In September Marin has been busy with the preparation of the model basin tests with the flexible riser. Their approach and test limitations were discussed during a fruitful meeting with the Blue Mining partners in April. The model is nearly finished and is instrumented with 52 FBGs. Bending moments (Mx,My) at 13 locations will be derived from these sensors.
The test campaign will start next Monday (October 5th). Five days (double shifts) have been scheduled. It is likely, that up to Wednesday we will be busy with the set-up and QA checks.
Eelco Frickel – Marin