The Offshore Technology Conference returns May 1-4 at NRG Park in Houston.
Although smaller in scope of exhibitors than in the past, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2023 continues to provide the most in-depth conference programming for offshore technologies. The technical program is complete with more than 300 technical presentations over the four-day event.
OTC showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. It is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources. The conference attracts attendees and exhibiting companies from around the globe.
Earlier this year, the NFPA announced a commitment to more educational programming and networking at industry events. There are no technical presentations offered by NFPA members at the event, but the Fluid Power Forum will be exhibiting and hosting a networking reception for fluid power members on Tuesday, May 2 at 4 p.m.
Fluid Power Forum is the podcast that features interesting and innovative applications of fluid power (hydraulics and pneumatics). A key highlight at the Forum’s booth will be Texas A&M’s experience of combining human-powered vehicles with fluid power at the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Competition.
A 50-plus year tradition
Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia. OTC ranks among the largest 200 trade shows held annually in the United States and is among the 10 largest meetings in terms of attendance.
OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the program each year. OTC also has two endorsing organizations and ten supporting organizations.
The event is currently at about 1,000 exhibitors and 24,000 attendees, who include engineers, technicians, executives, operators, scientists, and managers from almost 100 countries and all fields in the offshore energy sector.
Fluid power on display
Under the hydraulic systems category, 70 exhibitors are included, with about 60 key manufacturers returning to this annual event. Key fluid power exhibitors are listed to below.
|Altra Motion / Wichita Clutch||2005|
|Bosch Rexroth Corp.||1914|
|CEJN North America||901|
|Continental ContiTech Oil & Marine||2657|
|Douce Hydro SAS France||3145|
|Famic Technologies Inc.||3307|
|Fluid Power Forum||718|
|Freudenberg Sealing Technologies||3823|
|G. W. Lisk Company||1309|
|Hydraulics International, Inc.||3401|
|Hy-lok USA, Inc.||2401|
|IFP Motion Solutions Inc.||3715|
|Innovative Hydraulics LLC||1308|
|Kaustubha Udyog (Orion Instruments)||1661|
|Lee Company, The||3331|
|Liebherr USA, Co.||2959|
|MFP Seals (Martin Fluid Power)||2808|
|Midwest Hose & Specialty||2179|
|Moog / Focal||1249|
|NRP Jones LLC||714|
|PacSeal Hydraulics Inc||2505|
|Parker Hannifin Corporation||2839|
|Pennecon Energy Hydraulic Systems||2039|
|Pneumatic and Hydraulic||2755|
|Sauer Compressors USA||3514|
|SCF Sealing Technology INC||949|
|Schäfer Pumpen & Hydraulik GmbH||1441|
|SFP Hydraulics, Inc.||1304|
|SPECIALTY FLUID COMPONENTS||2705|
|Spir Star Ltd.||2101|
|Stucchi USA, Inc||3863|
|Swift Filters Inc||1760|
|TSUBAKI – KABELSCHLEPP||3100|
|Tube-Mac Piping Technologies Ltd.||3509|
|Wilkes and McLean LTD.||4632|
|Wilson – Solutions In Motion||1101|
Ground-breaking innovations will be highlighted throughout the event, especially through the event’s popular Spotlight on New Technology Award, which is presented to OTC exhibitors who are revolutionizing the future of offshore energy through technological advancement and innovation. A total of 14 companies, including seven small businesses, were recognized this year for their breakthrough hardware and software technologies. Bosch Rexroth — who won in 2020 for its hydraulic Subsea Valve Actuator and 2022 for its SVA R2 electric Subsea Valve Actuator — will once again be recognized for its Hägglunds Atom motor, which is the world’s most compact powerful gearless drive that can be used to convert electric energy or diesel power to rotary motion. With compactness, reliability and long service life, the Atom supplies not only more revolutions per minute, but also far more power than motors of similar size.
The Hägglunds Atom offers a maximum torque of up to 13.6 kNm and an outer diameter of only 350 mm. It has a maximum speed up to 400 rpm, depending on frame size. All sizes allow maximum pressure up to and including its maximum speed, meaning an output power of up to 394 kW – with a motor weight of 52 to 102 kg. It is suitable for mobile, maritime and recycling applications. The compact and lightweight motor fits easily on a winch on land or at sea, for example.
Visit 2023.otcnet.org to learn more and to register.
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