Claxton uncovered: a day in the life of the in-house design manager
FINDING A SOLUTION
After the problem has been fully understood and a delivery date for the product or service is confirmed, one member of the engineering team takes the lead on designing and calculating a solution.
After signing off from the client on the solution put in front of them, the design is reviewed and the drawings, analysis and calculations are then checked and approved internally here at Claxton before being sent to our suppliers to be manufactured. Using nearby suppliers, we are able to monitor and check every stage of the product from beginning to end.
After the product is delivered to Claxton from the supplier, we put it through a rigorous test for form, fit and function to ensure it will perform as required for our client. The product is then sent to the field to be installed, generally by Claxton’s own team of offshore technicians.
MAIN INDUSTRY PROBLEM?
For us in the design team, we need as much information as possible to offer the best solution to clients. The more information we have, the better and quicker we can solve the problem.
MAIN TREND IN THE INDUSTRY?
At the minute, there is a big appetite to extend the life of assets. The industry is trying to keep existing assets working rather than looking to new builds. This hasn’t stopped our team creating innovative products in the last few years such as our self-adjusting centralizer and a 400-tonne slimline tension ring.
WHAT CAN CLIENTS DO TO GET THE BEST FROM YOU AND YOUR TEAM?
As well as giving us as much information as possible, as discussed above, clients should look to involve us as early as possible in the process. Whether it’s a new riser project or the repair of existing assets, we can help them better when we are brought in from the start.
Asset Life Extension Case Study Pack
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