Providing high quality, safe equipment lies at the heart of what we do at Suretank which is why we regularly insist on carrying out offshore inspection visits when installing new assets.
During the first week of 2017, a crew from Suretank Latin America, lead by Operations Director, Eng. Giuliano Dal Bó, and Project Manager, Eng. Paolo de Luca, went offshore on board a Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Oil (FPSO) unit to carry out an inspection.
The fully equipped, highly experienced team boarded a helicopter from Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro and flew 85km offshore, to a water depth of 120metres to assess the installation conditions for a new chemical lab being built at our Suretank Latin America manufacturing facility.
This type of inspection visit is highly recommended in order to confirm the customers' design data and ensure the integrity of the equipment's fabrication and installation prior to commissioning. In this case the equipment being built was a giant laboratory measuring 5.590mm in width, 7.820mm in length, 4.100mm in height and weighing more than 24tonnes.
The onsite inspection was initiated by our international project team in Brazil with support from Suretank's highly experienced engineering team in Ireland. Our crew wanted to fully understand and experience the working conditions of the lab users in order to provide the best offshore environment for them, both day and night.
Carrying out this type of inspection also gives the crew an opportunity to offer advice on installation and commissioning.
Oil and Gas projects are often under pressure to bring projects in on time and as a result specifications in the build process can sometimes be overlooked, which in turn creates challenging conditions during the installation process when products don't fit.
Fully understanding the operational conditions is key to a successful build. Compliance to international standards, specially devised to guarantee safe operations offshore, guarantees the best market practices in offshore logistics. That's why at Suretank we adhere to the highest safety and quality standards across all of our facilities worldwide.To find out more about our inspection services please get in touch.