We were commissioned by a renowned manufacturer for the offshore industry to take part in the development of a hose reel. This reel will be used on a Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) unit under marine conditions. The reel should be able to support a hose with a length of approximately 200 metres and a weight of 140 tonnes.
FEM analysis of hose reel
Engineering Analysis provided advice on how to improve the strength of the reel in the concept phase. In addition, the load spectrum of the reel was determined, FEM calculations were carried out in accordance with the AISC standard, and the fatigue was determined in accordance with Det Norske Veritas DNV. The analysis report was approved by the inspection authority (NoBo).
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