[Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by Bill Stewart]
When it comes to ensuring there are few accidents, riser analysis is an important preventative measure. It can also be one of the most important steps you take to learn about the repair needs and structural damage you are facing. Whether you have a traditional offshore drilling rig to manage or another underwater structure, having a well qualified professional to help you through the process is essential. It also helps to know as much as possible about what the process is and what you can expect from that company.
#1: What type of experience does the company have?
When it comes to high quality work, that is an understatement in this industry. You need a company that will provide you with exceptional service for your riser analysis. That means they should have ample experience. Even though new companies are always popping up, it takes experience to make the best decisions and to avoid missing even the smallest of details.
#2: What type of technology is in play?
One of the best ways to work with a company for this service is through technology. That is, you need a company that uses the latest in marine technology to comprehensively inspect your systems and structures. Look for a company that is using the cutting edge technology necessary to really ensure accuracy in the report provided. Because of the importance of details and comprehensive service, it is not beneficial to most property owners to use a company that is using anything less than the highest quality of technology. As ScienceDaily.com reports, technology can help detect a wide range of problems. A program like Orcaflex, for example, is ideal.
#3: Do you even need this service?
According to Wikipedia.org, a marine drilling riser has a large diameter and there are various main tubes that carry product. There is high pressure present. There are incredible amounts of parts involved. For all of these reasons, it is critical to detect problems as soon as they happen or even before they do. For that reason, you may need to have this type of examination and analysis on a regular basis.
#4: What can you expect from the process?
When you hire a company to handle this process for you, you need to work with them one on one to ensure the process goes smoothly. You’ll also want to ensure that you ask any questions you have. Take some time to consider all of your options carefully. And, you can expect a smooth process when you have taken the time to hire the best in the business to handle your project.
When it comes down to it, riser analysis is nothing you should put off. It is something that you should invest heavily in when necessary and according to the standards in place in your area.