Arctic Technology by SST Group at International Composites Forum

December 2, 2019

November 20-21, 2019, SST Group presented its solutions for the development of the Arctic at the International Forum "Key Trends in Composites: Research and Technology" held by the Bauman MSTU.

Arctic Technology by SST Group at International Composites Forum

The major event in the composites industry was held on November 20-21, 2019 at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University (MSTU). The Forum brought together more than 3,000 scientists and recent graduates, representatives of engineering companies and government agencies, journalists and editors of industry media, who discussed and outlined steps to further improve composite materials and their industrial applications.

SST Group took part in the event for the second time. Last year, it was at the Forum that a cooperation agreement was signed between the IEC Composites of Russia at the Bauman MSTU and SST Group. The cooperation was aimed at the joint development of smart electric heating systems, including those based on composite materials, for addressing strategic tasks in the development of the Arctic.

It was the Arctic that became the main focus of this year's Forum. At the plenary session “Materials and Technology for the Arctic,” attended by over 1000 industry professionals, the development of unique innovative materials and technology was discussed. These include composites and electric heating systems.

Discussion of materials for the Arctic continued as part of the panel “New materials and technology for extreme climatic conditions”, where SST Group presented its latest developments in electric heating to support uninterrupted operation of facilities in severe climatic conditions.

SST Group is one of the world's three largest manufacturers of cable-based electric heating systems. Solutions by SST Group are known for their high performance in 60 countries across the world. In addition, SST Group was the first in Russia to launch the production of an electrically conductive compound material and has the engineering and R&D capabilities for the development of new composite materials and electric heating systems in quantities sufficient to support the most ambitious infrastructure and technology projects.

The development of the Arctic regions is a government priority in Russia. In regions where average annual temperatures drop below −40 °C and wind speeds reaching up to 60 m/s, ice and snow hide, according to some estimates, up to 22% of the world's undiscovered hydrocarbon reserves, of which just over half are located in Russia.

Electric heating systems are installed primarily in oil and gas wells, offshore platforms, ship equipment and ship emergency evacuation systems, tanks and terminals, subsea pipelines, manifolds, and infrastructure facilities. Solutions offered by SST Group help to avoid multiple problems: interruption or disruption of production processes, loss of stability by load-bearing structural elements or imbalances in moving parts, financial losses and reeduced service life, life and health risks for the human operators.

SST Group is aware of the fact that progress is possible only in the context of interdisciplinary development at the intersection of science and industry, and in this regard will continue to work together with the IEC Composites of Russia at the Bauman MSTU.

SST Group, founded in 1991, is a world leader in the development of comprehensive solutions for industrial electric heating, safe urban environment, and comfortable indoor environment. SST Group is one of the world's three largest manufacturers of cable heating systems. The Group develops innovative solutions for the oil and gas, chemical, mining, construction, transportation, and other industries.

The Intersectoral Engineering Center Composites of Russia is a business unit of the Bauman MSTU, a leading Russian research center in the field of development and production of composite materials and products based on these. Since 2011, the Center has been working on a closed loop of engineering, research, and educational services from the development to commercialization of technologies and industrial products for the key sectors of the Russian economy.

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