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ENGINEERING CASE STUDY TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Fall, 2011 PRE-READ INFORMATION In the offshore environment, most facilities are installed by lifting off a barge and setting in place. Lifted objects can range in weight from several tons to 12,000 tons and in dimension from the size of a truck to the size of a multi-story office building. If a large facility is dropped or damaged during lift, losses can total in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Both the facility being lifted and the crane doing the lifting must be designed for the lift loads. In order to design the facility and the crane for lift, it is extremely important to accurately estimate the total facility weight and consider the distribution of weight within the facility. In the offshore industry, this weight accounting activity is referred to as weight control. It is the responsibility of the weight control engineer to document the weights and locations of all components of a facility and provide an estimate of total weight and center of
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