Bowtech Products Ltd worked in partnership with IMES Group to produce a riser inspection system which was successfully used to view and record riser installation activities on the BP Schiehallion FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading system).
The mechanical aspects of the design involved the system frame and the hydraulic rotating and positioning components used on the tool.
Mounted on the frame are three pan, tilt & zoom, colour, explosion proof video cameras to enable viewing of the riser replacement from different angles. All three cameras are controlled from a top-side electronic control suite on deck using the custom-designed Bowtech Products Ltd Controller.
There are also seven explosion proof LED lamps mounted in clusters on the frame of the tool, the brightness of each cluster of lights is controlled using the Bowtech controller.
Bowtech engineering experts were responsible for the top side electronic control suite, cameras, lights, cabling etc. and provided on-site support during the installation and operation of the system.
Ian Hamilton, Project Manager at IMES Ltd said: "Bowtech was the only supplier who was able to offer Imes a solution to our demanding inspections needs. We worked closely with their expert engineers, from concept design to deployment, and the dedication and commitment displayed was a key factor in the successful delivery and deployment of this highly complex, critical inspection system."