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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smart Band products can be fitted with no detrimental effect to existing coatings or surface finish on structures and steel work
Retrofit of ICCP conduits utilising Smart Band Compact and PU Moulded saddles, to replace original corroded items to monopile wind turbines in the Greater Gabbard field for SSE Renewables.
32mm Compact Smart Band supplied to attach electrical & hydraulic cables for future automatic release of steel structure from concrete sea water intake.
HCL’s ICCP Clamping system used in a cantilever configuration for a diverless installation.
ICCP and Reference cables secured in place on Parkwind's Arcadis Ost 1 Offshore wind farm with a bespoke HCL saddle and smart tie into a curved channel conduit exposed to open water conditions.
Smart Band 19mm is utilised by Emerson to attach their Permasense corrosion monitoring sensors.
Smart Band utilised to install riser protection nets designed to absorb the energy of an impact.
Installation of ICCP conduits for anodes and reference electrodes to ladders and vertical fender columns on the Bard Wind Farm. Smart Band 32mm Compact and PA12 injection moulded saddles were used in this project.
Auxillary cable clamping from pile to sensor leg on the London Array Wind Farm.