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Cable Application Machine
Cable Application Machine

Trace Heated Pipeline Layup Machine

Walmsleys has designed and built the world's first Cable Application Machine to manufacture electrically trace heated pipe-in-pipe (ETH-PiP) for Subsea applications. This machine applies multiple Fibre Optic and Trace Heating Cable around the inner pipe, before it is inserted into the outer pipe. This specially designed machine has been installed in the UK, and will be used initially to make pipelines for the North Sea.

FPAL registered company

ETH-PiP aims to enhance production operability of subsea pipelines that are liable to become blocked by the formation of hydrates or wax. Successful application of this technology will reduce capital and operating costs for fields with challenging flow assurance conditions. This innovative pipeline technology, is designed for both shallow and deepwater environments.