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Experiences in the use of ACFM for Offshore Platform Inspection in Brazil

Francisco Carlos R. Marques, Marcus Vinicius M. Martins
PETROBRAS - Brazil
David A. Topp
TSC Inspection Systems - England
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ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION

THE ACFM TECHNIQUE

EQUIPMENT USED IN THE STUDIES

TRAINING AND CERTIFICIATION

ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS

RESULTS FROM FIELD TRIALS

NEW DEVELOPMENT IN ACFM TECHNOLOGY

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

  1. Smith, M. "Underwater ACFM - Inspection Procedure", Technical Software Consultants Limited, September 1995.
  2. Martins, M.V.M. "Procedimento para Operacão do Detector de Trincas U21, de Fabricacão de Firma Technical Software Consultants Limited, utilizando o programa WAMI 4 x" - PETROBRAS, junho, 1998.
  3. Fernandes, J., et all "Relatório de inspecão com ACFM no E&P-RNCE" - PETROBRAS, novembro, 1998.
  4. Martins, M.V.M., Marques, F.C.R. "Inspecão em soldas estruturais da platforma PETROBRAS-V (PA-16) com a técnica ACFM" - Comunicacão Técnica SEMEC 042/99 - PETROBRAS, marco 1999.
  5. Marques, F.C.R. "Inspecão Estrutural Submarina por ACFM nas Plataformas Marítimas do Caerá", PETROBRAS, maio 1999.

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