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MATERIAL HANDLING – THE AXESS WAY

The material handling on an offshore installation should be characterised by systematic efficiency and extreme focus on safety. The result is to reduce downtime, if any, and consequently increase economical margins.

We are committed to assisting our clients to achieve material handling compliance in all phases of a new-build and modification projects.

Material Handling Philosophy

NORSOK R-002 B.5

Material handling philosophy applies to all areas, equipment and operations of mobile offshore installations. This philosophy
shall provide guidelines for the engineers to achieve a robust technical design that will promote efficient and safe handling of
equipment, as well as to secure access for maintenance in all operational conditions.

The document answers the following:

  • How do you handle equipment on board?
    • What is the heaviest/biggest equipment in each room/area?
    • What lifting equipment to use?
    • How to transport it all the way to workshops or supply vessel?
  • Does the lifting equipment have sufficient capacities?
  • Does deck on board have sufficient capacities?
  • Is there enough space for handling/transporting the equipment?

Material Handling Survey

NORSOK R-002 B.7

During the late phase of the building process, material handling surveys should be carried out to verify the following factors.

  • Installation of lifting equipment
  • Transportation routes

Offshore Crane Study

NORSOK R-002 B.6

Offshore Crane Study is the feasibility study of handling loads by the offshore crane.

The document answers the following:

  • How can the crane operator transfer a load at the installation in a safe way?
  • Will there be any blind zones for the crane operator during lifting operations?
  • What is the weight and height limitations for the different laydown areas?
  • In which situations shall the crane boom be brought into rest position?

The offshore crane study is a basis for preparing operational procedures.

Material Handling Plan

NORSOK R-002 B.7

Identify all equipment above 25 kg that needs to be handled due to regular maintenance.

  • Describe the method to be used
  • Lifting equipment to be used
  • Describe the transport route to be used

Equipment requirements for material handling is shown in NORSOK R-002.

The material handling report shall be updated periodically to reflect the latest changes in equipment layout, Material Handling Philosophy, significant change in equipment/component weights and dimensions until this report reaches “completion of fabrication” stage. 

Lifting Zones

NORSOK R-002 B.3.3

The main purpose of lifting zones study is to analyse the potential effect of a “load’ being dropped and drop of crane boom over certain lifting areas/zones.

The document answers the following:

  • What is the consequence if the load is dropping in a certain area?
  • Where can the crane operator bring his load and not?
  • What parts of the installation do I need to protect – dropped object protection (DOP)?
  • What are the maximum weights/heights I can bring into these areas?

All areas within the working area of the deck crane are to be evaluated and classified according to the consequences of dropped objects. A lifting restriction chart shall be made for the installation.

SCOPE OF WORK OFFERED BY AXESS’ MATERIAL HANDLING ASSISTANCE

GAP Analysis & Risk Assessment

Gap analysis & Risk Assessment of Material Handling activities in accordance with contract requirements and the following
rules/regulations:

  • DNV 2.22. Lifting Appliance
  • NORSOK R-002 – Lifting Equipment
  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • LOLER 1998 – Lifting Equipment
  • PUWER 1998 – The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation
Material Handling Philosophy, FEED Review and Design Review
  • FEED Review: Checking the main concern points based on Material
  • Handling document of pre-engineering phase
  • Review & Enhancement of Material Handling Philosophy
  • Material Handling Workshop: Providing the follow-up action list
    • 3D Model Review (Navisworks, PDMS, AutoCAD, etc.)
    • 2D Design Drawing Review
Material Handling Plan

Detailed report of Material Handling equipment which
includes:

  • Mechanical Equipment Handling Specification
  • Valve Handling Specification
  • Transportation routes
  • Vertical handling (Shaft & Hatches)
  • Lifting operation between installation and vessel
  • Operation and Maintenance Study
  • Laydown and storage area
  • List of all items that need to be handled, etc.
Offshore Cranes and Services Cranes Study
  • Lifting Zones and Lifting Restriction chart plan
  • Line of sight / blind zone area study plan
  • Offshore Cranes & Service Cranes study related to Material Handling
Other Services
  • Bumpers, Guiding & Protection Structure for Norwegian projects
  • Audit Report Analysis Study of Cranes & Lifting Equipment which is issued by Petroleum Safety Authority Norway

ONLINE MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEM

Axess’ online material handling database, MHPTM, supports our customers in the storage and retrieval processes of their existing material handling plans. With just a few clicks, a full overview of all equipment that weighs above 25kg on an installation, are easily accessible in real time. This seamless function reduces costly downtime in the event of unexpected equipment failure.

Contact Information

Molde
Axess AS
Oscar Hanssens vei 5
6415 MOLDE
+47 982 43 600
Aberdeen
Axess North Sea Ltd.
Units 6 & 19 Robert Leonard Centre
Howe Moss Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce AB21 0GG, UK
(duty): +44(0) 7912212854
St. John's
Axess Baffin Inc.
702 Water Street, Suite 201
St. John's, Newfoundland
+1 709 758 7937
Bergen
Axess AS
Kokstadflaten 35
5257 Bergen
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Houston
Axess North America Inc
15915 Katy Freeway, Suite 501
77094 Houston, TX
+1 832 247 6790
Villahermosa
Stavanger
Axess AS
Koppholen 25, 4313 Sandnes
Stavanger, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Rio de Janeiro
Axess do Brasil Ltda
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro
171 - Botafogo
CEP 22280-030 Rio de Janeiro
+55 (21) 4108-0532
Accra
Axess Petrorig Ghana Limited
3rd floor, The Pelican
8 Blohum Street, Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana
+233 (0) 30 397 0548
Luanda
Rainha Ginga
127 Luanda, Angola
+27 82 202 5266
Cape Town
Axess Africa Ltd.
1 Nares Street
Observatory
7925 Cape Town
+27 82 202 5266
Trondheim
Axess AS
Nedre Bakklandet 58C
7014 Trondheim
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Orkanger
Axess AS
Grønøraveien 1
Orkanger
7300 Orkanger
(duty): +47 41 78 06 30
Oslo
Axess AS
Filipstad Brygge 1, 3rd Floor
Oslo, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Busan
Axess Offshore Korea LLC
#103 (Aju-dong Hyunjin Evervil) B1 Yang 1-gil, Geoji-Si
Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
+82 10 8929 2016
Mumbai
Axess Offshore (Mumbai)
Alpha, 2nd Floor Unit No. 201
Hiranandani Gardens Powai, Mumbai
India
Singapore
Axess Offshore Pte Ltd
Nordic European Centre #05-31 South Wing
3 International Business Park
609927 Singapore
+65 6908 4174
Perth
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
140 St Georges Terrace L28,
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
Perth
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
140 St Georges Terrace L28,
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
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