Matrix’s Quick Install Distributed Buoyancy Module (DBM) System provides operators with a safe, efficient and quick alternative to traditional DBM installation. Using an innovative key in design, the module self-locks to the internal clamp, reducing risks associated with offshore lifting whilst maximising operational throughput.
Drilling Riser Buoyancy
Matrix is a leading supplier of subsea buoyancy, the revolutionary LGS® drag reduction systems and well construction products for exploration and production. Matrix products lower costs, drive efficiencies and improve productivity for operators, EPCM and drilling contractors in both upstream and downstream sectors.
Kinetica™ is a lightweight syntactic foam created by bonding together millions of engineered composite spheres. The result is a porous, chemically inert material with closely controlled crush strength and isotopic energy absorption. Using Matrix's custom designed mixing system, Kinetica™ can be cast in-situ to almost limitless volumes.
Welcome to Matrix
Matrix Composites & Engineering specialises in the design, engineering and manufacture of composite and advanced material technology solutions for the civil and infrastructure, resources, oil and gas, defence, and transportation industries. With more than 40 years-experience, Matrix has gained a reputation as an industry leader and has become a major exporter of Australian goods and services with customers located all over the world.
Matrix’s head office in Henderson, Western Australia is home to Australia’s largest, most technologically advanced composite manufacturing facility. The facility is ISO 9001 certified and boasts a large research and development office run by scientists and material engineers from a broad spectrum of high performing industry disciplines. Coupled with highly automated processes and extensive in-house testing capabilities, Matrix consistently provides quality solutions to industries where safety and reliability are critical.
Designed for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) applications, the Matrix Cetrafoam™ moulded pipe insulation products restrict the inflow of atmospheric heat into the pipe or process equipment keeping the liquid cold and allowing it to retain its form.
The products are supplied as moulded pipe sections and pipe fittings including elbows, tees and valve boxes. They are quickly and easily installed in a single layer without the need for contraction joints which significantly reduces labour requirements and lowers installation costs. Their unique structural make-up results in minimal wastage, low dust generation and low risk of damage through handling.
Matrix's IsoBlox™ Buoyancy System
Matrix's IsoBlox™ is suitable for mooring and large offshore installation tasks. The system is highly versatile as the blocks can be fastened together to produce any number of customised shapes, sizes and uplifts ranging from 3,000kg to 150,000kg or more.
Matrix LGS® - Keep drilling when others stop
Matrix LGS® (Longitudinal Groove System) has been designed to reduce VIV and drag to allow rigs to keep drilling when they would normally have to stop. Based on simulated eddy profiles for the Gulf of Mexico, this can translate into an annual increase of 20% more uptime during eddy current events which equates to hundreds of hours, potentially saving around $15 million in lost time per annum.
Matrix LGS® delivers a significant increase in rig capability at a small capital cost and will give those who adopt this new technology a clear advantage over competitors who don't. Matrix's engineers are ready to carry out detailed riser VIV analysis to estimate just how much your operation would benefit from using Matrix LGS®.
Matrix LGS® has been designed for use across a range of cylindrical geometries in water currents. The system’s passive and low profile disrupts boundary layer instability caused by vortex induced vibration (VIV), which reduces both amplitude and drag as well as VIV fatigue. Matrix LGS® is easily installed before or after deployment, increasing operational flexibility whilst significantly reducing life cycle costs.
Matrix LGS® has undergone extensive testing at Monash University and at Canada's National Research Council in St. John's, Newfoundland. The LGS system has been successfully deployed in strong current conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and at shallow water depths off the coast of Australia as part of a pipeline remediation project.