Trim Ballast and Reserve Ballast definitions?

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josvanden 5 years, 10 months ago
Trim ballast: The (minimum) amount of water ballast needed to balance the eccentricity of the total TLP weight and loads in order to achieve the acceptable tendon tension. Reserve ballast: The amount of water ballast in addition to the trim ballast needed to maintain the TLP at the design draft and tendon pretension. Total ballast: The sum of trim ballast and reserve ballast.