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Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels Enlarge Image FlexiRiserTest is a collaboration between EU companies and research organisations with the objective to develop the world's first underwater digital radiographic NDT method for the reliable, volumetric inspection of sub sea flexible risers.

There is currently no method of examining, in situ, the underwater risers and flowlines to ensure their continued reliable high-integrity operation.

This project will develop the world's first underwater digital radiographic NDT method for the reliable, volumetric inspection of risers to detect defects in the areas of most concern. Sub sea radiography has been recognised by many of the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) operators as the only inspection method that can provide the type of information required to detect the defects of concern to major oil companies operating FPSOs. Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV) manipulator tooling will be developed to deploy the subsea radiographic inspection system.