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Met-Trak Plug & Play Shipping

"Lifting & Transportation Frames" housing a complete MET-TRAK™ drag chain with the hoses ready installed and accurately placed within to protect expansions and contractions, plus ensuring accurate tail length settings to suit static pipe work.

The traditional method of shipping skid base application Drag Chain Systems was based around the drag chains being packed in split down section lengths, which were then assembled on site to make up the completed unit.

Cables and hoses would then be installed afterwards, or during this system build up process on site.

This was appropriate for cable only drag chain systems, but when considering the everyday applications nowadays where special HP & LP Hoses are also included with the cables within offshore drag chain systems, the importance of the correct installation and positioning of the hoses, to protect the expansion and contraction clearances in service, brought a new requirement.

Metreel resolved this by the creation of special "Lifting & Transportation Frames" such that a complete drag chain with the hoses ready installed and accurately placed within to protect expansions and contractions, plus ensuring accurate tail length settings to suit static pipe work, was achieved.

An additional benefit was the elimination of any risks of hose damage during a site insertion exercise, where the site locations are often with rough ground and abrasive elements etc.

The whole process, developed by Metreel, carried out within enclosed works premises and under ideal conditions, results in efficient time inputs with a significant reduction in the overall installed systems costs.

Such ready built systems are also covered by the overall equipment supply warranties.

Metreel have now delivered such ready built systems, which simply require loading into position and end connections hence the term "Plug & Play", to offshore locations and countries such as China, Korea, Singapore, Azerbaijan, France, Norway, Canada, Mexico and the USA.