In the often difficult and hostile environment of the offshore marine sector, operators need equipment and materials that have the ability to perform faultlessly and continuously without the need for maintenance or frequent inspection.
To meet these demanding conditions, engineers need to design reliable equipment and select material and components that are capable of delivering the performance requirements.
Several of our Tufcot® material grades are being successfully used in the renewable energy sectors.
Over a number of years, Tufcot has worked with engineers from many companies worldwide and often assisted in the design of Tufcot® bearings in a vast range of subsea equipment.
The characteristics of many of our Tufcot® bearing materials offer engineers the ability to design simplified bearing arrangements benefiting from the particular advantages of its properties.
These advantages include no deterioration of physical and mechanical properties with constant immersion in sea water, virtually zero water swell, less than 0,1% volumetric even at great depths and water pressure, noncorrosive & non-conductive properties, the ability to provide insulation between dissimilar metals, low friction and low wear, high strength to weight ratio which helps to reduce the overall weight and the ability to use seawater as a lubricant thus removing the need for sealing in many applications.
Here are some of the many applications where Tufcot bearings have been selected and installed: