Summary: 

During biannual mooring system inspection campaign, FPSO operator reported significant wear on 105mm studded chain links beneath the splash zone.

Client was unable to quantitatively confirm the condition of the mooring links and assure the continued safe operation of the installation.


Savante Technical Assistance

 

FRAQ - FIRST RESPONSE ANOMALY QUALIFICATION

  • Moved straight to SRAV

SRAV - SECOND RESPONSE ANOMALY VISUALISATION

  • Laser scanner deployed.
  • Anomalies scanned with WROV in free-flight.

Outcome:

Confirmed areas of wear loss and chain link elongation.  Oil operator has developed a progressive inspection program to monitor for further chain degradation.  Chain replacement program created.

Operational safety never compromised.  Integrity and company brand protected.