Floating Hoses

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The floating hose strings at an offshore marine terminal are a critical link between the terminal and the tanker. Floating hoses are constructed with either a single or dual carcass and are used for the transfer of crude oil or petroleum products to and from tankers.

The hoses are constantly subjected to the dynamic forces of the sea which can result in severe loads and stresses within the hose. To provide greater reliability and longer life it is imperative that the hoses are handled and stored correctly and be inspected and tested in a consistent manner at appropriate intervals.

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All floating hoses used for the transfer of crude oil or petroleum products should be manufactured, operated, maintained and tested in accordance with recommendations issued by OCIMF.

UMS have the experience and capability to provide all aspects of floating hose management, operations, inspection, testing and analysis in line with all legislative and recommended requirements.

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