X-Matt® mattresses provide an innovative way to support pipelines and spools in expansion whilst actively stabilizing the seabed and controlling scour.
X-Matt® is ideal for supporting zero radius bends, expansion spools and pipeline axial expansion.
A continuous HDPE surface provides a low friction, abrasion free sliding surface for the pipeline or spool to slide on. It allows designers to guarantee expansion and buckling will occur as per the design and that the pipeline will not be overstressed due to burial. It also works in conjunction with counteract structures to ensure zero radius bends and expansion occur without the risk of the pipeline becoming buried or caught under the structure.