"Innovation Winner" for the ASME Woelfel Best Engineering Achievement Award from the International Petroleum Technology Institute
Deep Down, Inc. has designed a fully scalable carousel system that can be manufactured to handle 1,000 MT or up to 9,000 MT for the largest carousel, depending on customer requirements. The carousels can be used for land-based storage or offshore deployment of product from an installation vessel. Manufacturing began in 2010 and a 3,400 MT carousel system has been delivered to Core Industries in Theodore, Alabama 2Q 2011. A 3,500 MT carousel is being setup at our Main Operations.
Utilizing the latest technology available, our engineers designed this unit with safety in mind by including an automatic speed control and shutdown between the tensioner and carousel, safety controls to protect product from vessel to land communication shutdowns and dedicated communications between stations via wireless link to vessel carousel operator. Supplying teams with the crucial information required, the carousel monitoring system records critical readings such as speed, length marks, weight, and tension providing safe and efficient project completions.
This sectioned carousel design is highly flexible allowing storage and deployment of various cables and umbilicals with modular sections that provide more compliance and relief against tolerance issues. The carousel remains easy to ship, offering bulk transportation of standardized umbilical cross-sections to reduce delivery cost. Featuring removable and movable termination porches that offer more flexibility in termination placement and handling, you can cut and terminate umbilicals in the Gulf of Mexico closer to the termination assembly supplier and reduce shipping costs.
Our carousel system can be configured to provide ample space to store and install the largest umbilicals on the market while saving you money, continuing the Deep Down tradition of exceeding industry standards and providing customers with a safe, cost-effective solution.
Typical umbilical carousel spooling setup at our Mobile, Alabama facility
Deep Down's 300 Ton Carousel exceeds industry standards providing ample torque for subsea flexible flow line coil tubing, umbilical, flying lead installations, and trans-spooling operations. The carousel is designed to hold 300 tons of product and fits on a Deep Down Horizontal Drive Unit (HDU). Carousel comes with a fully covered top with retractable hand rails and hinged panels for storage of end terminations.
Deep Down can provide you with the complete lay system, including the HDU, tensioner, chute, and vertical level-wind.
HDU Base - 13'8 1/4"L x 11'8 1/4" W x 3' 1 1/4" H
Carousel - 74'L x 12' W x 3'6" H
Reel Capacity - 300 Tons of product
Flange Diameter - 25'
Drum Diameter - 16'
Traverse - 117"
HDU – 11'8 1/4" L x 13'8 1/4" W x 3'1 1/4" H (8,376 lbs)
HPU – 3 Phase, 480V, 100Amp – 7'6" L x 5'6" W x 6'6" H (5,600 lbs)
Deep Down's 200 Ton Carousel exceeds industry standards providing maximum torque for subsea pipe, umbilical, flying installations and trans-spooling operations. The carousel is designed to be able hold 200 tons of product and capable of providing XXX tons of tension, without the need for an additional in line tensioner.
The carousel is powered by a 480-volt 3-phase electric power source, and the dual motors generate the power to lay, retract and trans-spool the heaviest product.
The carousel comes with a working platform to allow for safe access to the top of the carouse and to monitor spooling operations.
Integrated chute for loading/unloading product on/off the carousel.