To perform testing of a platform's subsea supports, there is now a tool that allows evaluation on short notice without extensive member preparation. The expansion of topside facilities can be undertaken with confidence, and the sale or purchase of the platform is enhanced when proof of the structural integrity is presented. With advances in the use of nucleonics, flooded member testing and evaluation is performed in 5 seconds, successfully and economically. Gamma ray flooded member detection is performed by qualified personnel, is approved by Lloyd's Register for recertification in the North Sea area, and is widely used. With today's emphasis on safe long term use of existing facilities, this easy, proven method of inspection should be the forefront of options available. This paper presents the theory and practical aspects of the use of gamma ray radiation to test submerged pipes, legs or structural supports.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC 95, 27th Annual Offshore Technology Conf; 1-4 May 1995; Houston, Tx, USA. Procs. Vol 3, ppr 7808, p 61 [4 p, 1 ref, 2 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Spencer, J
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00727713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM