Green Considerations for Decommissioning of Gravity-based Structures
Green Considerations for Decommissioning of Gravity-based Structures

Green Considerations for Decommissioning of Gravity-based Structures

Gravity Based Structures – often referred to as GBS, are support structures which are held in place by gravity. A common application for a GBS is an offshore oil platform, and some of the earliest offshore structures use this technology.

The act of decommissioning an oilfield facility such as an offshore platform involves the safe plugging of the oil well underwater, and deconstruction and disposal of the platform structure and other equipment used in offshore oil production.

Decommissioning offshore oil and gas platforms presents inherent environmental and socio-economic impacts for which there is no single solution. Older structures such as GBS cannot be decommissioned effectively without appropriate consideration of the platform’s dynamic behavior during removal.

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Is Digitalization The Recipe For A Bright Future?
Is Digitalization the Recipe for a Bright Future?

Is Digitalization the Recipe for a Bright Future?

Digitalization is the integration of digital technologies into everyday life to create new revenue and value producing opportunities. Digitalization can do astounding things, from development of solutions to complicated problems, to exploration of our universe.

A good example of digitalization is Uber. Uber’s disruptive technology and explosive growth in the Taxi industry makes it one of the most captivating companies to emerge in the last ten years. The introduction of digitalization in the Taxi industry has made the nine-year-old company become the highest valued private start-up company in the world.

Digitalization has undoubtedly reshaped the world, A journey that began two centuries ago and since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution largely continues to effect change in every industry and thus emerging as a driver of sweeping change in the world around us.

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Phased Array Technology: Sectorial View
Phased Array Technology: Sectorial View

Phased Array Technology: Sectorial View

Overview of basic phased array technology theory

Devices using phased arrays are steadily becoming more important in the ultrasonic NDT field compared to when commercial ultrasonic instruments relied entirely on single element transducers that used piezoelectric crystal to generate and receive sound waves.

Phase shifting, or phasing, is in turn a way of controlling constructive and destructive interaction of waves by time-shifting wave fronts that originate from two or more sources. It can be used to bend, steer, or focus the energy of a wave front. Normally, A phased array system is centered around a specialized ultrasonic transducer that contains many individual elements (characteristically from 16 to 256) that can be pulsed separately in a programmed form.

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Corrosion – Rusting Metal And Your Bottom Line
Corrosion – Rusting Metal and Your Bottom Line

Corrosion – Rusting Metal and Your Bottom Line

Over the years there have been significant studies in various parts of the world on the cost of corrosion and how it affects a country’s economy. NACE International, the worldwide corrosion authority, released its 2016 IMPACT study which examines the current role of corrosion management in industry and government, and establishes best practices. The Study estimates the global cost of corrosion to be as high as US$2.5 trillion. The IMPACT study emphasizes the need for strategic decision making across all industries where corrosion is concerned.

Simply defined, corrosion is the breaking down or destruction of a material, especially a metal, through chemical reactions. The most common form of corrosion is rusting, which occurs when iron combines with oxygen and moisture.

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