SOLVING STABILISATION &
INTEGRITY CHALLENGES

 

Significant lateral forces from repeated wave action create unique challenges for caissons and conductors; movement within the guide frame over time leads to impact damage, potential fracture and eventual loss.

 

Traditionally engineered mechanical shims and centralisers can be costly and may only provide a short-term solution before repair or replacement is necessary.

 

Developed in association with OGTC, AquaShim® is a polyurethane-based alternative which is quick and simple to install and requires zero lifetime maintenance.

 

Providing low cost, long term stabilisation for caissons and conductors, AquaShim® halts deterioration and localised stresses, reduces vibration and noise, and ultimately extends asset lifecycle.

 

 

COST-EFFECTIVE, SIMPLE, RELIABLE 

MINIMUM 10-YEAR LIFESPAN

ZERO LIFETIME MAINTENANCE

LOW TEMPERATURE INSTALLATION

REQUIRES NO SPECIALIST TRANSPORT, HEATED CONTAINERS OR STORAGE

PRODUCT ADVANTAGES

ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT

POURED AquaShim®

PRE-CAST AquaShim®

Absorbs environmental impact loads   |   Eliminates further fretting damage   |  simple, rapid, low cost installation   |   Allows free vertical movement of tubular

Vastly reduces noise & vibration at well-head   |   Does not work loose over time

Fully engineered, tested & proven for operation in harsh environments   |  Detailed assessments completed to client requirements
Up to 50% reduction in localised stresses induced in the guide   |   Facilitates even distribution of loads into structure

Year-round installation   |   Fast installation by qualified technicians   |   24hour cure time   |   Zero material shrinkage ensures snug 360º fit

Topside & Subsea application   |   Subsea installation using AquaCLAM® or divers   |   Engineered to suit any guide geometry
Significant lifecycle savings over alternative shim solutions