Drag Chains in Oil and Gas Exploration
KABELSCHLEPP Metool specialises in cable and hose carriers, also called drag chains, for hose and cable management.
Our products are often designed to specification, or based on a wide range of standard product options, but always customised to individual requirements. We deliver any size, from millimetres to metres. We use all industry-relevant steel and plastic materials, and follow all industry-relevant specifications.
Cable and hose management solutions for offshore equipment
We manufacture and deliver fully assembled packages ready for installation or modules for convenient handling and installation on-site. All of this can also include cable and hose packages, guide channels, support trays and any other necessary accessories. We also offer specific cable and hose management solutions for equipment such as cranes, hoists and lifting devices.
Carrier track (drag chain) for cable and hose management
KABELSCHLEPP is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carrier track (drag chain) for dynamic cable and hose management. The company is the original inventor of cable and hose carrier chain and is today renowned for industry-leading innovation. For the KABELSCHLEPP worldwide group of companies local presence is key: it has 15 subsidiaries and over 80 representatives worldwide.
Present in the oil and gas market since the early 1970s, we have supplied hundreds of systems to all continents and applications. Our focus is quality and superior service life. We offer full engineering support in all relevant marketplaces. Customers benefit from our extensive industry, product and engineering know-how.
Turnkey project management for chain, hose, cable and fittings
Our full project management includes:
- Consultancy and site survey: new build, refurbishment, repairs
- Design of chains and turnkey assemblies: chain, hose, cable and fittings, and trays and substructures
- Manufacturing, assembly, installation: components, sub assemblies and packages
- Project management and supervision
Market-leading drag chain technology
KABELSCHLEPP Metool is a market leader in drag chain technology, with over four decades of offshore experience. We have installed hundreds of systems all over the world and we are a specialised engineering resource, offering global support to our customers.
Versatile drag chains for hose and cable management
Our versatile drag chain is suitable for use in a range of environments, including high and low temperature, UV and highly corrosive environments. Our drag chain is fire, spark and explosion proof.
Our installation services are of the highest quality, and we can easily handle difficult installations. Our drag chain comes with full documentation and warranties, and offers longevity, serviceability and operational safety.
Sizes of systems:
- Lengths of up to 50m
- Height of up to 4.5m
- Width of up to 3.5m
- Weight with hoses and cables up to 70t
Drag chains for offshore applications
Offshore applications for our drag chains include maritime and port; energy, oil and gas exploitation; and similar mechanical or operational requirements. Our drag chains can be used in:
- Semi-submersible platforms
- Drill ships and FPSO
- Platform directional rig module skidding
- Deck – canilever skidding
- Cantilever – drillfloor skid
- Cantilever directional skidding
- Land rig skidding
- Cranes and lifting device
- Riser pipe handling
- BOP handling
- Xmas tree transport
- Top drives
- Personnel and service bridges
- DP thruster raising / lowering
- Data, sensor, power and other cables
- High-pressure mud and cement hoses
- Low-pressure service hoses
- Fire hoses
Drag chains for hose and cable management – offshore references
KABELSCHLEPP Metool was the first company to pioneer the use of hose in drag chains in the North Sea, thus extending hose service life substantially. Since then, we have delivered many systems and applications to every continent and every offshore theatre in the world. Detailed references are available on request.
KABELSCHLEPP Metool is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 by an independent body.
Especially tight TKA cable carriers from KABELSCHLEPP reliably protect cables against dirt, chips and spray water. They are now available in 360 variants; the newest additions to the TKA55 family are versions with inner widths of 200mm, 225mm and 250mm.
Cable carrier chain, leads, plug connections; a safe cable carrier system consists of a number of different components. For the user this means a rather complex process in which the individual components must be perfectly matched in order to be fully functional. For the customer, a reliable and much less troublesome solution that is also optimised in terms of costs, means ready-to-install complete systems. Such systems are offered by KABELSCHLEPP Metool under the brand TOTAL TRAX.
Wood or metal chips, other rough dirt particles OR even flying sparks may considerably affect cable carriers' functionality in machines and installations. In a worst case scenario, this may even result in a total breakdown.
The TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP STEEL-LINE steel cable and hose carrier systems significantly increase system availability in abrasive work environments
The TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP initiative ECO & €CO demonstrates the fact that environmental-friendliness and economy are most certainly not mutually exclusive.
The cable and hose carrier TKA55 was developed specifically for use in environments with heavy contamination from chips and dirt.
High additional loads and the consequence of long down times are a challenging combination for the design of cable carriers. TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP offers a solution with products with a multiple chain band design, for steel as well as synthetic material products.
In many areas of applications, operating and ambient conditions demand a specific material property for cable carriers, for example, with regard to explosion protection.
KABELSCHLEPP Metool specialises in carrier chain, also called drag chain, for hose and cable management. The company's products are bespoke or based on a wide range of product options, but always customised to individual requirements. Download this free
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