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Fiberglass Mudmats

 

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One of AIMS’ newest products is its fiberglass mudmat system for offshore jacket structures. Our fiberglass mudmats are 24 times stronger than 1/4” steel plate and 7.5 times stronger than 3/8” steel plate. On average, this benefit eliminates half to two-thirds the steel filler beams necessary to compile a steel system. Furthermore, since the system is non-metallic it does not require cathodic protection.

 

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AIMS Fiberglass Mudmat Systems are stronger and less expensive than traditional steel mudmat systems. These fiberglass mudmats are 24 times stronger than 1/4” steel plate, and 7.5 times stronger than 3/8” steel plate. Due to the products high flexural strength (62,000 psi) and its high flexural stiffness (9,400,000 lbs-in2), the AIMS Fiberglass Mudmat System can span 2-3 times further than 1/4” or 3/8” steel plate mudmat systems. This eliminates one-half to two-thirds of the steel beams required to frame the mudmat system, further reducing the number of fabricated joints—saving both labor and steel tonnage.

In addition to the reduction of steel tonnage and fabricated joints, AIMS Fiberglass Mudmat Systems are non-metallic, thus eliminating the need for cathodic protection. The service life of any mudmat system is very short (hours, or at most days), and after the piles have been driven, the mudmats provide no service to the structure. However, a steel mudmat system continues to draft from the platform’s cathodic protection system. Since AIMS’ planking is non-metallic, no anodes are required to protect it after its functional life-span. This is important in reducing both weight and cost of the mudmat system. 

The system is easy to install. There are no cumbersome bolts, nuts, nor washers—simply slide the pre-cut planks underneath the pre-designed retainer assemblies and you are finished.

In addition to the reduction of steel tonnage and fabricated joints, AIMS Fiberglass Mudmat Systems are non-metallic, thus eliminating the need for cathodic protection. The service life of any mudmat system is very short (hours, or at most days), and after the piles have been driven, the mudmats provide no service to the structure. However, a steel mudmat system continues to draft from the platform’s cathodic protection system. Since AIMS’ planking is non-metallic, no anodes are required to protect it after its functional life-span. This is important in reducing both weight and cost of the mudmat system. 

The system is easy to install. There are no cumbersome bolts, nuts, nor washers—simply slide the pre-cut planks underneath the pre-designed retainer assemblies and you are finished.

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