Rigrun Europe were approached by Deep Blue Engineering to carry out a load test to verify the load carrying capacity of a drilling riser tensioner for use on an offshore drilling rig.

Rigrun designed and manufactured a job specific test rig that was of a complex design to meet international requirements and client requirements. This included the requirement of having 8 individual load cells so that adequate logging of the test could be carried out.

The project was regarded as being highly successful by the DNV, and was described as being one of the most complex tests, with well presented results for the required test.

“We approached Rigrun with a request for the load test of our new build riser tension ring assembly. Rigrun came up with an excellent design solution to the complex testing required. The solution allowed a great deal of fine adjustment to each load cell fitted to the 8 padeyes on the unit to meet API and DNV requirements. We were kept fully informed of progress on all of the fixture components during their manufacture to ensure they met with our delivery requirements and the full workscope was completed within our budget constraints. We would fully recommend Rigrun for this type of work, a great group of people to do business with.”

Alan Reid.

Deep Blue Engineering Solutions.