Phillystran Next Generation Cable Strength Members at SEG19


Leading seismic cable specialist, Phillystran, is showing the latest developments in its range of cable strength members for next generation seismic arrays at SEG19, the Society of Exploration Physicists' international exposition at San Antonio, Texas. Drawing on the industry's largest range of high performance yarns, Phillystran strength members combine fiber type, construction and advanced jacketing technology to meet the needs of increasingly sophisticated seismic data gathering systems. 

Phillystran has supplied synthetic fiber strength members for towed arrays to the Seismic industry since the early 1980s. It has led the industry in the development of strength member technology for seismic research based on regular 2D (single streamer) and 3D (multi-streamer) operations. Resilience, ease of deployment and the ability to provide custom strength members designed to optimize seismic research capabilities are what characterize Phillystran products and service.

At SEG19, Phillystran is showing strength members based on Twaron, Technora, Vectran, Dyneema and Zylon fibers, manufactured in various constructions including braided, stranded, parallel and twisted. A key feature of these construction is the incorporation of Phillystran coatings for improved abrasion resistance and Bend-Over-Sheave (BOS) performance. In addition, the strength members are available in various outer jackets to suit the application including extrusion polyurethane (PU), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), high density polyethylene (HDPE) and others upon request.

The seismic industry continues to demand the very highest levels of performance from its cable strength members,” says Robert Lombardo, managing director, Phillystran. "Our new cable strength members are a key component in ensuring efficient and reliable data collection for the next generation of multi-streamer arrays ." 

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