Bespoke subsea electro-mechanical actuators and gearboxes

Paul Boughton

Industrial lifting and positioning equipment specialists Power Jacks is set to launch a suite of bespoke subsea electro-mechanical actuators and gearboxes that offers a major step change for the oil and gas industry.

Power Jacks’ integrated U-Series range of screw jacks and bevel gearboxes is believed to be the first of its kind for the oil and gas industry in that the diverse array of subsea tools optimises flexibility and functionality to address the wide scope of high load applications.

The technologies can be connected together to make full jacking systems.

The screw jacks have proven depth rates of up to 3,000 metres for lifting and positioning loads up to thousands of tonnes as standard. The bevel gearboxes also have the same depth rating as standard with torque ratings from tens to thousands of Newton Metres torque.

Bruce Bultitude, chairman and managing director at Power Jacks, said: “The major advantages of using electro mechanical technology, compared with hydraulic alternatives, is higher performance, increased safety and reduced costs while they are much easier to control and more environmentally friendly. The U-series includes pressure compensated or flooded designs as well as stainless steel versions of both the screw jacks and bevel gearboxes.”

Power Jacks will unveil the U-Series at industry body Subsea UK’s flagship annual conference, Subsea Expo, in Aberdeen next month (February 11-13).

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