Recent incidents with drilling risers in the Gulf of Mexico have led the industry’s application of more stringent integrity assurance requirements to its deepwater risers. Riser monitoring provides information that enables the operator to measure riser configurations and fatigue damage, confirm the integrity of the riser, assist with operational decisions, optimize inspection, maintenance and repair schedules /procedures and calibrate design tools. Monitoring can also improve the understanding of complex behavior of risers for the improvement to future design and analysis tools. This paper presents the characters of three different monitoring systems that suit specific objectives and requirements. An example project of acoustic approach is introduced with its working mode and design scheme.

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