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Development of state-of-the-art optical sensors for the monitoring of deep sea umbilicals and flexible pipelines
Author(s): P. Bettini; S. Bertoli; G. Sala; R. Gaspari; G. Pozzati
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Paper Abstract

In the search for new deposits petrochemical extraction Companies are searching in challenging environments as deep sea-beds. At the same time, especially following the Gulf of Mexico disaster, there is a justified concern about the assessment of the installed asset condition. The Aerospace Engineering Department of the Politecnico di Milano and Prysmian Group R&D Department are currently carrying over a joint research project aiming to the development of new methods for the testing and evaluation of health status and conditions to be applied in the field of deep sub-sea umbilical normally employed for the petrochemical hydrocarbon extraction. The monitoring methods and the measurement system under joint development will enable Prysmian to validate vs. full scale measurement the design analytical tools currently utilized to analyze the developed elements versus the operational scenarios for which any particular umbilical is currently designed. Additionally, together with the Politecnico di Milano, Prysmian will develop a real-time measurement system to be utilized, during operational lifetime, for the asset management of the produced sub-sea umbilicals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8343, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2012, 83430E (29 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.917502
Show Author Affiliations
P. Bettini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
S. Bertoli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
G. Sala, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
R. Gaspari, Prysmian Group (Italy)
G. Pozzati, Prysmian Group (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8343:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2012
Kevin Farinholt; Steven F. Griffin, Editor(s)

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