CHAIN OUT OF PLANE BENDING FATIGUE CHAIN OUT OF PLANE BENDING FATIGUE. CHAIN OPB JIP Main Objective: Address the OPB phenomenon and prevent mooring systems from OPB risk. The JIP program included chain testing and FEA work and developed a design practice for verifying mooring systems against OPB. Main Participants: SBM, Technip, Sofec, Noble, Denton,…
VMi delivers quality Engineering Services to de Oil&Gas and Floating Wind industries, throughout the Mooring Integrity Management (MIM) lifecycle, i.e. from Design, Construction, Installation, in-service Inspection, and fitness-for-service or life extension assessments.
Management of ageing mooring systems becomes fundamental especially when assets approach their design lifetime. Degradation phenomena of certain parts above design criteria is not unusual, and it is important to identify, quantify and assess the condition of mooring systems to understand the risk of mooring failure.
We use state-of-the art inspection, lab testing, full-scale testing and software, to carry out comprehensive engineering studies to deliver expert judgment to allow our customers make appropriate decisions regarding life completion, life extension, or need for intervention.