Tallest structure installed in Gulf

05/11/1998
Guntis MoritisProduction Editor Axial tubes in the tower section help govern the dynamic characteristics in the structure (Fig. 2 [14,079 bytes]). Ring guides allow the axial tubes to have a different motion than the structure (Fig. 3 [13,437 bytes]). An articulation point 500 ft above the seafloor also helps govern the dynamic characteristics in the structure (Fig. 4 [8,109 bytes]). The tower section of the compliant structure is 1,320 ft tall, weighs 20,200 tons, and is 90 x 90 ft (Fig. 5 [10,864 bytes]). The oil and gas pipelines will be clamped to the same leg of the structure, about 400-ft below the sea level. Shown here are the clamp holders and connec...
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