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Document ID (ISN)66368
CIS number 96-1052
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0994-4
Year 1995
Convention or series no. OTH 93 415
Author(s) Sharrock I., Wong S.
Health and Safety Executive, Offshore Technology Report
Title Development of walkdown procedures and pilot study for the assessment of topsides equipment subject to blast induced vibrations
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1995. vi, 73p. Illus. 2 ref. Price: GBP 24.00.
Abstract A methodology for the assessment of offshore platform topsides equipment was developed based on walkdown techniques: methodical, on-site visual evaluations of the equipment. The methodology was verified in a pilot study of a mid 1980s vintage North Sea platform. Two critical safety related systems with representative mechanical and electrical equipment were selected for demonstration purposes. Conclusions are presented which show the feasibility of the method and discuss key points required for its correct implementation, limitations to its use and potential further applications. Glossary.
Descriptors (primary) vibration; offshore oil extraction; inspection; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; description of technique; results of explosions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Risk evaluation