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A Novel Energy-absorbing Firewall Installed Offshore

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Technical Lecture
21 January 2015 18:00 - 20:00
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BG Trinidad and Tobago has undertaken a programme of modifications and upgrades over a number of years to its Dolphin Platform.  One such upgrade saw the installation of a new blast wall, further segregating hazardous areas on the installation.  As is often the case with brownfield modifications, a number of key constraints affected the design of the new blast wall, including weight and the desire to limit forces imparted by the new wall on existing topsides structures. 

The challenge facing MMI was to design a retrofit blast wall, capable of being installed during production, and featuring novel components to ease construction and absorb energy in a controlled and predictable manner in the event of an explosion.  By working closely with BGTT personnel, the construction team, and a skilled fabricator, MMI devised a novel structure, which has been safely and successfully installed.  The benefits of an integrated approach, physical testing, and careful planning will be discussed, and some useful lessons described.


Richard Holliday, Principal Consultant, Principal Consultant, MMI Engineering


Faculty of Health & Social Care Room: H223 - Aberdeen
Robert Gordon University
Garthdee Campus
Garthdee Road
AB10 7QG
United Kingdom

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