ENHANCING THE PERFORMANCE OF OFFSHORE STEEL STRUCTURES

The object of this review is to present to those engaged in the design of offshore structures, and those charged with their maintenance, information concerning the manner in which testing often is performed as well as the performance of a variety of steel compositions which led to the development of several new proprietary steels. New data are presented concerning the long-term performance of protective coatings on steel. In addition, new data are presented concerning the long-term performance of thermally applied or metallized coatings on steel. Selected case histories are cited for the insight they provide toward the effective use of steel in offshore structures. By including an extensive bibliography, many useful data are brought to the attention of the practicing engineer.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 6th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 6-8, 1974. Requests for this paper should be directed to David L. Riley, Offshore Technology Conference.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Coburn, S K
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 30 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #2139 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM