Bowtech Supplies vision system for Riser Inspection
Bowtech Products won a contract by Imes to supply cameras and lights for a Riser Visual Inspection System, which has been used on BP Norge’s Skarv development project in the Norwegian Sea.
The contract from Imes involved the supply of the camera and lighting components for a visual inspection system, capable of monitoring the pull-in and hand-off of flexible risers on BP Norge’s Skarv FPSO. The system included four sets of cameras and lights, all of which were certified explosion proof to ATEX regulations and installed at 90° intervals around the i-tube, similar to the riser system already in use on the BP Schiehallion FPSO.
The system also permitted the inspection of the whole circumference of the tube and inspection over a vertical length of around 30 m, using articulated belts and was designed to operate in air, as well as underwater, in water depths of up to 100 m.