On-Station Repair Category

All on-station repair related pages and news from Marine Technical Limits – specialists in FPSO Integrity and Repair Management solutions.

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FPSO Tank Ventilation – Air Change Rate

While building regulations worldwide are quite prescriptive when considering the volume of ventilation required for different spaces, there is a distinct lack of guidance for the ventilation of confined spaces, in terms of air changes per hour or even what constitutes “adequate ventilation.” To a layperson or to a professional in the field this just …

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The confined space entry paradox

There is no environment more hostile to life than space. Why then, do NASA continue to train and send people into space? Quite simply, because there are many jobs that cannot be done remotely. Perhaps the highest risk of these activities, extravehicular activities (EVAs), happen regularly. This year alone, 12 EVAs have been executed to …

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Removal and Reinstatement of Pipe Stack

In the last year we have completed a unique world-first project which involved the destruct and reinstatement of a submerged cargo pump pipe stack while an FPSO was on-station and operational.   Our team was first approached about the project by an oil operator early 2019. The client, third party inspection resources and our team of specialists, initially undertook an inspection in its off-spec tank No.4 (OST 4C). …

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END2END SERVICE – THE WAY OF WORKING

In the current economic climate, and with a reduction in the price of oil, the energy sector is having to consider how it works with third party organisations. More efficiency, cost effectiveness and lean work scopes will be the new way of working. Luckily for our clients we have been innovating, thinking differently and driving …

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MTL ANNOUNCES £400K INVESTMENT AND SIX NEW EMPLOYEES

ON WAY TO £4.8MILL TURNOVER FPSO and marine vessel integrity and repair management company, Marine Technical Limits (MTL), has announced the appointment of six new recruits as part of a £400,000 investment in the organisation. It comes as the firm, which now employs 44 people, targets turnover of £4.8million this year. The Kintore-based company, which …

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Lead Naval Architect Presents at University of Strathclyde

Lead Naval Architect Ian Stewart delivered a successful presentation on 13 November 2019  to students at the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering. Ian, who discussed how to perform sub-surface structural hull repairs to FPSOs, while on station, said: “Having studied at the university I’m delighted to be back after …

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