Offshore Clamping
Offshore Clamping

Offshore Clamping

Looking for a Robust Offshore Clamping Solution?

HCL offers a composite banding system, incorporating Smart® Band working in conjunction with Smart Saddles and Protectors to provide secure, long-term, cost-effective clamping to offshore structures. HCL’s solution can be used to attach cables, conduits, corrosion coupons, sensors, ICCP anodes and cabling.

Typical Offshore Applications

For over 20 years HCL's Smart Band product range has been used extensively in the Offshore environment. Applications are limitless but typical or common uses are as follows:

The Offshore Clamping System - 3 Simple Components

Smart Band Compact

A high strength composite polymer fixed length strap (cable tie), Incorporating Glass Fibre reinforced yarn and an overmoulded buckle, available in 32mm (1,1/4inch) or 19mm (¾”Inch) widths, Length can be configured to clients requirements.

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Saddles and protectors

Various polyurethane or injection moulded components which allow the bracketing or clamping of cables, conduits, ICCP anodes or any other shape to the offshore structure. These components act as an interface and are used in conjunction with the Smart Band. Saddles can be designed to meet client requirements.

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Manual Installation Tools

The 2000 & 1000 tools are lightweight tools designed and made in the UK specifically to withstand the rigours of the offshore environment. Highly suited to installation by either rope access or divers the tools have a built in cutter whilst in addition the 1000 tool offers tension torque control.Both are intuitive to operate and can install the Smart Band quickly and effectively.

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Benefits of HCL Offshore Clamping Solutions

Long design life

All Polymers used in the HCL’s components are tough and durable and have a long and certified track record in the Offshore & Subsea environment, Full technical information can be viewed in the Smart Band Technical Booklet.

Long design life

Adaptable to client requirements

Clamping in the offshore environment can be a huge challenge HCL are on hand to solve your problems by offering a flexible range of clamping solutions to meet the clients requirements including a free design & consultation service if required.

Adaptable to client requirements

Non-Metallic & Non-Corrosive

Our range of polymer composite banding and saddles solutions utilising PA12, PPS, Polyurethane materials are completely metal free and therefore are non-magnetic, corrosion free, and will not interfere with an existing cathodic protection system.

Non-Metallic & Non-Corrosive

Cost Effective Solution

Combining efficiencies in installation times, cost savings on materials & mobilisation can provide substantial cost benefits throughout the supply chain and the total cost of deployment.

Cost Effective Solution

Asset integrity unaffected

Smart Band products can be fitted with no detrimental effect to existing coatings or surface finish on structures and steel work

Asset integrity unaffected

From Design to Installation

We work with clients from the start to provide a full solution from the start to the end of each project. We will also work closely with other partners and contractors connected to the project on the client’s behalf. So you can be sure of a successfully planned and executed project working with HCL.

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