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Document ID (ISN)104335
CIS number 05-710
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2979-1
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 328
Author(s) Harper M.F.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Acoustic monitoring of the hulls of floating production storage and offshore facilities (FPSOs) for corrosion and damage
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. ii, 45p. 55 ref. Price: GBP 10.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract This project explored means of monitoring the structural integrity of floating production, storage and offshore facilities (FPSOs) using structural acoustics. It involved a review of published literature and a series of interviews with experts involved in the design, construction, operation, maintenance and inspection of FPSOs. It was concluded that there are only two technologies that have a realistic chance of reaching practical application: acoustic emission monitoring and sparse-array monitoring using guided waves (Lamb waves). The former is applicable to monitoring crack growth and the latter to crack detection and corrosion monitoring.
Descriptors (primary) corrosion; United Kingdom; ultrasonic testing; metal fatigue; offshore oil extraction; floating plant
Descriptors (secondary) report; reliability; non-destructive testing; crack detection; description of technique; inspection
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry