OTC Begins Study Of HP's Response To Wave Forces

Offshore Technology Corporation of Escondido, Calif., invited the offshore industry to participate in a study and test program to determine the response of Tension Leg Platforms (TLP) to wave forces.

Rod Edwards, president, OTC, said that the program consisted of wave basin testing of a representative TLP design model at OTC's Escondido, Calif., facility. The results defined the responses of TLP's to both linear and non-linear wave forces and established a data base for engineering design standards for these platforms.

OTC called a recent meeting in Houston, Texas, of offshore firms to participate in this important program.

OTC has deep and shallow water test facilities as well as an outdoor coastal modeling basin. All are fully instrumented and complemented by modern computerized data acquisition systems.

For complete information on the testing program,

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