Computed radiography deployed by a subsea remotely operated vehicle
In contrast, topsides plant inspection is synonymous with NDT and invariably means components undergo some form of non-destructive examination to provide integrity information. In addition, the last 15 years or so has seen a revolution in NDT systems and inspection companies have gradually introduced Advanced NDT systems to their range of services, to meet the ever-increasing demands from Risk Based Inspection (RBI) approaches to managing pressure systems.
The upstream oil and gas industry is now applying the same RBI approach subsea, but with the ever-present HSE restrictions on using divers in addition to deeper water exploration and production, there is a growing requirement for ROV-deployed NDT systems.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Global Technology Manager and Bernie Steel, ASNT Level III, MInstNDT is Principal NDT Engineer at Oceaneering International Inspection, Pitmedden Road, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0DP, Scotland.
Publication date: March 1, 2008
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