BPP-TECH, in alliance with Welaptega, provides a comprehensive “Fitness for Purpose” evaluation of floating vessel mooring systems. An on-site, detailed quantitative underwater inspection is a critical component for advanced assessments.
Mooring failure is a Class 1 hazard, the highest rating by the UK Health and Safety Executive.
Operators and asset managers receive quality intelligence on their asset’s mooring condition, providing a factual basis for actions to reduce the risk of failure.
Service failures result from age-related wear and damage from environmental and structural forces. Combine these with unknown manufacturing or installation defects, makes an assesment a logical next step.
Inspection & Analysis
Data are gathered whilst the asset remains operational. Underwater, state of the art, high definition, 3D imaging technologies intelligently targetted at the high-risk sections of the mooring system. Experienced naval architects and mechanical engineers analyse the data and draw practical recommendations.
A comprehensive and clear assessment of the condition of the mooring system is provided. This identifies defects, impact damage, wear, and corrosion including:
Most probable failure modes
Quantify degraded components
Establish ‘fitness for purpose’
Limiting conditions for the system’s survival
System design reassessment based on API, IACS member classification society standards
Remaining service life
A highly useable "Fitness for Purpose" report that combines the results of the inspection with the system design, operational and metocean data is produced.
The report satisfies the demands of certification and regulation bodies whilst also providing ‘Floating Unit Mooring Assessments” (FUMA) for insurers.
A recommended inspection regime matching the operator’s requirements, identifying future inspection, maintenance, monitoring, and replacement programs is provided.