In the field of offshore oil construction, internal cutting piles or tube works are necessary to set up the various platforms and structures. They are are also required for demolition works on old structures and heads of drilling wells .
The customer has developed an abrasive jet cutting tool for this offshore oil application and asked Musthane engineers to design a system that ensures both the positioning of its tool, but also its fixed sustain to avoid cut orange peel, and a way to handle cut products.
Musthane designed inflatable rings Mustpress ultra resistant cushions from rubber coated fabric,
The design of these rubber cushions Mustpress made of rubber fabrics enables them, once inflated, to take the extreme form of a tire. Once deflated, these toric cushions Mustpress can take their initial shape of a torus with a flat surface (20 to 25mm thickness), so as not to hinder the movement of the cutting tool during its installation and removal from an oil platform pile.
These toric cushions Mustpress have a high expansion width and a high mechanical bursting strength (several tens of bar).