Rubber Roller Covering Case Study

Bespoke Rubber Roller Solution for Subsea Solutions Company

Always striving to offer bespoke solutions to meet specific customer requirements, in whatever industry, we recently worked on a rubber roller covering project for a company in the Offshore industry.

The Company needed a solution for a client who works in the Oil & Gas Industry and were looking for a specific coating for a large offshore pipe, that would need to withstand severe offshore conditions.

We supplied a vulcanized Neoprene rubber coating onto on a 4m length of 24” diameter pipe to Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS).  Neoprene is regularly used when resistance to weather conditions is important.

Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) is a technology leading engineering business with a large a portfolio of products and equipment to provide solutions to the Offshore Oil & Gas industry.  They supply novel, reliable, and cost-effective solutions for subsea and deep-water projects in some of the world’s most demanding environments.

The coated pipe was required to prepare a detailed system mock-up for trialling the fitness for purpose of coating removal tools that were to be supplied for the maintenance of submerged vertical pipelines for an Oil & Gas Operator in North Africa. 

We were able to supply a representative coating of the appropriate thickness and hardness to match the condition of the offshore pipe.  This was to ensure that the test mimicked the conditions expected offshore as much as possible, such that the test was of significant value to CSS and their Operator Client thus minimising operational risk.

Andrew Meddings, Sales Executive at Clifton Rubber said:

“This was a challenging project which was extremely interesting to work on.  We were delighted to be able to provide a bespoke solution that met the customer’s needs.” 

Testimonials

  • “Clifton Rubber were able to supply a representative coating of the appropriate thickness and hardness to match the condition of the offshore pipe”

    Bespoke Rubber Roller Covering Customer

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Polyurethane Moulding Case Study

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New Bespoke Polyurethane Moulding Project Provides Parts for High End Bar Equipment

We have recently successfully completed an interesting project for a new consumer products company.  The customer required a bespoke polyurethane drip tray moulding, which would form part of a new piece of high-end bar equipment.

One of the key customer requirements was a bubble and blemish free finish to the polyurethane and in addition they required a variety of colour options.

Our Production and Sales teams worked closely with the customer throughout the process to produce one off-tool samples. Initially the surface finish and hardness of these first samples was not suitable for the customer’s needs.

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Customer Feedback Helps Refine the Design

With the customer’s feedback our team made some amendments to the tooling and the casting technique and produced further samples for them.  These had a smoother finish and were at a slightly harder Shore A hardness, which the customer was very happy with.

Initially the Production team produced these parts in a black polyurethane material but have been able to manufacture them in blue also.  It is always possible to colour match to a RAL number provided to us, which gives the customer a full range of colour options going forward.

The customer was delighted with the finished design and felt it met their requirements exactly as expected.

Testimonials

  • “Clifton Rubber were able to supply a representative coating of the appropriate thickness and hardness to match the condition of the offshore pipe”

    Bespoke Rubber Roller Covering Customer

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