STEEL PLATFORM FABRICATION--THE DESIGNER/FABRICATOR INTERFACE
This paper deals with the steels and fabrication methods used in typical fixed offshore platforms designed and fabricated by the McDermott engineering group for use in deep water North Sea locations. Following a brief description of a platform and its service environment, the various specified steel types are then reviewed and the reasons for their choice summarized. The various welding methods and filler metals used are also discussed. Each major part of the platform is then examined with respect to: (a) typical steels and their application, (b) typical welding methods and filler metals, and (c) measures for improving reliability of structures and avoiding fabrication problems. Order from: BSRA No. 48,084.
- Paper presented at Conference on Performance of Offshore Structures in Chester, November 5-7, 1976.
Institution of MetallurgistsNorthway House, High Road, Whetstone
London N20 9LW, England
- MCLEAN, A
- Oerhlein, R
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Fillers (Materials); Materials selection; Offshore platforms; Offshore structures; Reliability; Steel; Structural analysis; Structural design; Welding
- Uncontrolled Terms: Structural reliability
- Old TRIS Terms: Offshore platform design; Steel selection; Welding filler materials; Welding offshore structures; Welding procedures
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00174227
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM