By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Committee on Alternatives for Inspection of Outer Continental ShelfOperations
Aggressive, powerful safeguard inspection courses are key parts to making sure that oil- and gas-producing platform operations at the outer continental shelf are carried out in a secure and environmentally sound demeanour. even supposing the oil and gasoline leaseholders themselves are essentially answerable for the steadiness in their operations, the Minerals administration provider (MMS) of the dept of the inner is charged with prescribing safety and examining structures. based on an MMS request, this booklet examines attainable revisions of MMS's inspection method, appraises inspection practices elsewhere--both in executive and industry--assesses the benefits and downsides of other techniques, and recommends very likely extra effective practices geared toward expanding industry's understanding of its responsibility for safety.
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S. Coast Guard, unpublished data, 1988 8 As contrasted to the MMS, which reports injuries only if they are related to accident "events", the Coast Guard uses a more specific definition of injury (see following subsection) that excludes only minor cuts, bruises, and burns, as well as time off the job. About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted.
SOURCE: MMS, unpublished data. 4—over 3 years) compared to those 2472 145 1987 Average of low and high for year SOURCE: MMS, unpublished statistics. a 3143 115 1986 5204 250 1985 Inspections No. active facilitiesa Year Drilling 17 27 21 Average MMS inspections per facility TABLE 2-9 Drilling and Production Inspections and INCs 341 570 879 INCs 3540 3435 3373 No. 7 Average MMS inspections per platform 3224 3117 4017 INS About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files.
However, it is not possible to infer from the available statistics the influence of each factor noted above on inspection frequency. , compliance with the PINC List) ensures safe operations. Table 2-12 gives the results of the committee's analysis of the 54 fatalityproducing accidents listed in Table 2-6. In Table 2-12 the cause of each accident is attributed to one or more possible PINC violations. Only in 5 of the 54 accidents, involving 11 of the 63 fatalities, is a violation of a specific hardware-oriented PINC implicated.
Alternatives for inspecting outer continental shelf operations by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Committee on Alternatives for Inspection of Outer Continental ShelfOperations