SKF will exhibit at ADIPEC 2016 to showcase its range of efficiency and reliability enhancing technologies for applications in the oil and gas industry. From bearings and seals for top drives to maintenance innovations, SKF’s range of products and services has been designed to improve the performance and availability of vital equipment across the sector.
Among the technologies on show will be SKF’s tapered roller thrust bearings (TRTB), which feature an internal geometry and provide low friction operation to boost the reliability and service life of top drive systems. Other bearings on display include SKF’s magnetic bearings, which rotate without friction to significantly extend service intervals and cut maintenance costs. These contact-free bearings can be actively monitored by an integrated control system for exceptional precision and stability even at extreme speeds.
Furthermore, SKF will use ADIPEC 2016 to present its wellhead seals that have been designed for simple installation. The Locking T-seal – a patented product, unique to SKF – features a backup ring that mechanically locks in place to enable easier, damage-free installation. These seals have the ability to handle higher pressures and temperatures and reduced damage to metal components.
Meanwhile, visitors to the oil and gas trade fair will be able to see a demonstration of SKF’s IMx-M condition monitoring system. The API670-compliant technology monitors critical and high speed rotating equipment and, when used in conjunction with the SKF @ptitude Monitoring Suite software, allows end users to reduce downtime, while boosting the availability of assets through early fault detection and diagnosis.