TrustLube has delivered its high-tech system to SBM Offshore for Shell's Prelude FLNG, which was launched in December last year. The system was designed and engineered at the Oud Gastel location in the Netherlands.
The system consists of an explosion-proof grease cabinet to lubricate the radial wheel, axial boogie and axial boogie guiding of the world's largest turret. Stainless steel framed grease applicators are used to connect the metering devices to dispense the grease equally on the wheel surfaces. TrustLube's system is able to adapt its grease cycle to the wind direction.
With the TrustLube system, one metering unit per grease point is used. All metering units are working independently of each other regardless of the temperature, tube length and viscosity of the lubricant. The quantity of grease remains consistent regardless of the outside temperature and pump running time. The system is also completely hermetically sealed. No dirt, seawater or sand can enter the system. The complete system is constructed in stainless steel AISI 316 quality.
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/floating-lng/15102014/trustlube-high-tech-system-for-prelude-flng-1596/