Applus+ in Indonesia has completed an inspection of offshore container manufacture for an oil and gas company in Gresik. The project took about a month to finish, from the design review to the manufacturing survey and prototype testing.
Unique among shipping containers, the offshore container typically serves as a space for storage, accommodation for personnel, and transport of goods and materials from and to an offshore platform. Inspection is necessary as the containers have to withstand harsh conditions and corrosive offshore environments. Our team ensures that the containers manufactured adhere to global industry standards, making them safe, durable, and fit for purpose.
Our design appraisal team first reviewed the design and calculation of the initial drawing based on the DNV 2.7-1 standard. The assessed results subsequently served as a surveying guide by our fabrication inspector. The inspector will verify that the containers meet the specified dimensions and tolerances, were correctly welded, inspected for potential problems and that all components and systems function properly.
The last step of the inspections involved testing a prototype, with lift, tilt, and vertical impact testing performed. It is also necessary for the container to comply with IMDG Code requirements if it is going to store dangerous cargo.
Overall, by performing offshore container inspections, Applus+ helps our clients avoid failures that cause material and labor waste due to repairs and replacements, prevent the risk of incidents and accidents, and ensure the reliability and performance of containers.