Guide to Manufacturing and Purchasing Hoses for Offshore Moorings (GMPHOM 2009) - Including Considerations Relating to Hose System Design

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This guide provides technical recommendations and guidance to help ensure the satisfactory performance?of hoses commonly used at offshore moorings.

Now in its 5th edition, this guide to hoses (elastomer reinforced, smooth bore, oil suction and discharge hoses) commonly used at offshore moorings has been fully updated to incorporate technical recommendations and guidance designed to help ensure satisfactory performance.

New or significantly revised topics covered in this latest edition include:

  • The guidance for reeling hose systems is addressed for the first time with particular attention being given to the potential for hoses being subjected to crush loading
  • a commentary comparing the design and operating guidance of ‘oil’ hoses and hoses specifically designed for LPG is included to assist operators when considering hose used in the offshore transfer of LPG
  • the Safe Working Loads guidance for hose lifting lugs has been reassessed based on the weights of double carcass hoses equipped with typical fittings
  • the design specification for double carcass hoses has been clarified, together with the guidance for leak detection
  • acceptance tests include new guidance for material tests, and the process for stiffness testing has been revised
  • the circumstances that prompt prototype tests have been clarified and new tests addressing materials, torsion, tensile loading, crushing and lifting lugs have been introduced into the prototype test programme. This programme now also includes guidance for the dynamic testing of prototype hoses.

GMPHOM 2009 consolidates the Guide to Purchasing, Manufacturing and Testing of Loading and Discharge Hoses for Offshore Moorings, 4th Edition (1991) and SPM Hose System Design Commentary (1993).

Section 1: Technical Requirements for Commercial Hose

1.1 Scope

1.2 Performance Requirements?

1.3 Length?

1.4 Flexibility?

1.5 Construction

1.6 Submarine Hose?

1.7 Floating Hose?

1.8 Tanker Rail Hose

1.9 Double Carcass Hose

1.10 Reinforced Hose

1.11 Reeling Hose Systems

1.12 Hoses for Offshore Marine LPG Applications


Section 2: Acceptance Tests, Inspection Procedures and Delivery

2.1 Acceptance Tests?

2.2 Inspection

2.3 Inspection and Test Certificates?

2.4 Manufacturer’s Report?

2.5 Marking?

2.6 Quality Assurance

2.7 Packing


Section 3: Technical Requirements for Prototype Hose Approval

3.1 Scope?

3.2 Prototype Hose?

3.3 Prototype Document Package?

3.4 Required Tests for Prototype Hose


Section 4: Purchaser’s Inspection Guide

4.1 Scope

4.2 General?

4.3 Documentation

4.4 Inspection Procedures?

4.5 Acceptance Tests?

4.6 Test Certificates

4.7 Pre – Shipment Inspection and Packing


Section 5: Considerations Relating to Hose System Design

5.1 Hose System Designs

5.2 Floating Hose String Lengths

5.3 Use of Electrically Discontinuous Hoses

5.4 Marine Breakaway Couplings?

5.5 Recommended Actions after a Surge Event

5.6 Hose Lifting Weights

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Number of Pages:
Published Date:
January 2009
Binding Format:
Book Height:
300 mm
Book Width:
210 mm
0.6 kg