Coupling Head

Asked by ChemKB 6 years, 3 months ago | 2 Answers

2 Answers

Normandy 6 years, 3 months ago
In the idle condition, the coupling head should rest on the seafloor, with its pickup line remaining attached to a surface marker buoy and a pickup buoy. The entire system should be oil-filled, with the valve at the coupling head closed when the system is idle.

philyanko 6 years, 3 months ago

The coupling head should provide the connection between the Offshore Loading System and the shuttle tanker bow coupler.

  • It should consist of a steel spool piece with a flange at the lower end for connecting to the catenary riser.
  • At the other end, there should be a yoke for connection to the tanker gripper claws.
  • An Offshore Loading System shutdown valve should be contained within the spool piece