Flying Lead Installation Systems

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Versatile and cost efficient Flying Lead Installation Systems available for hire on short notice. The arrangements are based on the use of re-configured Ubas ROV baskets. Application and features are:

  • Electrical & Optical and Flying Lead installation
  • Hydraulic Flying Lead installation.
  • Provision of cable and jumper preparation, loading and pull-out verification tests services.
  • Provision of outline transport, handling and installation procedures.

Other equipment that may be used in conjunction with flying lead installation is also available.

Basket compartment quantity, configuration and sizes are advised based on in-house spreadsheet calculation. Input needed is cable diameter, minimum bending radius (MBR) & length.

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EFL / OFL Basket Option A: 1 to 5 EFL/OFL’s (Rental)

Ubas A, or B ROV baskets reconfigured for Electrical and/or Optical Flying Lead installation. Equipped with compartments, generic type connector parking receptacles, cable securing strap plates and marking plates. The parking receptacle can be quickly mounted or repositioned. The strapping plates permit quick securement of the cables for deployment.

Up to 5 compartment available each with a capacity of approx. 110m long EFL/OFL.

Longer EFL/OFL’s, e.g. 200m, are placed in two compartments

See datasheets Ubas A Basket, Ubas B Basket and EFL/OFL Basket for details.

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EFL / OFL Basket Option B: 5 to 10 EFL/OFL’s (Rental)

Ubas G ROV basket reconfigured for Electrical and/or Optical Flying Lead installation. Equipped with compartments, generic type connector parking receptacles, cable securing strap plates and marking plates. The parking receptacle can be quickly mounted or repositioned. The strapping plates permit quick securement of the cables for deployment.

Up to 10 compartment available, each with a capacity or approx. 80m long EFL/OFL (longer if fewer compartments).

Longer EFL/OFL’s are placed in wider, or two compartments (e.g. 160m).

See datasheets Ubas G Basket and EFL/OFL Basket for details.

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EFL / OFL Basket Option C: 1 or 2 EFL/OFL’s (Rental)

Ubas D ROV basket reconfigured for Electrical and/or Optical Flying Lead installation. Equipped with generic type connector parking receptacles, cable securing strap plates and marking plates. The parking receptacle can be quickly mounted or repositioned. The strapping plates permit quick securement of the cables for deployment.

For installation of 1 or 2 EFL/OFL. Approx. maximum lengths are 85m (1 off) or 42m (2 off).

See datasheets Ubas D Basket and EFL/OFL Basket for details.

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HFL Basket Option A: Up to 115m long (Rental)

Ubas G ROV baskets reconfigured for Hydraulic Flying Lead and Jumper installation. Equipped with Cobra Head / MQC parking stands or panels. The stands / panels includes cobra head / MQC parking receptacles, either supplier specific or generic. The stands / panels also includes an ROV grabber, cobra head / MQC lock-unlock function, and position indication.

Capacity is 115m for a 12cm diameter HFL. A minimum bending radius of up to 0.9m is accommodated.

Any stands can be quickly laid down / erected for transport purposes.

See datasheets Ubas G Basket, HFL Basket and Panel and Stand for details.

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HFL Basket Option B: Up to 215m long (Rental)

Ubas G ROV baskets reconfigured for Hydraulic Flying Lead and Jumper installation. Equipped basket side extensions and with Cobra Head / MQC parking stands (long version) or panels. The stands / panels includes cobra head / MQC parking receptacles, either supplier specific or generic. The stands / panels also includes an ROV grabber, cobra head / MQC lock-unlock function, and position indication.

With the bolt-on basket side extensions the basket capacity is 215m for a 12cm diameter HFL. A minimum bending radius of up to 0.9m is accommodated.

Any stands can be quickly laid down/ erected for transport purposes.

See datasheets Ubas G Basket, HFL Basket and Panel and Stand for details.

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HFL Basket Option C: Up to 60+ m long (Rental)

Ubas A or B ROV baskets reconfigured for Hydraulic Flying Lead installation. Equipped with parking panel that includes cobra head / MQC parking receptacles, either supplier specific or generic. The panel also includes an ROV grabber, cobra head / MQC lock-unlock function, and position indication. The basket is provided with an Ubag counter weight located in the opposite side of the panel.

Capacity is approx. 60m for a 12cm diameter HFL. It accommodate minimum bending radius of up to 1.0m.

Two of the sides in the Ubas B basket can be laid down in order to accommodate longer HFL’s (60m +).

See datasheets Ubas A Basket, Ubas B Basket, HFL Basket and Panel and Stand for details.

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HFL & EFL/OFL Basket Option A: Up to 85m / 150m long (Rental)

Ubas G ROV baskets reconfigured for combined Hydraulic and Electrical / Optical Flying Lead installation. Includes 1 off HFL compartment and 2 off EFL/OFL compartments. Equipped with Cobra Head / MQC parking stands. The stands includes cobra head / MQC parking receptacles, either supplier specific or generic. The stands also includes an ROV grabber, cobra head / MQC lock-unlock function, and position indication.

EFL/OFL compartments are provided with parking receptacles and strapping plates for securing the cable. The basket and compartments are provided with required marking.

Capacity is 85m for a 12cm diameter HFL, and 2 x 85m for a 32mm diameter EFL / OFL.

With basket side extensions, the capacity is 150m for a 12cm diameter HFL and 2 x 150m for a 32mm diameter EFL / OFL.

Minimum bending radiuses that accommodated are 0.9m (HFL) and 0.25m (EFL/OFL).

See datasheets Ubas G Basket, EFL/OFL Basket, HFL Basket and Panel and Stand for details.

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EFL/OFL and HFL Parking for Installation / Intervention / Workover Operations (Rental)
For installation, and in the case of a intervention or workover operation, Ubas A, B and G baskets can be provided with one or several parking panels or stand, thereby permitting disconnected flying leads to be parked in the panels or stands (stands fits the Ubas G basket only).

The stands and panels includes supplier specific or generic type electrical/optical parking receptacles and Cobra Head / MQC parking receptacles. The stands / panels also includes an ROV grabber, cobra head / MQC lock-unlock function, and position indication. Any client-supplied equipment / MQC plates will be mounted onto panels or stands as using bolt-on interface plates.

In case of a longer subsea operation period the MQC parking receptacles needs to be supplier specific and include blind couplers. Also in case of a longer subsea operation period, the basket will be provided with a bolt on cathodic protection system (with verified electrical continuity).

The baskets will be provided with Ubag counter weights to balance stands and panels as applicable for such an operation.

See datasheet Panel and Stand for details.

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Manual MQC make-up and torque tool (Rental)

The manual MQC make-up tool fit a 1.5” MQC square drive (Class 4).

It permit the MQC to be made up manually. It is also provided with a 3/4” square socket interface for final manual torque tool make-up of the MQC.

The tool is available for in together with ROV basket and MQC panels or stands. When hired it is delivered chained to the panel or stands.

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Ufist – ROV Fist for Hydraulic Flying Lead Installation (Purchase)

The Ufist system includes various types of ROV lifting and handling devices. For HFL installation large ball fists (100mm dia.) with anti-slip strap are recommended.

The fists are fast to install and do not require extensive duct taping and / or tie wraps for the attachments.

Fist used for flying lead installation is delivered with a temporary shortening ring in order to reduce the risk for entanglement between fists, or fist and jumper during pull out of the flying lead.

For increased fist buoyancy and for easy grabbing the fists they can as an option be delivered with a bendable and buoyant 1” PE tube (also including temp. shortening ring).

Datasheet includes configuration details and options.

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Ufist – ROV Fist for Electrical / Optical Flying Lead Installation (Purchase)

The Ufist system includes various types of ROV lifting and handling devices. For EFL / OFL installation small ball fists (65mm dia.) with anti-slip strap are recommended.

The fists are fast to install and do not require extensive duct taping and / or tie wraps for the attachments.

Fist used for flying lead installation is delivered with a temporary shortening ring in order to reduce the risk for entanglement between fists, or fist and cable during pull out of the flying lead.

For increased fist buoyancy and for easy grabbing the fists they can as an option be delivered with a bendable and buoyant 1” PE tube (also including temp. shortening ring).

Datasheet includes configuration details and options.

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Ufist – ROV Ring Fist for Flying Lead Installation (Purchase)

As an alternative to the ball type fists, the Ufist Ring fist can be used for flying lead installation. The fist is provided with anti-slip strap either for HFL jumpers or for EFL/OFL cables.

Fist used for flying lead installation is delivered with a temporary shortening ring in order to reduce the risk for entanglement between fists, or fist and cable during pull out of the flying lead.

For increased fist buoyancy and for easy grabbing the fists they can as an option be delivered with a bendable and buoyant 1” PE tube (also including temp. shortening ring).

Datasheet includes configuration details and options.