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Commentary - 11 Mar 2019

SAFE, EFFECTIVE, TOUGH: Balmoral’s DBM installation tool won’t let you down

By Gary Yeoman, Sales Director
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By Gary Yeoman

Sales Director

Here at Balmoral, we are renowned for our innovative approach to subsea challenges and have a proven track record of adding value while reducing costs for our clients.

Balmoral DBM installation tool

Balmoral’s unique DBM clamp installation tool

Balmoral DBM installation tool

A safe, simple and rapid installation process

Balmoral DBM installation tool

Balmoral’s patented clamp quickly secures the DBM to the flowline

No room for compromise

We are on a continuous mission to improve safety and performance while eliminating unnecessary costs. Nowhere is this more apparent than when studying our patented clamping device and distributed buoyancy module (DBM) installation tool.

Designed by our in-house Innovation Team, the brief for the tool was to ‘keep it simple’. Engineering manager, Craig Sharp, explains: “We know that our products are installed in the roughest, toughest conditions around the world so there’s no room for compromise.

“We wanted to be sure our tool was robust enough to handle these conditions but simple enough to be used by most people. Our clients require solutions that are safe, effective, easy to use and, most importantly, will never let them down.

“I’m confident we have achieved that, and our clients tell us our tool is the ‘smart choice’.”

Early engagement means big savings

Our technical, engineering, procurement and manufacturing teams are highly motivated and supported by senior personnel with decades of experience. With 40,000+ DBMs installed around the world we know that early engagement is key to success as well as driving costs down on a ‘through-life’ basis.

Such collaboration really does pay off and we receive many testimonials, the following being a great example: “We were extremely happy with the reactivity of the projects and engineering team when they advised of a change in design that would (beneficially) affect the originally quoted scope.”

Our highly experienced team would be delighted to discuss your project.
Please contact us for further information.
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