Longer lifetime for safety nets of an unattended platform

Chevron Erskine is an unmanned platform located approximately 150 miles away from the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. In 2006 Frictape Landing Net followed by Frictape Perimeter Nets were installed to the platform.

  • Central North Sea

  • 2006

Frictape Landing Net was selected on the platform because its main product characteristics. Frictape_Case_Erskine-south-side

Non-stretch material, unknotted structure, ease of fitting, and longevity are the main product features described by Mr. Nigel Parfoot from Chevron Erskine Materials who together with the rest of the operations team decided to go for Frictape. Mr. Parfoot highlights that all the mentioned characteristics are important especially in a remotely controlled platform.

“The Frictape Landing Net can easily be installed by one person, which would be impossible to do with a traditional rope net, and once installed and tensioned, it retains its shape indefinitely, which is a real asset for an unattended platform,” continues Mr. Parfoot.

After the positive experience of Frictape Landing Net, also the helideck perimeter netting was changed to Frictape. “The Frictape net is ideal for the situation at Erskine, and when it was time to replace the helideck perimeter net, it made sense to use the same product,” explains Mr. Parfoot for selecting also Frictape Perimeter Nets.

“Perimeter net testing is straightforward, we send in a sample that has been exposed to the weather for the same duration as the net and get the results back promptly. This is a much better system than the old way of throwing weights into the net!”, Nigel Parfoot explains.

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