The Aker H-6e Drilling Rig is one of the largest and most sophisticated semisubmersibles ever commissioned.
It’s no surprise that every detail was carefully considered in its development – including how to best secure the miles of cables running through the rig. Traditionally, cable cleats have been used for this application. However, Aker Solutions was looking for a less expensive, easier to install and more lightweight option for cable management, one that also would minimize the risk of short circuits. BAND-IT recommended PPA-coated BAND-FAST clamps.
BAND-FAST Aces The Test
Adopting a new solution calls for rigorous evaluation. You need to assure not just cost savings but performance. To put the recommended clamp to the test, SINTEF (Norway’s largest independent research organization in Scandinavia) and Aker Solutions jointly evaluated the suitability of 5/8″ wide PPA Coated BAND-FAST clamps as an alternative to cable cleats under short circuit conditions.
BAND-FAST scored beyond expectations, and as a result more than 40,000 were used on the project.