BARDOT Ballast Modules provide additional weight on Flexible Pipes/Umbilicals/Cables to ensure the bottom stability (Static) or create the lazy wave shape (Dynamic).
BARDOT Ballast Modules can be made of steel or lead and are composed of 2 or 3 elements fastened together on the line requiring additional weight.
To protect them from corrosion, the steel modules are equipped with sacrificial anodes, the lead modules are inert and do not require protection.
Anti-sliding pads made of qualified polychloroprene ensure immobilization and prevent from slippage of the modules on the lines.
BARDOT Static Ballast Modules are used to provide the additional weight required for the bottom stability of Flexible Pipes/Umbilicals/Cables. Modules are designed to withstand the whole service life of the lines, up to 30 years. Extra weight in water can range from 5kg up to 100kg, with material density from 7 to 11.
Our engineering performs bottom stability analysis to optimize the design and provides fit for purpose solutions.
BARDOT Static Ballast Modules compete directly with concrete mattresses for bottom stability solutions. In-line installation during laying operation allows extreme offshore time reductions.
BARDOT Dynamic Ballast Modules are often used with buoyancy modules to create lazy wave or other shapes for Flexibles Pipes/Umbilicals/Cables.
Our qualified solutions of modules can either be directly clamped on the line or assembled through an internal clamp. Our internal clamps for Ballast Modules have been jointly developed with our buoyancy modules solutions. It is fully qualified for dynamic applications. Modules are designed to withstand the whole service life of the lines, up to 30 years. Extra weight in water can range from 5kg up to 100kg, with material density from 7 to 11.
Specific polymer materials allow our clamp to withstand high temperature of pipes, in case of HP/HT fields.
BARDOT Group will provide Saipem SA with complete Seawater Intake Systems for the two TOTAL Kaombo FPSOs.
The EPSC (engineering, procurement, supply and construction) contract covers both Seawater lifting intake system and Firewater intake system.
Guy Bardot, Chairman, said “KAOMBO is a very important contract for BARDOT Group. This Seawater Intake riser package is a motivating challenge for our SURF Business unit on this major Total’s project.”
It also continues to strengthen our relationship with Saipem Floaters Business Unit. We believe that this order will be followed by many similar awards on FPSO and FLNG realization”View full product details
Per Anker Hassel, project manager with DNV GL – Oil & Gas, said: “Thermoplastic composite pipes are a new, robust lightweight pipe alternative that will impact field layout, and installation methods, and ultimately reduce the cost level.”
Thermoplastic composite pipes offer advantages across all stages of the lifecycle of a pipeline or riser:
1. Design: easy-to-tailor strength and good fatigue capacity, sufficient for the deepest waters and resilience to fluids and elevated temperatures
2. Manufacture: cost-effective continuous spoolable lengths and fully bonded, and the same thermoplastic material can be used for the liner, composite layers and outer coating
3. Installation and decommissioning: cost-effective; lightweight and spoolable
4. Operation: no metal corrosion, high thermal and pressure tolerance and minimal flow resistance.
DNVGL-RP-F119 Thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) was developed through a DNV GL-led joint industry project involving 18 companies covering the whole supply chain; from polymer producers, via TCP manufacturers, to oil companies as the end users.
Espen Cramer, global service director with DNV GL – Oil & Gas, said: “As the recommended practice describes the requirements for flexible TCP for offshore applications, it builds trust and confidence in the safe and reliable use of these pipelines.
“This opens up new, cost-efficient, innovative offshore pipeline solutions, which are of vital importance for reducing overall costs in the industry.”
TCP have a variety of application areas offshore, including: flowlines, risers, jumpers, choke and kill lines, expansion spools, access lines, and chemical injection lines, as well as commissioning and intervention lines.
DNV GL says the RP targets operators, contractors, suppliers, and others seeking acceptance for using TCP in offshore operations, and is intended for:
• Suppliers of TCP for offshore operations and suppliers of raw materials for such pipes that are seeking market access for their products
• Operators and contractors seeking acceptance for using TCP in offshore operations
• Suppliers and recipients of TCP which need a common technical basis for contractual reference.