Operators, class societies targeting safer, more informative hull inspections

August 11, 2017

Floating asset owners are paying increased attention to hull integrity, particularly for assets designed for extended periods on station. Their priorities are to avoid the disruption and costs associated with having to disconnect floating facilities from subsea production systems for unplanned drydock repairs that can occur if major damage goes undetected. The challenge is to obtain useful data on hull condition safely, with minimum production disruption and in compliance with class and/or regulatory requirements.

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