Full-scale friction tester

LUC Group is working on the completion and commissioning of a new full-scale friction tester, which will be operated next to the smaller scale friction tester already in use for many years. The new equipment was originally designed for full scale testing of tensioner pads for offshore pipe, umbilical and cable laying projects, but is also suitable for other purposes, for example friction testing for monopile seafastening and installation projects.

For tensioner pad testing the equipment can be operated in 2-track as well as 4-track mode, with a maximum squeeze load of 500 kN per pad and a maximum pipe diameter of 24”.

It is anticipated that the first projects for the friction tester will be for offshore wind applications, to be more precise for bearing blocks for monopile shipping. The flexibility of the equipment allows for a setup for true to reality testing for this application too.

Feel free to contact us for further details at sales@lucgroup.com.