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RR328 - Acoustic monitoring of the hulls of Floating Production Storage and Offloading facilities (FPSOs) for corrision and damage

This work explored possible means of monitoring the structural health of Floating Production, Storage and Offshore facilities (FPSOs) using structural acoustics. After wide consultation, it was concluded that there are only two technologies that stand a realistic chance of reaching practical application: acoustic emission monitoring and sparse-array monitoring using guided waves (Lamb waves). The former will be applicable to monitoring crack growth; the latter to crack detection and corrosion monitoring.

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Updated 2015-09-14