Oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico have been keeping Seanic’s Flex Joint Cleaning Tool (FJCT) extremely busy over the last year.
Originally designed and developed by Seanic for a major oil company to clean the flexible elastomeric element of excessive marine growth.
Removal of the marine growth is necessary to allow for optimal inspection of the molded elastomeric bearing giving Oil & Gas operators the ability to establish realistic life-cycle expectations for their in service SCR flexible joints.
The versatile design of the FJCT allows for options to work with various inspection cameras, 3D modeling, lasers, temperature probes, & cleaning tools.
The first FJCT was originally produced in 2007 and as word spread of its capabilities, Seanic negotiated a licensing agreement with the patent holder which allowed for the development of a second unit for Seanic’s rental fleet. Since the development of the original concept, the FJCT has been used to inspect over 100 individual flex joints in the Gulf of Mexico.