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SAMSON MOORING PARTNERSHIP MEETING

ATHENS JUNE 8TH 2017


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AGENDA

Introduction to Samson
Available fibres
Mooring Line Management
Partnering to Maximize
Reliability
Choosing the right product
Deck Equipment
considerations
Inspection & retirement
best practices
Tails
Mooring FSRUs with fibre
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SAMSON HISTORY

1878: Company founded


1884: Registered Samson and Lion Trademark
1957: Invented/ patented double braided rope
1972: 1st synthetic offshore SPM introduced The biblical character, Samson,
slaying the lion is the oldest active
(North Sea) trademark in the United States.
1982: 1st HMPE ropes introduced
1996: Introduced AmSteel-Blue with Dyneema
SK75 and 1st tanker fleet converted to
HMPE (Chevron)
2004: Supplied ropes made with Dyneema fibre to LNG
Market
2011: Vulcan fibre ETOPS fire wire introduced
2013 Innovation and Training Center completed
2014: 1st Synthetic hoist line for mobile cranes

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LATEST - K100 CRANE ROPE

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WHAT IS OUR JOINT GOAL ?

Maximize value and reliability and minimize risk

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SOME OF SAMSONS
PARTNERS

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MOORING EXPERIENCE

You can trust Samson for your vessel mooring lines just
take a look at the numbers.

TA N K E R S LNG/LPG M I L I TA RY MOORING

2,700 3,000 1,700 7,400


OVER

OVER

OVER
OVER
LINES IN SERVICE
LINES IN SERVICE LINES IN SERVICE LINES IN SERVICE

30+
CUSTOMERS
25+ 12+
CUSTOMERS CUSTOMERS
480+ VESSELS

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INCREASE IN SIZE =
INCREASED LOADS

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Ship Shore Interface

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SAMSONS PARTNERSHIP
WITH DSM
DSM High Performance Fibres is
the supplier of Dyneema HMPE
fiber
High Modulus Polyethylene

Technical Partnership
Mutual testing programs
Construction/application trials

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DSM DYNEEMA FIBRE
COMPARISON
SK75
Proven fibre now being superseded by SK78 in Samson mooring systems
SK78
2-3 times higher resistance to creep elongation than SK75
Preferred HMPE fibre for LNG tanker moorings going forward
DM20
Newest HMPE fibre from DSM Dyneema (2012-2013)
Drastically reduced creep elongation
Ideally suited for permanent and semi permanent constant tension applications

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SYNTHETIC FIBRE OPTIONS

HMPE
Advantages
Proven track record
Highest strength to weight ratio
Maximum fatigue life & abrasion resistance
Lightweight (ease of handling, SG < 1)
Reduced deck hardware damage
Disadvantages
Higher upfront cost compared to steel
Aramid
Advantages
Historically resistant to creep elongation (less true today HMPE advancements)
High strength to weight ratio
Reduced deck hardware damage
Disadvantages
SG > 1 (heavier / sinking)
Higher upfront cost compared to steel and HMPE
More susceptible to fatigue (bending & abrasion)
UV sensitivity higher than HMPE (Jacketed line required)
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CREEP AND LNG MOORING

What is creep?
Irreversible fibre deformation resulting from a function of time, temperature
and tension
DSM Dyneema Creep Video
How has this been perceived historically for LNG operations?
TTI study
Time in port
Weather conditions
There is an appropriate HMPE fibre for mitigating creep concerns for LNG
mooring applications. Rope construction and mooring line maintenance
then become critical factors in determining service life.

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HMPE REVIEW

Dyneema

Generic HMPE 1

Generic HMPE 2

Generic HMPE 3

Generic HMPE 4

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MAIB REPORT

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SUPERLINE ORIGINAL
MOORING LINE

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MAIB INTERIM BULLETIN

Close-fitting jacketed synthetic fibre ropes with low


twist constructions are more prone to failure under
normal operating conditions
This is especially the case where the diameter to
diameter (D:d) ratio between a ships deck fittings and
its mooring ropes, is less than that recommended by
the ropes manufacturer.
The nature of the close-fitting jacket precludes visual
inspection of the ropes core for signs of degradation.
Operators of vessels using close-fitting jacketed
synthetic fibre mooring ropes are strongly advised to
contact the ropes manufacturer/supplier

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OCIMF Working Groups MEG 4

Structure, Players involved & Our Involvement


OCIMFs published literature related to mooring lines has resulted in
the need for review/revision/consolidation

Guide to Purchasing HMSF Mooring Lines Effective Mooring


Developed in 2011-2012 as Mooring Equipment Guideline Condensed operator-focused brochure to
initial/temporary guidance in response to 3rd revision of guidelines (Published 2008) support vessel crews and terminal operators
TTI-lead HMPE Users Group project after that serve as a de-facto standard for dated and likely to be revised after MEG4 is
rash of Bridon failures vessel designers, shipyards, owners and completed
operators
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MEG 4

Terminology of Rope strengths MBL, SWL


etc
Deck equipment SWL
Line Management
D/d ratio equipment to mooring lines
Mooring tail and design strength,
connection retirement
Mooring Winches

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CONSTRUCTIONS

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Maintenance Programme

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HMPE ROPE BEST
PRACTICES

Pre-Installation
Repair hardware surface conditions
Crew training on handling, inspection & repairs

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INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS

Inspect all surfaces prior to Synthetic rope life decreases


installing new rope when contacting sharp edges
Any surfaces / rough surfaces
Maintain contact surface
damaged by wire roughness less than 300
Rough cast surfaces / micro inch RMS
sharp machined Radius sharp edges to 2mm
or greater
edges
Key Locations are:
Panama/Roller leads
Capstans
Inside of Winch flanges
Dividing plate

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INSUFFICIENT WRAPS
HAZZARD
Insufficient wraps will lead to
the ropes slipping on the drum.
This will generate heat and
damage the rope fibres.
In severe cases, this damage
will appear as a dark coloured,
hard glazed area on the rope

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INSPECTION & RETIREMENT

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INSPECTIONS

Documentation of Crew / Expert inspections


Line-by-Line inspection/maintenance

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INSPECTION TOOLS

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MAINTENANCE CONSIDERATIONS

Induced Twist
Can decrease strength in a braided rope
Caused by uneven load sharing between strands

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CHAFE PROTECTION

Re-engineered DC Moor-Gard sleeve

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MOORING MANUAL

Mooring line owners manual


A comprehensive manual of
information tailored to your
vessels for crew training in all
aspects of Samsons HMPE use
Includes information on:
Products
Product installation and
handling
Chafe protection
End-for-ending and line rotation
Rope inspection
Splicing and repair
Residual testing programs and
safe retirement criteria

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MOORING POSTER

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REMOTE INSPECTIONS

Crew-performed inspections with data managed by Samson and


reports accessed through Partner Portal

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INSPECTION TOOLS

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ANNUAL FLEET SUMMARY

Fleet-wide trend analysis


Early identification of damage
Mechanism for documentation
Retirement policy assessment

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FSRU

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FSRU HMPE MOORINGS

A78 UHMPE Moorings


Golar Eskimo and Igloo
Kuwait and Aqaba Berths
Test on residual strength
after one and two years
shows zero loss of strength
Nylon tail after 18 months =
61% residual
More work to be done on
tails in high UV

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EVERSTEEL-X MOORING
LINE
EverSteel-X; a mooring line uniquely suited to meet the
demanding continuous load needs of FSRUs.

Ideal product for steel replacement


Size for size as strong as wire
Durable and light weight
No failures due to creep up to 20 years
Long term dimensional stability
Improved abrasion and fatigue performance
Service offering designed to extend rope life

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OFFERING BEYOND ROPE

Samson service offering designed specifically for FSRUs in


order to maximize value.

Program elements include:


Crew competency training give customers tools to maximize line life
Risk management with predictive models and line retirement
recommendations
Reduce cost in use through maximized line life
MEG4 compliance readiness
Online portal and automated systems to prompt maintenance events
and track rope health over 10 year life

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VULCAN ETOPS

Worlds only Fibre ETOP


Patented design
Nominated for Seatrade award
60- 70% lighter than wire
Easier to deploy and store
Reduced injury risk
Maintenance free

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NEW- PANAMA CANAL

Panama Canal
Synthetics are the ONLY realistic option for ships
crossing the new Panama Canal

http://www.designnews.com

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RESOURCES PORTAL

Resources & Literature


Articles
Brochures/Catalogs
Event Support
Case Studies
Splice Instructions
Technical Bulletins
Technical Papers
Videos

Mobile App
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LNG / LPG MOORING:
SAFE OPERATION IS KEY
DRIVER
Steel Wire
Heavy (7x the weight of synthetics)
Time consuming maintenance
Safety issues
Snapback zones
Fishhooks
Back/ muscle strains
Not acceptable for the new Panama Canal locks
Requires lubrication (potential for pollution)
Synthetics
LNG /LPG mooring systems utilize HMPE
Synthetics are the only acceptable mooring rope for the new Panama Canal locks
OCIMF recognizes HMPE as an acceptable substitute for wire
SIGTTO/ OCIMF Guide to Purchasing High Modulus Synthetic Fibre Mooring
Lines
Retrofits from steel to synthetic are common
Program available for rope conversion with no investment in new equipment

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THANK YOU

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