OTC 2014: FMC Technologies develops LNG transfer system

FMC Technologies has been recognized by the OTC Spotlight Awards committee for the offshore footless loading arm (OLAF).

FMC Technologies offshore footless loading arm (OLAF)
FMC Technologies offshore footless loading arm (OLAF)

Offshore staff

HOUSTON– FMC Technologies has been recognized by the OTC Spotlight Awards committee for the offshore footless loading arm (OLAF).

It has been developed for LNG transfer between an FLNG vessel and a conventional LNG carrier, in side-by-side moored arrangement in offshore conditions.

The OLAF design is able to accommodate the large elevations difference between an FLNG deck, where it is based, and an LNG carrier piping connection at lower level, without overloads. OLAF covers 100% of side-by-side operability in harsh environmental conditions, thanks to its concept, its targeting system for connection assistance, and constant position monitoring system, SIL3, to manage the emergency disconnection.

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