Hose life depends also on the quality of the maintenance. Repairing any damage as soon as it appears and planning for superficial damage to be repaired onshore may prevent it from becoming worse or even irreversible and catastrophic.
Thus, we provide preventive maintenance in order to keep the hoses string fully operational for a new oil offloading.
To ensure quality and efficiency of the maintenance, we determine the service life of each hose type, we anticipate the hoses replacement in time and we manage efficiently the onshore stock of spare parts.
According to the OCIMF and manufacturers recommendations, the following inspections/tests are performed following a maintenance plan:
Floating / submarine hoses used offshore are exposed to several risks such as:
The external hose body can be repaired only if it is superficially damaged, i.e. when steel carcasses are not damaged.
Hose life in storage may be affected by temperature, humidity, ozone, sunlight, oils, solvents, corrosive liquids and vapours, insects and rodents. Hoses are stored in our yards in accordance with OCIMF recommendations: