Controlled Floater for Marine Pipeline Towing
A system to simplify the towing and laying down of marine pipelines in shallow water fields
A developer of innovative equipment designed a system to simplify the towing and laying down of marine pipelines in shallow water fields.
EnginSoft was commissioned to verify the conceptual validity of the proposed system and to identify the control characteristics (mechanisms and pneumatic components) which return a prompt response and adequate stability. In order to reduce the towing force, the pipeline residual weight is reduced by applying both standard floaters that apply constant buoyancy and controlled floaters that can adjust the buoyancy according to the pipe depth.