January 6, 2011 by staff 

Bowtech, Bowtech Products Ltd. has partnered with IMES Group to produce an inspection system riser that was used successfully to visualize and record the activities of installation on the FPSO riser BP Schiehallion (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading system).

The mechanical aspects of the design in question under the hydraulic system and the rotating components and positioning on the tool used.

Mounted on the chassis are three pans, tilt and zoom, color video cameras to the test explosions enable the display of the riser replacement from different angles. All three cameras are controlled from a series of electronically controlled high-side on the bridge by using custom Bowtech Products Ltd controller.

There are also seven Explosionproof LED lamps mounted in clusters on the part of the tool, the controller Bowtech controls the brightness of each group of lights.

Bowtech engineering experts were responsible for the upper face following electronic controls, cameras, lights, wiring etc. and provided on-site support during installation and operation of the system.

Ian Hamilton, Project Director at IMES Ltd said: “Bowtech was the only vendor that was able to offer a solution to our Imes demanding needs of inspections. We worked closely with their expert engineers, from design to deployment, and the dedication and commitment shown was a key success factor in implementing and deploying this very complex system of critical inspection. “

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