The offshore environment is particularly vulnerable to salt water and other contaminants. It is also highly dependent on the reliability of machinery and hydraulic systems, as the nearest replacement part could be miles away on the other side of a hurricane. The offshore industry includes special purpose vessels as well as fixed, semi-submersible and floating structures.

Typical offshore environments include:

  • Oil rigs
  • Production platforms
  • Supply platforms
  • Special purpose vessels
  • Prospecting vessels
  • FPSO / FSO

Areas of application within the offshore industry:

  • Diesel engines
  • Winches and other marine equipment
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Cranes
  • Automation and control systems
  • Power generation and distribution systems
  • Steering, anchoring, cargo handling, cooling/heating and ventilation