Offshore platform connections using bolted flanges and sleeves

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1970

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Although monolithical welding has become an acceptable method of fastening tubular frames in a wide range of civil structures, there is the problem of conveyance equipment capacity and joint fatigue strength when this procedure is used in offshore platforms. Furthermore, as the size of the platform increases, these problems become a more critical factor, in the production of an offshore structure. The lack of a method for constructing a platform quickly and economically with ordinary equipment is a major deterrent to improvements in this field. [...]

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