Our engineers have authored various technical notes on complex issues related to vortex-induced vibration (VIV).  These notes are intended to provide a higher level of insight and detail on their respective subject matters.  Please refer to the list below and click on any file to download the PDF.


Managing Marine Growth

Anti-fouling coatings and/or subsea cleaning operations can significantly improve the performance of suppression devices in regions prone to excessive marine growth.

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Alternative Buoyancy Systems for Deepwater Drilling

Buoyancy systems with unique surface profiles offer minimal improvements for VIV and drag reduction when compared to devices like fairings.  

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Helical Strakes: Coverage Length and Density Considerations

VIV suppression benefits can be optimized by pre-determining the amount and location of strakes prior to installation.

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Fairings: Coverage Length and Density Considerations

Determining the best location and layout of fairings on a tubular can help minimize cost while still achieving desired performance requirements.

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Fins Do Not Need to be Aligned to Adjacent Strakes

Helical Strakes: Fin Alignment

VIV Solutions’ strakes do not require alignment of adjacent fin sections from one strake body to the next, which helps save valuable time offshore during installation.

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Additional Technical Notes Coming Soon

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