Bad Vibes: Using Coatings to Eliminate Vortex-Induced Vibration of Riser Strings on Deep-Water Offshore Structures

From JPCL, February 2016

By Peter Bock

When the length of the riser piping on an oil production platform increases for structures in deep water, vortex-induced vibrations can crack joints in the riser string or rupture the riser pipe itself, causing a potentially disastrous oil spill. The author describes a project where coatings provided a preventative solution....

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Tagged categories: Corrosion protection; Fiberglass; Fiberglass Jacket System; Immersion service; Offshore; Program/Project Management; Shop-applied coatings

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