ShawCor Ltd. was among this year’s winners of the OTC 2012 Spotlight on New Technology Award.
ShawCor was honored for its Simulated Service Vessel (SSV), the industry’s largest and most advanced deepwater test chamber for end-to-end thermal insulation systems. It accommodates pipe samples up to 6 meters long and 910 mm external diameter, and simulates water depths to 3,000 meters and temperatures up to 180 °C.
The innovative SSV helps validate the subsea insulation design through accurate determination of U-value, cool-down and compressive creep; precise control of testing process; real-time data acquisition and expert analysis. In addition, the SSV can test and compare three insulation coatings simultaneously, thereby shortening the test period.
The Award recognizes innovative new products that are capable of revolutionizing the offshore exploration and production industry. This builds on the precedent created by the Thermotite ULTRA novel thermal insulation coating, which was awarded the OTC 2010 Spotlight on New Technology Award and shows ShawCor’s continuous commitment to innovation.