Riser flex joint metrology


Ashtead Technology was contracted by a leading subsea engineering and construction firm to develop a solution which would ensure deep-water riser systems and flex joints remained fully operational.

Solution

We developed a unique solution incorporating cameras, lights and lasers onto a flex joint cleaning tool enabled with streaming of high bandwidth video via the ROVs on board. This was the first successful installation of such technology on an ROV. High definition images and video were captured and delivered to the client.

Benefits delivered

High definition data was processed and used to create a 3D model. Baseline of elastomer material inside the flex joint was established to qualify and assess the deterioration rate.