Subsea Bearing Systems

Bearings are a cost effective method of limiting peak loads and fatigue damage in components subject to oscillating motions, such as in mooring lines and riser towers.

SRP has tested a number of cylindrical bearings for use in highly loaded applications and can provide design and engineering support to integrate bearings in your system.

We can also package articulating bearings with the Rocksteady connector, which can withstand extreme cyclic bending loads; to provide a robust and reliable structural connection system.

Applications

  • Long term mooring lines in rope sockets.
  • Hybrid riser tower pile and buoyancy can connections.
  • Structural pile connections, including wind and wave power applications.

Advantages

  • Reduced capital cost. Typically a bearing system will be less than half the price of an equivalent elastomer articulation system.
  • Quicker to deliver. Simple design and shorter lead times.