Underside Protection Frame
With increasing requirements, trees and subsea production equipment today are growing more and more sophisticated and complex. Small bore hydraulics and sensitive electric installations are well protected from the side and above but vulnerable to damage on the exposed soft underbelly.
The Underside Protection Frame was developed to protect equipment during storage and transport. Even minor damage could require months of waiting for an available repair-slot at the manufacturer.
The protection frame is, simply put, a cheap insurance to keep your asset safe until you are ready to use it. Why risk damaging your equipment and delaying your project?
The Underside Protection Frame is made to fit all units with a standard ISO guide-post spacing. The foldable design enables easy road transport using normal vehicles and minimises storage footprint both on and offshore. Transition from transport-mode to operational-mode and vice versa takes 20 minutes. The frame requires no modification of the equipment that it is mounted to, being designed to utilise the standard sea fastening locations.
The Underside Protection Frame design is type-approved for offshore lift according to DNV 2.7-3, (Type E R60) and complies with NORSOK requirements.