The OLS is recognized by:
- Simple construction
and operation principles.
- Fully assembled
- Diverless installation.
- Inspection and
functions control by ROV.
- Optional remote
valve control (hydro-acoustics)
- Easily adaptable
with respect to water depth
- Substantial in-field
records since 1986.
A specific feature
of the OLS is that it can be easily adapted to serve in most water depths
by simply varying the length of the vertical riser.
The upper part of the system remains practically identical so as to maintain
the same tanker
operations for all water depths. The OLS' swivelling function is situated
in mid water and not
on the seafloor, and there is no mooring line involved to complicate the
tanker station-keeping operations. The tanker attendance hence becomes
very simple and reliable with little chance
of imposing damage to the system. The OLS can be used for both export
from sea or import
to land or fluid products.
Flow rate requirements are accomodated by arrange of suitable pipe diameters.
High priority is given to the use of cutting edge materials and components
in order to keep
OLS successfully at the forefront of the industry.