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Sealion Shipping adopts a new safety standard for DSV high pressure gas systems.

27th May 2015 at 09:53
The Chesterfield Integrity Management Team delivers major savings on gas cylinder periodic inspection and testing.
Sealion’s Senior Superintendent Engineer Andy Lenn, sees the Integrity Management Team's service as:

“...definitely the way forward and we plan to have the same process carried out on other Sealion ships. Previously, removal would have caused at least three weeks of downtime. AE testing is quick, clean and thorough.”

Chesterfield Special Cylinders’ Integrity Management Team completed a full inspection and test of the high pressure gas containment system aboard the 4,500 tonne diving support vessel (DSV), Toisa Paladin, during the ship’s main class renewal survey. 

Previously, Sealion had to remove all 29 cylinders at great expense, however CSC's Integrity Management Team saved the downtime and cost of removal, by deploying to Singapore for inspection and testing of the cylinder system, while it remained in place.

The project included a pre-inspection survey, stringent inspections and tests, choice of hydraulic or acoustic emission, plus ultrasonic testing and corrosion mapping – all In Situ

Our expert team discuss a typical deployment process.

This approach is so significant that DNV is re-drafting its global rules to include the choice of In Situ testing as delivered by CSC.

DNV’s Arnfinn Hansen says: “This will be the future of testing for seamless gas cylinders.”

Visit the Chesterfield Integrity Management site, to understand more about the team and the service.

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