Case study: Launch & Recovery Systems

Nylacast polymers are proven to enhance the performance, safety and efficiency of many industry operations. One of many examples can be seen when looking at Launch & Recovery Systems within the Oil & Gas environment.

The offshore industry is beset by challenges, harsh environment, weight penalties, and difficult maintenance opportunities.

The introduction of Engineered Polymers can deliver significant performance advantages and lifetime cost savings over conventional metallic components.

As an example, a Launch and Recovery System can be considered, these are placed on a vessel deck exposed to the elements.

Three specific applications demonstrate the advantages of using Nylacast's engineering solutions.

Taking advantage of the low mass, Nylacast sheaves deliver similar load capacity to conventional metal sheaves without the need to paint or to protect from corrosion.

In addition a typical Nylacast sheave will weigh less than half the equivalent metal sheave. Lower mass sheaves lead to less load on the A frame and an increased lifting capacity.

Working with Nylacast to reduce maintenance costs, has lead to the use of Nylacast Nylube for wear pads and sliding bearings.With a bearing life of 25 times that of phosphor bronze, Nylube delivers class leading low friction, reduced friction, and significant reduction in maintenance costs.

Focussing in on the critical nature of rope spooling, Nylacast has a unique solution for the consistent and effective layering of the rope. A Nylacast spooling shell is an excellent low mass alternative to conventional steel shells. Easier installation, lower weight and no requirements to apply any anti-corrosion treatment.

Nylacast provide engineered solutions for many applications, contact offshore@nylacast.com or visit www.nylacast.com/offshore

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