Lloyd’s Register unveils GTC and LRE-D academy

Lloyd’s Register has unveiled its Global Technology Centre research lab and LR Energy – Drilling Training Academy in Singapore.

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LONDON –Lloyd’s Register (LR) has unveiled its Global Technology Centre (GTC) research lab and LR Energy – Drilling (LRE-D) Training Academy in Singapore.

The GTC is developing advanced numerical modeling technology to strengthen the future design of offshore structures against extreme environmental loading to help avoid or minimize environmental impacts.

The GTC also plans to perform full-scale computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of wave-in-deck events. In addition to providing detailed insights into the flow and resultant loadings, the CFD simulations will enable enhanced statistical analysis of metocean data under extreme weather conditions, and develop new structural reliability models to simulate dynamic response processes of offshore structures to extreme loading.

Another research project that is close to commercialization is the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging for smart supply chain, inspection and compliance to improve uptime and efficiency that will reduce risk exposure. The RFID tagging project is scheduled to be introduced to market in 2014.

The LRE-D Training Academy aims to impart the latest technology and industry knowledge and hands-on practices, to meet the demand of an estimated 40,000 new participants who will enter the global drilling industry over the next few years.

Tailor-made, hands-on training is available for clients with employees who require specific company related training or who seek to develop a common knowledge base to address future changes.

10/17/2013

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