Case Study 2010. FPSO Towing Monitoring


Samsung Heavy Industries / Global Maritime Engineering


To monitor dynamic strain at various points on the Flare Tower on board BP’s Skarv FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) vessel. The purpose is to ensure that no fatigue damage occurs during the long tow from its manufacturing port in South Korea to its operation site offshore Norway.


16 SmartPatch sensors, SmartScan instrumentation, and interconnecting fibre were successfully installed & commissioned by a SF Technician in 3 days


Top Left Image Below  - BP's Skarv FPSO
Middle Image Below  - The flare tower
Right image Below  - SmartPatch Sensor application on tower leg
Lower Left Image Below  - Installed sensor with waterproof coating

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