Isolation chambers for hot work lessen platform shut in

Four custom built isolation chambers for structural welding proved effective for minimizing platform shut downs on BP PLC’s operated APN-MM development project in the Java Sea, off Indonesia, according to Hot-Hed Inc., the manufacture of the chambers. Work from the habitats included welding the main brace, main beam, and tie-in on the cellar deck and subcellar deck on the MM platform in the Java Sea. The size of the two habitats is 2.4 m by 1.8 m, top left, and 5 m by 5 m on the bottom (Fig. 1). Photo from Hot-Hed Inc. Click here to enlarge imageThe company said that its habitat chambers (Fig. 1) allowed the project to carry out hot work continuously for 16 days on the MM platfor...

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