September 18-21, 2017
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais – Brazil
Kopper Kool water-cooled, hydraulically-actuated clutches were supplied by Wichita Clutch for use on a large load winch drive system aboard an anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel.
Wichita Clutch has supplied AquaMaKKs low-inertia, spring-set brakes (LI-SSB) for use on diving support vessel (DSV) mooring winches. The DSV is used for inspection, maintenance and repair of offshore oil and gas pipelines and platforms.
In spite of its demand as a global commodity, the price of oil can be wildly unpredictable. A jumble of geopolitical forces, environmental factors and seasonally fluctuating demand combine to make oil’s future prices anything but certain. But the cost of drilling for that oil – that’s a different story.
Wichita HBS42-14 Wet Brakes are utilized on the world’s largest tidal turbines designed for open ocean deployment, one of the harshest environments on the planet. Each turbine stands 75 ft. tall and features a unique twin rotor set (59 ft. diameter) to harness ebb and flow tides while generating 1 MW of power. The turbines are fully submersed and positioned on the seabed.