|Document ID (ISN)||104335|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 328
Health and Safety Executive
||Acoustic monitoring of the hulls of floating production storage and offshore facilities (FPSOs) for corrosion and damage
||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.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr328.pdf [in English]
||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.
||corrosion; United Kingdom; ultrasonic testing; metal fatigue; offshore oil extraction; floating plant
||report; reliability; non-destructive testing; crack detection; description of technique; inspection
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Petroleum and natural gas industry