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Document ID (ISN)112126
CIS number 11-0868
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 685
Author(s) May P., Mendy G., Tallett P, Sanderson D., Sharp J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Structural integrity monitoring: Review and appraisal of current technologies for offshore applications
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. vi, 95p. Illus. 14 ref.
Internet access RR_685.pdf [in English]
Abstract With the ageing of the North Sea fleet of platforms and semi-submersibles, the importance of maintaining structural integrity offshore is increasingly recognized and structural inspection plays a significant role in demonstrating ongoing integrity and the potential for life extension. Structural integrity (SI) monitoring can complement existing inspection techniques to provide greater confidence in structural integrity or to reduce inspection cost. It has been found that offshore experience of SI monitoring is limited to date and that current systems are for bespoke applications. This report focuses on fixed steel structures, topsides and semi-submersible hulls.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; structural steel work; maintenance; inspection; offshore oil extraction; description of technique
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of equipment; public OSH institutions; research; literature survey; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry