When marine winch manufacturer Broehl Maschinenfabrik needed a fast delivery of water-cooled brakes and clutches for an anchor-handling winch project on an offshore oil and gas rig they called UK clutch and brake specialists Industrial Clutch Parts.
| Tension control of the anchor cables is critical to rig stability in
the swell of the ocean, with dependable brakes and clutches
key to winch performance in a typically harsh environment.
After discussions with Broehl, Industrial Clutch Parts pledged to deliver a batch of 24in WPT Power water-cooled clutches (WCC)
Since the first batch of storage winches were located in the bottom structure of the rig, they needed to be installed at the start of the construction programme before the decks above were permanently welded closed.
Penalties for late delivery in this industry are severe and Broehl stressed the need for a guaranteed delivery schedule for the
Liaising with Broehl engineers, Industrial Clutch Parts configured
The anchor-handling winch is designed with a WPT Power 24in
Broehl supplied the cooling water and control system to maximise
In the second part of the contract, and also under penalty for late
ICP’s range of water-cooled brakes is suitable for marine and other exacting environmental applications where changeable harsh conditions can severely affect performance and reliability.