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Riser Protection System

The RPS is a mooring system deployed in the North Sea to act as a visual deterrent for approaching vessels. PDL engineers spent a number of weeks on site in Aberdeen, Scotland as part of the customer's offshore design team. The work was carried out in in OrcaFlex® Global analysis software.

The protection system consisted of an eight point mooring system made of chain and polyester rope attached with spar and pull-through buoys at the surface. PDL engineers were responsible for assessing the ULS (Ultimate Limit State) and FLS (Fatigue Limit State) of the existing system.

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Posted: 19th Aug 2015 in 'PDL Case Studies'
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