Next Generation Subsea Manifold Insulation Working Remote
Choice of materials
For this project, our technical experts selected Vikotherm® R3 as the most suitable and effective insulation material for the project. Vikotherm® R3 is a high performance, subsea thermal insulation material and the latest generation to Vipo’s Vikotherm® product range. The material is made from a unique blend of rubbers, providing unlimited water depth capability and optimal performance in high temperatures up to 180°C.
The material is flexible with excellent adhesion performance onto anti-corrosion coatings and bare metals. It can be hand applied without the use of tooling or pump equipment, leading to minimal engineering and design time, faster application rates and simple site mobilization.
With close collaboration with our customer, we managed to complete the work within schedule, despite the challenging circumstances caused by travel restrictions. We have since received positive feedback on our ability to adapt to the challenging situation. The efficient roll-out of remote training and supervision was a crucial factor in securing a successful project delivery.