[Posted on November 20th, 2013 by Bill Stewart]
Issues happen on the water all the time and Orcaflex works to prevent these. Analysis of moorings, tie-downs, buoys, rope materials and potential marine conditions can help you to make better decisions for your business. You don’t want to run into problems and when you have analysis you can count on, you avoid problems more often.
The last thing you need is a marine accident investigation to take place because you failed to use Orcaflex to learn about the water conditions. All it takes is a little extra wind or waves to throw a major wrench in your offshore setup. Regardless of whether you’re drilling or you’re setting up a fishing expedition, you need to plan for everything.
When you have the right analysis software, you don’t need to worry about whether you are making the best decisions because the reports will give you confirmation one way or another. You simply need to work on training employees so they understand how to use the software to pull the necessary reports.
Orcaflex is only going to be as good as the person working the program. This means that employees need to be trained on it. You should then ensure that employees are training new employees so everyone is capable of using the software. When more people are capable of analyzing the data, you can avoid mistakes on the water.
If a buoy isn’t capable of dealing with strong winds, you need to get a stronger buoy. If a mooring is loose, it may involve vessels being pulled up from the water. You don’t need an accident to take place on your watch. Not only is it going to cost you money, it could cost you lives as well. Additionally, you may face a significant amount of bad press due to an accident that could have been avoided.
The water is not as friendly as many people believe it to be. If you’ve ever been out on a boat during a tropical storm, you know the wind and waves can be very violent. They can cause a significant amount of damage and put a lot of people and equipment at risk. All it takes is one situation where the analysis isn’t done to cause a devastating outcome.
You need to work with worst-case scenarios. You won’t know how to prepare your boats or your staff unless you do. This will ensure you avoid problems altogether. If you plan for a worst-case scenario with Orcaflex, you will get the reporting criteria you need to make the necessary adjustments to your ties, your buoys and everything else.
When you work on the water, you have to be prepared. The only way to be prepared is with sufficient analysis. technology software can do the analysis so you don’t have to. Orcaflex is used by top technology firms around the globe.