It is generally accepted that machine failures can be prevented by regular monitoring of machine vibration levels. Such benefits are highly desirable for offshore production platforms, and the paper presents details of recent field experience which shows quantitatively that regular monitoring not only reduces equipment failure, but that it also increases equipment reliability. The paper also presents some preliminary vibration data for first generation North Sea platform equipment, which demonstrates the value of checking vibro-mechanical condition onshore before equipment is installed in the complex dynamic environment of the platform.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 321-332

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V2, OTC 2552 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM