VIV Solutions is the world’s leader in vortex-induced vibration suppression technologies. Our experts possess over 75 years of experience mitigating VIV of offshore structures.
Considering Alternative Buoyancy Systems?
Buoyancy systems with longitudinal or helical grooves are substantially inferior to well-designed fairings and may actually increase VIV and drag above that of regular buoyancy. Click to download our technical note and read more.
Helical strakes work by dividing the shedding vortices into short segments, so that adjacent segments are uncorrelated.
Fairings for Drilling
VIV Solutions personnel invented the short tail fairing concept and pioneered the use of Tail Fairings™ on drilling risers.
Fairings are designed to rotate freely around a tubular and orient with the tail pointing downstream which significantly diminishes the size and strength of the vortices.