Samson introduces EverSteel-X mooring line for FSRUs

(FERNDALE, Wash.) — Samson, a worldwide leader in high-performance rope and market leader in mooring applications, has introduced its newest fiber rope innovation at Gastech 2017 in Tokyo: EverSteel-X, a  line designed specifically for FSRUs (floating storage regasification units) and other semi-permanent mooring applications.    
EverSteel-X is a superior alternative to wire rope, providing all the traditional advantages of high modulus polyethylene (HMPE): light weight, abrasion resistance, improved tension and bend fatigue, no re-lubing requirements, and work force safety. EverSteel-X utilizes Dyneema DM20 fiber, which provides necessary dimensional stability and high-quality performance over long periods of continuous loading, and performs well in long-term quay-side mooring arrangements. Its 12-strand construction enables thorough, easy inspection and line cropping, to allow for effective long-term maintenance. Samson’s proprietary coating technology results in minimized internal and external abrasion. The rope’s bold, bi-color blue and black stranding also allows for easy twist identification. These features result in a more efficient, ultimately more reliable, mooring arrangement.   
Samson offers more than the rope itself, partnering with customers and providing line history tracking, monitoring, and life-modeling. The combination of Samson’s rope technology and service platform creates predictability to long-term rope behavior and retirement, providing assurance throughout the operational life of the FSRU project.
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By Professional Mariner Staff