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OTO 2001/073

Failure modes, reliability and integrity of floating storage unit (FPSO,FSU) turret and swivel systems

Provides an independent assessment of established and emerging designs of turret and swivel systems for FPSOs and FSUs and has been undertaken as part of the HSE's Mainstream Research Programme.It provides an information source, guidance and practical handbook for HSE inspectors,both expert and with limited FPSO exposure. Should prove useful to HSE inspectors;providing practical information in evaluating Safety Cases,assessing incident reports,prior to site visits, and to raise the level of awareness of safety issues in this rapidly evolving technology. Addresses the full turret system including support structure and flexible riser attachments.

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Updated 2010-03-19