Platform Case Study

Platform crane fault

Cost-efficient critical asset maintenance

Challenge

A North Sea operator approached MDL with a safety-critical issue on a platform's main crane. The crane had a history of load lowering prior to the actual lift. The fault had been reviewed by various parties without success.


MDL Solution

MDL carried out a remote engineering and hydraulic review before traveling to the asset, where it supplied skilled engineers and monitoring equipment to identify and witness the issue and then rectify the fault accordingly. On completion, a test was carried out to prove the effectiveness of the upgrade.


Outcomes

Thanks to the detailed planning and "desktop" engineering executed onshore, MDL was able to reduce on-site time and related POB constraints in identifying and rectifying the root cause of the fault. This allowed an offshore trial, witness of the issue and a survey to be completed in a reduced time, optimising the asset's maintenance schedule and budget.

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