As ships and offshore structures age, corrosion, local buckling, local overstressing, accidents, and fatigue cracks may become a problem. Viking Systems offers structural solutions to extend the life of the vessel by performing a series of steps to ensure the life extension leads to succesfully extending the vessel's life to perform without repair for a new use phase of the vessel.  These steps include:

  • Review of class records to identify past problems

    • Corrosion, Cracking, Thinning

    • Local Buckling and Denting

    • Past voyages

  • Identification of Intended New Service

    • New service requirements

    • New structure and equipment required

    • Design Life required

    • Environmental Loads

  • Structural Analysis

    • Global and Local Class Rule Strength Evaluation

    • Understanding Past and Future Fatigue Demands

    • Determination of areas requiring Renewal

    • Optimization to avoid unnecessary Renewal

    • Determination of required Reinforcements

    • Implementation of Safety Factors

  • Preparation of Documentation

    • Structural Drawings for Owner and Class Approval

    • Reports for Class Approval

 

Identification of areas requiring inspection during conversion based on class requirements.