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Qualified Assessment for Lifetime Extension of Flexible Risers

Qualified Assessment for Lifetime Extension of Flexible Risers

Category
Part of a book/report
Abstract
There have been many challenges with respect to long term operation of flexible pipes, in many cases with the need to replace or repair them before the end of the initial design life. The number of identified failure mechanisms and observed failure events is also increasing. In the present paper, some typical issues that arise during the process of integrity assessment and qualification for lifetime extension are outlined. More detailed considerations are illustrated in relation to a particular case study. This involves elaboration of the different steps which are required in order to be able to extend the lifetime of a flexible riser for the case of corrosive annulus environments. The particular case of an outer sheath damage is applied for the purpose of illustration.
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • 4subsea
  • SINTEF Ocean / Energi og transport
Year
2015
Published in
International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) [proceedings]
ISSN
1523-651X
Publisher
ASME Press
Book
Proceedings ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Volume 5A: Pipeline and Riser Technology
Booklet
5A
ISBN
978-0-7918-5651-2