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
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.
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