Oil-Gas

Equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and drill service providers have become highly competitive to secure remaining contracts in order to stay operational during this recent downturn in the industry. Looking for new strategies to succeed in this current market, companies are investigating alternative products and designs to maximize flexibility and efficiencies. Whether in the exploring, drilling, or production of oil, equipment manufacturers are looking for products that provide high levels of performance that will set themselves apart from the competition.

Bearing materials in the oil & gas industry are presented with the most demanding conditions requiring high load capacity in poor environments and sporadic service schedules. Columbia Industrial Products offer CIP Composites to the oil & gas industry as light weight, self-lubricating composite materials that have a long service life. Although commonly used for bearings, wear pads and thrust washers, CIP’s ability to provide large custom size solutions give the oil & gas industry the ability to use our materials in a wide range of applications. CIP Composites are ideal for replacing greased bronze bearings, and can be easily installed by press fitting or freeze fitting with the ability to machine in place.

24-Hour Emergency Support Available for Custom Sizes

 

Oil-Gas

Offshore Oil Production

Offshore Oil Rig

CIP Composites offer the oil and gas industry self-lubricated plane, flange, and spherical bearings, wear pads, wear rings and thrust washers for a wide range of applications including launch and recovery systems, riser tensioners, pipe handling tools, pipe stacking tools, FPSO mooring systems, calm buoy, chain jack, sheaves, jack lift, windlass, and cranes.

Unaffected by salt water and noncorrosive, CIP Composites are reducing maintenance time and part replacements. A light weight, self-lubricating composite material ideal for replacing greased bronze bearings, CIP Composites can be easily installed by press fitting or freeze fitting with the ability to machine in place.

Columbia Industrial Products offer several material grades that are suited for different conditions. Our sales department will work with you to choose the best CIP material for your application.

RiserTensionerRodEnd

CIP flange bearings and double-split spherical bearing races installed in a production riser tensioner rod end

Benefits

Calm Buoy

Calm Buoy: Chain/Hawser Guard, Radial Bearings, Segmented Bearings, Thrust Bearings, Fairlead Pivot Bearings and Thrustwashers, Galvanic/Isolation Bushings

Fairlead

Fairleads: Pivot Bearings, Thrustwashers, Galvanic/Isolation Bushings

ROV

Launch & Recover (ROV)/Subsea Under Water Robotics: Arm Bushings, Wear Rings

RiserTensioner

Riser Tensioner: Spherical Rod End Bearings, Cylinder Rod End Bearings

 

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Offshore Vessel Support

Ocean Tug Boat

CIP materials are ideal for many applications on offshore support vessels. Stern tube and rudder bearings made with CIP Composite materials are ideal for replacing rubber lined, wood products and bronzeOn deck applications, such as a-frames, stern rollers and launch and recovery ROV’s benefit from using CIP materials where high loads and slow rotation or oscillation are anticipated. CIP Composite bearings eliminate the need for lubrication systems. For more information on specific applications in the marine offshore vessel support see our Marine section.

Columbia Industrial Products offer 24 hour emergency service, minimizing dock time. CIP Composites are easily machined onsite and can be freeze fitted or press fitted. Our team can provide the design calculations for interference and clearance fits.

We recommend using CIP Marine and CIP 252 for most marine applications. Our sales team will recommend the best material for your specific application.

Benefits

Oil-Gas

Drilling & Completion Equipment

Pump Jack

Unlike offshore, the onshore industry requires materials that have capabilities to operate in dry and sometimes dusty conditions. CIP Composites are ideal for replacing greased bronze bearings, eliminating the need to purge the greasing system due to the dusty conditions. Columbia Industrial Products offer several material grades that are suited for different conditions. Our sales department will work with you to choose the best CIP material for your application.

CIP Composites has success in several drilling and completion equipment applications including iron rough necks, rig walkers, pumpjack cylinders, coil tubing gooseneck rollers, downhole products, and pipe and cable laying.

Benefits

Coil Tubing Gooseneck Rollers

Coil Tubing Gooseneck Rollers

Specific Application Examples:

  • Iron roughneck linkage bearings
  • Boom/mast slide pads
  • Pumpjack cylinder bearings
  • Winch skidding pads
  • Blowout preventer wear rings
  • Pipe stacker pivot bushings and linkage
  • Rig walker bearing plate, insulator pads and thrust washers
  • Coil tubing gooseneck rollers