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Which energy supply system makes sense for top drive systems?

Tim Schneebeck | 17. July 2020

The oil and gas business is not an easy one, especially in the so-called upstream production and extraction sector. Driven by the oil price, plants today have to work more and more efficiently to survive in the market. Many of the plants currently in operation are either not automated or only semi-automated. The efficiency of […]


Konfektionierung eines e-Loops

What is the fastest way to replace cables in e-loops?

Tim Schneebeck | 27. April 2020

One great advantage of the e-loop is its modularity. That means that each part of the product can be replaced separately. This is not true of conventional service loops, for example. There are basically two methods of replacing a cable: The e-loop is opened on its outer side by loosening the screws. The old cable […]


Why a DNV GL type approval makes sense for electrical cables in the energy chain.

Tim Schneebeck | 3. April 2020

DNV GL is a classification society created in 2013 from a merger of Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany). The company assesses ships and offshore structures and issues guidelines on design and construction. DNV GL performs the role of monitoring compliance with issued regulations and assigns vessel classes to new constructions.   The […]


What does “heavy duty” mean in the context of e-chains?

Tim Schneebeck | 1. April 2020

If you enter “heavy duty” into a search machine, you will find lots of explanations of the term. But an exact definition is difficult to find. Of course, this is primarily because it is an English term. Explanations can be found in the descriptions of equipment and machines. “Heavy duty” means “able to withstand unusual […]


Plastic or steel – are you spoilt for choice?

Tim Schneebeck | 27. March 2020

Especially in oil & gas and offshore applications, steel energy chains are often used. But this is not necessary – a look at the advantages of plastic energy chains makes perfect sense. We are on a drilling platform in the North Sea. Rough weather, heavy machinery and a crew that is not squeamish with the […]