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Tail Fairings with FlexLock Technology

FlexLock™ fairings were first deployed on deepwater drilling risers in 2016.  The FlexLock design is significantly faster to install offshore than previous tail fairing™ designs and offers much better suppression and drag reduction than alternative buoyancy products.  Both standard and FlexLock fairing systems consist of tails that are held against a riser with straps and maintain their position along the riser using thrust collars.  However, unlike a standard tail fairing system, FlexLock offers the added benefit of being able to use multiple ...

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Deepwater VIV Analysis

Analysis of vortex-induced vibration (VIV) is an important component of the overall analysis of any tubular or bluff structure exposed to air or ocean currents.  These days, it is common to see VIV analyses of various risers, tendons, pipelines, and structures in wind performed by novice analysts.  This is concerning since the analyst may lack the ability to discern if the numbers output from a computational model are anywhere close to what would be expected in an experiment ...

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Technical Note on Fairing Shape

Download our new Technical Note titled Fairing Shape: The Pros and Cons of Popular Fairing Geometries.  Readers will learn about the V- and Y-shape teardrop profile, as well as U-shapes and long chord fairings.  It is important to design fairings properly to achieve low drag. Engineers must account for parameters such as body deformation which can occur under extreme current loading conditions and change the chord-to-thickness ratio of the device.  Other critical elements such as ...

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VIV Solutions Receives Safety Grant

The right safety equipment can make all the difference in preventing workplace injuries.  That’s why VIV Solutions is proud to be honored as a recent recipient of Texas Mutual’s safety grant award.  Select policyholders were chosen to receive funding to purchase new ergonomic, safety and/or industrial hygiene equipment to reduce and eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

Jeff Dupuis, VP of Projects, shared how VIV Solutions intends to use the grant funds:

“We plan to ...

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Welcome To Our New and Improved Website

Welcome to the newly launched VIV Solutions website!  We encourage you browse our featured posts, download technical notes, and read a bit more about the history of our industry-leading organization.  

Here you will find brief descriptions of our products and services along with data sheets, brochures, and sample photographs.  The “Discover” dropdown menu is particularly useful for visitors seeking detailed knowledge about suppression device design and performance.

Still have questions?  Submit an inquiry through the contact ...

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