Tufcot’s Rig Guard

Tufcot supply our Rig Guard product to various oil rigs around the world.

The key benefits of the Wear Sheave are:

  • Fire retardant T400 Tufcot® material

  • Replace unsafe wooden chocks

  • Minimal wear rates – see clients comments below

  • Water is an ideal lubricant

  • Oil platform safety improvements

“This product is an example of a major problem being highlighted in a dangerous environment and Tufcot® material being used as an ideal solution in a safer, more efficient manner.

Tufcot are continuing to research and develop in many market sectors with the Oil and Gas Sector as a key growth area in years to come”

Greg Majchrzak , Tufcot
conductor wear sheaves for the oil sector

Improving The Design

The Tufcot technical department has continued to improve the design of Rig Guards.

As oil rig design and the corresponding conductor size can vary, we rapidly produce bespoke manufacturing drawings for these items.

“We have noticed a number of extra benefits apart from the protection afforded to the conductor as they pass through the guide.

This includes the safety to personnel as we no longer have to install chocks of wood using a sledgehammer every few weeks against a moving caisson in the North Sea and so the risk to personnel is greatly reduced.

We estimate, after two years’ service, the amount of wear we have had will be about 10%, meaning they should only need replacing every five years.

The wear to the caissons themselves has been totally arrested.”

Oil Rig Customer
wear sheaves for the oil sector

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Whether you are looking to ask questions or place an order, we are always happy to help!

The Tufcot team including Greg, Chrissie and Elvin