- During the process of handling and winding the hose on a FPSO reel, the MBC is subject to high bending moments and axial loads.
- Whether the MBC is connected to single or double carcass hoses, the MBC will be exposed to regular increased axial and bending moments. PetalC is designed to manage these scenarios.
- Gall Thomson has supplied more than 50 MBCs to FPSOs - each possessing specific operational and design parameters within Reel applications. Certain FPSO systems have dictated the use of transit bolts. PetalC removes the need for transit bolts in many of these situations. *
These loads will vary, depending on the hose data, the reel design and operating parameters.
Parameters include purging pressure, offloading flow rate, crude characteristics and the offshore conditions during deployment or storage of the hose string.