RISK REDUCTION IN TOWING FIXED OFFSHORE STRUCTURES
The paper analyzes the causes of past towing casualties for oilfield equipment and suggests criteria for reducing repetition of them. It shows how any object can be towed in reasonable safety if it is strong enough, stable enough, and has adequate searoom. The effects of each factor on towing of north sea steel and concrete fixed structures are then considered. Future developments, pointing in the direction of longer tows of bigger structures, are outlined. Order from NSFI as No. 17285.
- European Offshore Petroleum Conference & Exhibition, Proceedings, Volume 2, London, October 24-27, 1978.
European Offshore Petroleum Conf & ExhibitionLondon, England
- Jack, R L
- Noble-Smith, D R
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: p. 59
- TRT Terms: Crashes; Offshore structures; Safety; Stability analysis; Towing devices; Towing vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Towing accidents; Towing operations; Towing safety
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00196225
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM