Five learning points from the Claxton structural conductor integrity webinar
4. AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF FATIGUE, VORTEX INDUCED VIBRATIONS CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE…
and reduce the life of drilling risers used on platforms. VIV suppression devices can help negate the impact of this, which can include strakes around the riser to disrupt the formation of vortices or fairings that are designed to smooth the flow.
5. DAMAGED GUIDES OCCUR DUE TO EITHER CORROSION…
or as mentioned in point 3, poor centralization. While damaged guides can be replaced, operators can prevent this from happening by reducing the amount of clearance between the guides and conductors or centralizers and putting into practice an inspection and maintenance program that monitors their life and existence along with other assets.
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Asset Life Extension Buyers Guide
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