Experts Introduce Composite Solutions for Offshore Asset Integrity at OTC

Experts Introduce Composite Solutions for Offshore Asset Integrity at OTC

ClockSpring|NRI presents applications for an expanding portfolio of composite technologies.

(Houston) – ClockSpring|NRI the world’s leading manufacturer of highly innovative and engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of pipe-based critical infrastructure, held a press conference on May 7, 2019 at the 50th Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston to present advances in composite solutions.

“Our solutions for restoring critical infrastructure offshore are simplifying asset maintenance,” says ClockSpring|NRI CEO Matthew Boucher. “We know downtime means lost production, so we have designed our products to be installed without requiring production to be shut in. Our continuing investment in R&D is extending the reach of existing technologies and introducing more reliable and cost-effective solutions for offshore.”

At the press conference, Vice President of Technical Service Matt Green and Regional Sales Manager Leah Tetreault discussed how ClockSpring|NRI has developed its products and provided examples of how some of those solutions have been applied in the field.

Tetreault explained that composites were developed specifically to contend with corrosion and have been installed around the world for more than 20 years to address a range of offshore issues, including repairing flare lines, decks, risers, caissons and underwater pipelines in addition to securing assets undergoing decommissioning.

She presented the details of a recent project in Cook Inlet, Alaska, where prefabricated multi-layered composite split sleeves made of high-strength, corrosion-resistant fiberglass were installed on 20 girth weld joints on a 10-inch (25-cm) gas pipeline 100 ft (30.5 m) below the surface. She also explained how the company’s proprietary products were used to repair a hole in a 16-inch (41-cm) seawater injection line on an asset in the Gulf of Mexico.

Green discussed a project on a platform offshore Malaysia that required repairs above and below the water as well as a riser repair project offshore California that saved the asset owner $120,000 a day in lost production. He concluded his comments with a word about ongoing research that is qualifying composites for more exacting offshore installations at even greater depths.

Composite technologies are changing the way corrosion repairs are carried out offshore, and continuing successes prove they are competitive with traditional repair techniques in extending the service life of offshore assets.

About ClockSpring|NRI

ClockSpring|NRI simplifies asset stewardship and helps drive global economies by providing safe, sustainable solutions as well as associated engineering support and training services for construction, maintenance and emergency repair of critical infrastructure, including oil, gas, product, and water pipelines, natural gas distribution lines, and high-consequence industrial pipework. ClockSpring|NRI composite pipe repair systems and inline insertion valves are in use in more than 75 countries and include industry-leading products such as Clock Spring™, Syntho-Glass® XT, Scar-Guard®, Contour, and DiamondWrap® composite products, as well as the award-winning AVT EZ Valve™ for water lines, and the recently introduced Full Metal Gasket™, designed with the Pipeotech proprietary DeltaV-Seal™, for emission-free sealing of flange locations. All ClockSpring|NRI products are easy to install, cost-effective to deploy, and durable for decades. For more information, please visit www.cs-nri.com.