be delivered preassembled for easy installation, with individual or double hard-anodised aluminium rails. It is dry running and therefore virtually maintenance free. Additional features include low noise and weight, as well as resistance to the ingress of dirt.

Designed for extremely harsh environments, iglidur X bearing material is resistant to most chemicals and petrochemicals. This material is ideal for use in pumps, replacing the traditional PTFE-coated bearings that can, in certain circumstances, contaminate the fuel or damage the shaft, ensuring a longer service life.

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