The Balmoral riser impact protection system allows the bare joint to be stored in the same stack as buoyant riser joints and minimises the chance of operational damage during deployment and recovery.
When running a bare riser string, ie, without buoyancy modules, several problems can be encountered on the drill platform including:
- Storage difficulties because of the differences and irregularities in profile
- Impact damage while being passed through the rotary table
To minimise damage during operations Balmoral Offshore Engineering provides a selection of riser impact protection systems:
- Rotationally moulded polyethylene modules for standard protection
- A combination of polyethylene and polyurethane elastomer modules for heavy duty protection and maximum stacking
These products are engineered to provide maximum impact and abrasion protection whilst at the same time being lightweight and easy to handle.
Dressed drilling riser joint with riser protection
Balmoral riser protection modules are fitted around the riser with moulded apertures accommodating auxiliary lines and riser clamps.