Ageing and Life Extension of Offshore Facilities
Chapter 6. Integrity Management of Ageing Offshore Structures: Technical Developments and Challenges
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The offshore industry in the North Sea and other parts of the world is a mature industry and a significant and ever-increasing proportion of the infrastructure is being operated beyond the original design life. This requires the implementation of a suitable integrity management system based on the use of codes, standards and guidance, which have been developed from a considerable body of research over many years, to enable the safe operation of ageing structures. During this time, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has led the commissioning of relevant research aimed at developing suitable guidance in support of its enforcement...