We are proud to present our new product video, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at how we create world-leading cable solutions for clients all over the world, from our base in the Krimpen aan de Lek, the Netherlands.
All you need to know about the design considerations for your perfect cable solution. What is the link between system requirements, cable requirements and cable designs?
Any object that moves through liquid is subject to hydrodynamic forces. When towing, these forces will exert themselves on ropes and cables, as well as the towed body itself, thereby limiting speed and depth.
We design every cable termination specifically for each project. This means we always try to find the perfect solution for the connection between the cable and the client interfaces.
Why is it important to involve your cable supplier early in the development of your new product or equipment? At DeRegt we often see customers who have succeeded in developing a great system, but who simply forget to think of the cables involved, or underestimate the complexity of them.
The annual Offshore Technology Conference provides a great way to catch up with old and new customers and get a feel for what’s happening in offshore oil & gas. As in other years, we joined forces with other Sercel group companies to show the multidisciplinary fit across the group. As well as DeRegt, we had Metrolog and GRC all on one booth at the heart of the exhibition area. A great position to check the pulse.
The newly developed Sonic Wireline Operated Remote Drill (SWORD) is a system designed to collect samples and geotechnical data from the seabed. The cable needs to combine electro/optic components with a high tensile light-weight strength member, taking into account the rules around rope hoisting/lifting applications.
Every cable we design is bent, stretched, rotated and otherwise tortured as part of our verification process. What we do and how? In the first blog of this two-part mini-series, I outlined why mechanical testing can’t be ignored when it comes to designing high performance cables.
There are many aspects to designing a dynamic cable (a cable that is meant to move while in use, as happens when towing, for example, or because of wave motion). Things like torque balancing the cable, the load versus elongation properties, the crush resistance or its fatigue life. But behind every great cable there’s always one thing: a rigorous testing regime that involves checking and describing a cable’s mechanical performance and the applications it can be used for – verification and characterization in industry jargon.
Like every company, we’re in business to make a profit. But not at any expense. And certainly not at the expense of our employees, assets, the environment and communities. So how do we work? What principles do we live by? We covered them all in our recent Health and Safety Day. See for yourself by watching the video.