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Falmouth Scientific Monitors deep Water Risers


Image: FSI Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI), a global leader in precision oceanographic instrumentation and marine systems integration, is pleased to announce that it is providing equipment and services to Chevron Makassar Ltd in Indonesia to monitor the drilling induced vibration (DIV) on Deep Water Top Tension Risers (TTRs) during Extended-Reach Drilling (ERD) operations. FSI's USS-110 accelerometer/inclinometer based systems are placed at specific depths on the risers by reusable ROV deployable clamps that were custom designed and manufactured specifically for this application by FSI and their partner, Electronics Measurements Company of Houston, TX. The data from the systems is transmitted acoustically and monitored in near real time by support engineers on the platform, and used to identify overstress conditions that could potentially result in rapid fatigue and reduced service life of the risers. FSI has a strong history in this arena dating back to the original system deployments for Unocal in this same geographic region in 2000 to 2004. FSI is able to provide complete system solutions that include hardware, software, and on-site support engineering. Falmouth Scientific offers other sensor based products such as current, wave, and tide meters; eco- and user-friendly sub-bottom seismic systems; portable sidescan sonar imaging; and acoustic positioning and relocation beacons. Service areas include custom design, development, integration, and production of marine systems and acoustic transducers; and manufacturing services such as prototyping, product assembly, encapsulation (potting), calibration, and pressure testing.


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