- Case Studies
Mooring Fitness for Purpose (MFPA) and Future Mooring Management Strategy
Moorings are safety critical components, inherently protecting the vulnerable subsea architecture (risers, umbilicals, hoses etc), together with hydrocarbon production. Mooring failure is regarded as a Class 1 Hazard, the highest rating by the UK Health & Safety Executive.
Welaptega and BPP-TECH interpret results from mooring inspection campaigns, converting the measured mooring leg data to valuable knowledge. This allows present day mooring operational status to be established leading to reduced risks and improved future management of the mooring system.
Mooring inspection focuses on the vulnerable components of the mooring legs including terminations to reveal manufacturing, installation and operational defects (weld misalignments, notches, damage etc.) together with component degradation from corrosion and wear. These compromise the future mooring integrity leading to premature mooring leg failure.
Using industry standard analysis and software tools BPP-TECH’s experienced naval architects and mechanical engineers interpret the inspection results together with metocean data, design and operational reports provided by the mooring operator. The deliverables from the work include:
These deliverables are typical. Precise services depend on customer requirements, mooring configuration, inspection data, together with metocean, design and survey reports available etc.