Crossflon® Skidway Systems – Technical Data

Typical coefficient of friction values are 5 to 8% for static (breakout) and 2 to 5% for dynamic (skidding). These values are based upon the correct installation of the Crossflon® skidway plates, the surface finish of the timber skid shoes and the application of a Crossflon® lubrication system.

The actual coefficient of friction values recorded during the load-out of a 32,000-tonne jacket on a Crossflon® skidway system were 5% for static (breakout) and 3% for dynamic (skidding).

Crossflon® XF225 is an enhanced form of PTFE, which offers substantially improved performance over the materials traditionally used in the manufacture of skidway plates and slide bearings, namely virgin and 25% glass fibre filled PTFE.

As the technical data shows, Crossflon® XF225 can accommodate significantly higher pressure than 25% glass fibre filled PTFE and yet has a coefficient of friction values that are comparable with those of virgin PTFE.

Technical Skidways Data
26000 tonne jacket being launched

26,000 Tonne Jacket Launched With Beldam Skidway Plates

12,500 tonne jacket launched with Beldma Crossley skid plates

12,500 Tonne Jacket Launched

Chevron Wheatstone project, Arkuntun Dagi Topside

Exxon Mobil Arkutun-Dagi Project

Chevron Wheatstone topside

Chevron Wheatstone Project