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Unformatted text preview: th a multiplex BOP control system, like the Deepwater Horizon, the study recommended the following secondary systems: an emergency disconnect system, a “deadman” system to supplement the EDS system, the addition of an autoshear circuit to a rig that had an AMF system, and an ROV. The Deepwater Horizon was equipped with an emergency disconnect system, a “deadman” system, an “autoshear” system, and ROV intervention capabilities. 360 145 K. Maintenance of the Deepwater Horizon BOP The following sections provide details about Transocean’s maintenance of the Deepwater Horizon BOP stack and the BOP stack’s condition at the time of the blowout. 1. Transocean Maintenance Plans Transocean began to use a maintenance tracking system called RMS II shortly after its merger with Global Santa Fe in 2007. The RMS II system is designed to automatically flag components in need of scheduled maintenance, to order parts, and to create work orders. Transocean senior subsea engineer Mark Hay described the RMS II system as...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course BEPP 305 taught by Professor Nini during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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