SKF to showcase oil and gas innovations at ADIPEC 2016

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    2016 September 28, 10:00 CET

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 28 September: SKF will exhibit at ADIPEC 2016 to showcase its comprehensive range of efficiency and reliability enhancing technologies for applications in the oil and gas industry. From proven bearings and seals for top drives to sophisticated maintenance innovations, SKF’s range of products and services has been specifically designed to dramatically improve the performance and availability of vital equipment across the sector.

    Among the technologies on show will be SKF’s tapered roller thrust bearings (TRTB), which feature an optimised internal geometry and provide low friction operation to boost the reliability and service life of top drive systems. Other bearings on display include SKF’s magnetic bearings, which rotate without friction to significantly extend service intervals and cut maintenance costs. These contact-free bearings can be actively monitored by an integrated control system for exceptional precision and stability even at extreme speeds.

    Furthermore, SKF will use ADIPEC 2016 to present its innovative wellhead seals that have been specially designed for simple installation. The Locking T-seal – a patented product, unique to SKF – features a backup ring that mechanically locks in place to enable easier, damage-free installation. These seals have the ability to handle higher pressures and temperatures and reduced damage to metal components.

    Also on show will be SKF’s solution for increasing the reliability and safety of jack-up gearboxes. This combination of CARB torodial roller bearings, SKF Explorer Spherical Roller Bearings, high performance seals and automatic lubrication systems ensures optimum operation even in the most challenging offshore environments. For example, the CARB bearings enable improved gear to gear contact during severe load conditions, while the lubrication technology precisely delivers the exact quantity of grease to save costs and eliminate downtime.

    In addition, SKF will demonstrate the one-box kit version of its proven Vibracon technology at the exhibition. Developed for quick, accurate and clean alignment and chocking, each complete kit contains all the components needed for one resilient mount, including SKF Vibracon chocks, an adaptor plate, SKF spherical washers, an adjustment tool, foundation bolts, nuts, jack bolts and locking bolts. It also allows for alterations and height adjustment during the installation process for optimal application support.

    Meanwhile, visitors to the oil and gas trade fair will be able to see a demonstration of SKF’s IMx-M condition monitoring system. The API670-compliant technology monitors critical and high speed rotating equipment and, when used in conjunction with the SKF @ptitude Monitoring Suite software, allows end users to reduce downtime, while boosting the availability of assets through early fault detection and diagnosis.

    See SKF at ADIPEC 2016 on stand 12330.

    Aktiebolaget SKF

    For further information, please contact: 
    Press Relations:Nia Kihlström, +46 31 337 2897; +46 706672897,

    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 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2015 were SEK 75 997 million and the number of employees was 46 635.

    ® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group.

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