SKF to demonstrate innovative oil and gas applications at Offshore Technology Conference 2016

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    2016 March 07, 10:00 CEST

    SKF has been involved in the global oil and gas industry for a long time. At the Offshore Technology Conference 2016 the company will showcase a number of its latest innovations.

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 8 March 2016: SKF will be attending the Offshore Technology Conference 2016 with a range of innovative solutions designed to boost reliability and efficiency in the oil and gas sector. The products and applications on display at the event have been customised specifically to meet the needs of OEMs and operators looking for products with higher performance and a reduced total cost of ownership.

    To improve the reliability and extend the service life of top-drives, SKF will be showing its optimised tapered roller thrust bearing. Designed with extreme offshore operating conditions in mind, these bearings can accommodate high axial and shock loads and shaft deflections. SKF’s extremely pure high-alloy steels, optimised geometry and precise manufacturing tolerances allow the bearings to operate with lower friction and less vibration, while extending service life and increasing its load carrying capacity. Using proprietary simulation tools, SKF engineers can also offer customised versions of the tapered roller thrust bearing, designed to suit the needs of specific customer applications with non-standard dimensions, coatings and surface treatments, and the addition of features to facilitate assembly and maintenance.

    Kaydon slewing ring bearings are used in top drives as well as a wide range of other offshore applications, from cranes to riser connections. SKF will be showing the MTE-324T slewing ring bearing, which features a 4-point contact design to accommodate radial, axial and moment loads and integral seals to resist contamination and extend service life.

    Visitors to the event can see SKF’s new Sensor bearing unit, a total system solution for operators looking to reduce downtime by improving the monitoring and control of electric motors operating under severe conditions. The unit incorporates ruggedised speed sensor technology into a simple unitised assembly for easy field retrofit in top drives or drawworks applications. Containing a hybrid deep groove ball or cylindrical roller bearing, a magnetic impulse ring and a sensor embedded in the end cover, the unit has integral seals and is lubricated for life. The option of a built in back-up sensor further increases reliability in even the harshest oil & gas environments

    Visitors will also have the opportunity to talk to SKF experts about customised sealing solutions for well control and valve applications. SKF’s custom seal offering includes a range of proprietary designs and materials. SKF patented locking T-seals, for example, use a backup ring that mechanically locks in place to enable easier, damage-free installation, the ability to handle higher pressures and temperatures and reduced damage to metal components. SKF helps its oil and gas customers to obtain the highest performance sealing solutions through its extensive application engineering capabilities and in-house testing facilities, which can validate designs at the extremely high pressures and temperatures required for offshore applications.

    Furthermore, on display will be SKF’s Multilog On-line System IMx-M, a sophisticated solution for monitoring the condition of critical offshore machinery. Together with SKF @ptitude Monitoring Suite software, the SKF Multilog IMx-M enables end users to protect and enhance the reliability of assets and prevent machine downtime, by providing a complete system for initiation of machinery shutdown, early fault detection, and diagnosis.

    The Offshore Technology Conference 2016 is the oil and gas industry’s largest equipment exhibition. It takes place at the NRG Park trade show and convention complex in Houston, Texas, on 2-5 May 2016. Visitors to the event will find SKF at Booth 2601.

    Aktiebolaget SKF
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    For further information, please contact:
    Press Relations: Nia Kihlström, +46 31-337 2897; +46 706 67 28 97; nia.kihlstrom@skf.com

    SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2015 were SEK 75 997 million and the number of employees was 46 635. www.skf.com

    ® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group.

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