1, Site Support Diag, Typical
1, Site Support Diag, Typical
2, Interface Plate use
2, Interface Plate use
3, Insitua Cast Support
3, Insitua Cast Support
4, A Sea of Supports
4, A Sea of Supports
1, Sea Fastenings Diag.
1, Sea Fastenings Diag.
2, Sea Fastenings, Typical
2, Sea Fastenings, Typical
SUPPORTS, Over All
SUPPORTS, Over All
1, Over Building Blocks
1, Over Building Blocks
2 Off of Building Blocks
2 Off of Building Blocks
3, Over Sea fastenings
3, Over Sea fastenings
4, Off of Sea Fastenings
4, Off of Sea Fastenings
5, Over Site Supports
5, Over Site Supports
6, On Site Supports
6, On Site Supports
MODULE SUPPORTS. This Section illustrates the continuity of support approach required for the various phases of Module Construction, Transportation and Installation. In order to Optimize the Engineering during these phases it is necessary to ensure a continuity of approach that sees the best for each and also overall. With Offshore Support the situation is somewhat different in that usually other means of moving the module ie Cranes, Shear legs are used,( these are covered in 4 Offshore ). The most often used means of transporting the Modules Onshore uses wheels. The Diagram  below shows the sequence of events, at Module Construction (1 & 2)  On Transport from Module Fabrication Yard (3 & 4) and  At Site of installation (5 & 6) and eventual operation. During construction on the Fabrication Yard Site the Module is constructed on Supports to facillitate construction but must also allow the transportation wheels in a retracted mode to be inserted under the module. The trailer hydraulics then raise the module up to be transported on to the Barge/Ship for transportation to installation site.  The module on wheels is moved out of the fabrication yard onto the transport and the wheels retracted to allow the Module to sit on the Sea Fastenings. On arrival at Installation site the Module is again raised up for movemet off the sea transport. The module moves off the transport and onto the Installation Site Supports. Once on these supports the wheels are retracted and removed and the Module Installation and Hook Up completed. Prior to being brought into operation the site is made good to remove the Installation arrangements and to provide a clear operation site
SEA FASTENINGS  for Module Transportation vary from single point designs to continuous beams or a combination of both. The esentials of the sea fastening are to spread the load into the barge deck to position it and to restrain any diagonal movement barge/ship motions may impart. This sometimes means that the module itself must have diagonal restraint as its design criteria, onshore use does not encompass those from sea motions. The requirements for earth quake may not have the requirements to combat sea movement. Sea fastenings, ship and barge transport require marine style classification and the use of society review eg GLdnv, ABS, Lloyds etc.
MODULE GROUND LEVEL SUPPORTS at the operation site usually are civil Engineered in Concrete as Civil works. As previously stated they may be pile, trench, reinforced, pad spread etc. As previously described and module detail of fixing, interface Module to Module, piping interface (not as essential when piping hook up pieces which can be cut to size, are used ) must all be strictly dimensional controlled, A way of assisting this is to use mating plates which give some flexibility in acheiving control of dimensions. Before installation sites are often in a rough cleared state partly so as not to damage civil works for operation. After installation site and roads may be levelled through as shown in the diagram. This levelling if permeable may be a problem for surface water collection, heavier than air hydrocarbons collection as a hazard. Similar trenching for pipework may also have to be reviewed for hazard, connection to module, seperation etc
a general understanding of Modules 
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C2V
General
General
General
General
Index, Section  3 SUPPORTS Onshore,
C2V
C2V
C2V
Level 1
Level 2
Level 1
Level 2
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