Gearboxes for Offshore Applications
Gearboxes for Offshore Applications are expected to operate in some of the very harshest of conditions. In many cases the gearboxes and motors will be exposed to sea air constantly.
Some applications include:
- Hoists / Winches
- Container cranes
- Transfer cranes
The offshore market consists mainly of Oil and gas extraction, exploration and cable reeling systems, laying cable on the seabed. With oil and gas, given the nature of the product that is being produced, geared motors need to be able to cope with the rigors of being outside in the middle of a harsh sea environment whilst complying with very stringent requirements such as ATEX and API. For cable laying systems reliability is a key requirement as these systems must not stop once they have started.