Mooring lines have been identified as safety critical systems on offshore platforms. Failure can result in disastrous consequences.
High-profile mooring failures have focused operators, regulators, insurers and certifying agencies on the importance of mooring integrity.
Mooring Integrity Joint industry projects have highlighted the role of mooring systems in the safe operation of floating platforms.
Moorings have taken a larger role in offshore work as exploration and production goes into deeper waters and floating platforms are required.
Mooring lines are subject to immense environmental and structural forces:
Welaptega developed the Chain Measurement System (CMS) to address the challenge of mooring integrity in floating production and mobile drilling units.
Welaptega CMS is an optical caliper system that measures mooring chain dimensions
Results are compared to industry standards to assess operational viability.
Welaptega CMS also allows for an up-close visual inspection of individual links enabling assessment the material condition of links.
The CMS uses synchronous digital images from several cameras.