This document summarises a study undertaken by MSL Engineering Limited for the Health and Safety Executive to review the existing and draft codified practices for the inspection of topsides. The study encompassed inspections during both fabrication and in-service. The inspection approaches recommended by the various codes and practices were critically appraised to determine the type and level of inspection required for topside structural components. The objective of the study was to assist HSE in developing guidelines for improving performance standards for fabrication and in-service topside inspection.
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