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RR199 - TEMPSC Structural Design Basis Determination. Part 2 - Design Events and Failure Capabilities

This report part 2 covers phase 2 of a three phase HSE-funded study into the structural design basis determination for Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft (TEMPSC). Part 1 addresses Structural Design Basis determination, part 3 Event Levels and Safety Margins. Emphasis is placed on typical TEMPSC that are currently in-service in the UK sector of the North Sea, and to that end the generic TEMPSC assessed is a 50-man, Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), side-on davit-launched craft, stationed on a fixed steel platform. Such a craft is typical of lifeboats installed in the early to mid 1980's and therefore is designed and manufactured in accordance with the pre-1986 amendments to the 1974 Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations.

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Updated 2010-03-19