Case Studies & Datasheets

UCIT

Splash zone maintenance and repair has traditionally required the use of a diver support vessel at an approximate cost of £150,000 per day. As splash zone work is highly dependent upon favourable weather conditions, the estimated cost of a splash zone workscope can increase significantly – particularly in certain areas of the North Sea. 

In collaboration with ToolTec, TRAC has developed the Universal Cleaning and Inspection Tool (UCIT), a remotely operated, platform deployed system capable of safely cleaning and inspecting various types, sizes and configurations of caissons and conductors, negating the need for divers, ROVs and DSVs. 

The UCIT leads to improved asset integrity, increased safety and provides major cost efficiencies with estimates that the tool could reduce the annual costs of a platform’s splash zone inspection by an incredible 90%.  

Elios 2

TRAC uses the Elios 2 to perform class inspections of the structural integrity of cargo tanks, which is something that needs to be completed every five years. The Elios can identify cracking, buckling and corrosion as well as being able to operate in manual mode in a GPS denied environment and possibly subject to magnetic interference. 

TRAC has also has used the system to scan for dropped objects before putting a tank into production, conducting a verification sweep to identify anything left behind, such as debris or tools, that could be sucked up into the pump and cause damage. 

Whatever your inspection needs, you can trust TRAC to use the right tool for the job. All applications have been subject to a stringent verification process. 

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Dropped Object Survey (DROPS) 

Safety is our priority and so we recognise the need to remove the potential for dropped objects which could cause death, injury or damage to assets, both on and offshore. With stringent compliance to safety standards and relevant regulatory requirements, we can survey your entire asset, including: 

  • Gratings 
  • Piping & Equipment 
  • Toe Boards 
  • Swing Gates 
  • Ladders 
  • Flood Lights 
  • CCTV Cameras 
  • Junction Boxes 
  • Cable trays 
  • Scaffolding 
  • Cranes 

Lifting Equipment Inspection 

TRAC recognises the need for its clients to perform safe and successful lifting operations. 

This depends upon the continued safety and integrity of the lifting equipment used. TRAC has the capability to provide continuous inspection as required by the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). Full examination, inspection and testing of lifting equipment is required at intervals of 6 to 12 months depending on the equipment type, this should be in line with an examination schedule which TRAC project managers can assist in creating. Equipment should also be examined if subjected to damage or if it has been out of use for an extended period. 

Lifting Equipment Engineers Association 

TRAC is a full member of The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), membership involves regular safety and standards audits. The LEEA Code of Practice for the safe use of lifting equipment is recognised worldwide as the most up to date and authoritative source of information relating to lifting equipment integrity. Experienced TRAC operatives involved in the inspection and testing of lifting equipment have undertaken LEEA qualifications which include practical training and classroom sessions based on lifting accessories, equipment examination processes and criteria for continued periods of service. 

Safety, Reports and Risk Assessments 

Maintenance and ensuring the safety of lifting equipment is also a requirement of Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). TRAC can carry out risk assessment and keep records of inspections as required by this standard. If defects are found, we notify our client immediately, advising effective action to manage risk. All defects are written into a report even if rectified immediately (for example by the destruction of a sling). 

Class 

TRAC has highly experienced project engineers and inspectors fully conversant with hull structural survey requirements and we are certified by the following IACS member classification societies: 

Applications: 

  • Close Visual Inspection (including use of Mini ROV in water ballast tanks) 
  • Thickness Measurement 
  • Marine Piping 
  • Secondary Structure 
  • Hull Penetrations 
  • Cathodic Protection 
  • Coating Systems 
  • UAV Surveys 

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