Menomonee Falls, WI—May 11, 2015—High-pressure hydraulics specialist, Enerpac, with its official distributor Al Masaood Trading, Dubai, has supplied Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore energy industries, with an EVO-Series Synchronous Lifting System to weigh a newly completed jack-up rig.
The Enerpac multifunctional synchronous lifting EVO system monitors and manages lifting, lowering, weighing, alignment and load transfer procedures of non-uniform distributed heavy loads. The jack up rig cantilever and drill floor substructure weighing system comprised a 12 point synchronous EVO weighing system, two 600 tonne hydraulic jacks, four 200 tonne hydraulic jacks and accessories. Al Masaood Trading supplied the EVO system to Lamprell within four weeks to meet tight project timescales.
A key benefit of the EVO weighing system is its compactness. Space restrictions under the jack-up rig prevented the use of other weighing systems without costly rework to the load structure. To make the Enerpac jack design even more compact the weighing system used calibrated high pressure transducers in place of load cells.
Enerpac’s synchronous lifting technology monitored the position and load of each jack-up rig lifting position, comparing it with a global datum and adjusting to the desired target position—movements are safely and efficiently managed, within permissible load and synchronous stroke tolerance parameters, preset to suit the project.
During the jack-up cantilever and drill floor substructure weighing, the accuracy of the lifting synchronization was such that the difference in plunger stroke of each of the cylinder was less than 1mm, enabling an unprecedented level of weighing accuracy for this type of project.
For more information on the multifunctional synchronous lifting EVO-Series, visit enerpac.com.
Enerpac is an international market leader in high-pressure hydraulics, with 28 offices in 22 different countries and over 1,000 employees. Enerpac produces thousands of high-pressure hydraulic products that are distributed worldwide. Enerpac focuses on the design of products, from the smallest cylinder to complete computer-operated lifting & positioning systems, which increase productivity and make work safer and easier to perform.
Enerpac is wholly owned by Actuant Corporation, a diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol ATU. For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the Company’s website at www.actuant.com.
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