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Combine of vents and sounding on the TLP?

asked Mar 23, 2014 in Offshore-Upstream by Normandy (21,040 points)
Can the vents and sounding be combined on the Tension Leg Platform (TLP)? Also, can vents and sounding pipes be routed through the access shaft?

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answered Mar 23, 2014 by lampanda (2,450 points)
Tank atmospheric vent can be combined with the sounding line provided it is acceptable for the Class that it is designed for.

Vents and sounding pipes can be routed inside pump rooms and piping routing must be designed and installed in accordance to good industry practice.
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answered Mar 23, 2014 by sabdullayev (5,290 points)
The vent and sounding pipings are necessary to vent hull tanks and void spaces and provide a means to sound such tanks.  All compartments in the hull should have a vent line and separate sounding line.  The vents and sounds should be located in the central shaft and penetrate the inner shell at the top and bottom of each compartment.
commented Mar 24, 2014 by odadmin (21,030 points)
Could you please provide any class reference?
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