Safe evacuation from offshore petroleum installations

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Conference34th Offshore Technology Conference, 6-9 May 2002, Houston, TX.
Subjectlifeboat; evacuation; safety
AbstractMarine evacuation systems used on offshore petroleum installations have been investigated using a series of model experiments in a large test facility. The performance of a conventional twin-falls davit launched lifeboat system was evaluated during launching, cleaning and sail-away phases of the evacuation process from a bottom fixed installation. Performance was examined as a function of weather conditions, from calm water up to Beaufort 8. Based on the results, some guidance is given concerning the rational design of evacuation system configurations.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5802
NPARC number8895636
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