I believe we all know what an Offshore is. If you don’t know what an Offshore is, it is that big building in the middle of the sea out of nowhere. What it does is actually is to take oil from underneath the sea floor and turn it into the usable gas that we use or many other things other than just gas. It is called Petroleum, also known as Fossil Fuels.
Offshore is something very important in our daily lives. This is something that we cannot deny even though we are slowly turning into renewable energy but even that. We can never leave offshore because even when we drive electric cars, there is still a need for petroleum like lubricants, protective gels and more are all made from the substance found underneath the ocean hence it is a very important thing.
But there is something throughout this whole system that is very important for Offshores to properly work. It is the most important thing for it to work even if you have all the ships and all the equipment, but if you do not have this system, everything is useless. What is that? It is something very interesting and something you have never heard of before. What is that? It is something called a Mooring system.
What is a Mooring System?
A Mooring system is any permanent structure that a vessel may be secured to. For the Offshores then it would be the Offshore structure that a vessel would be secured to. But there are many more mooring systems that exist in Quays, Wharfs, Jetties, Piers as well as Buoys. It is so that the ship can be fixed in one position to forestall the ship.
There are many types of Moorings
There are many types of systems like swing moorings, pile moorings and within pile moorings also have types like dead weights, mushroom anchors, pyramid anchors, screw-in moorings, and multiple anchor mooring systems. Of course there is also Offshore Mooring
What is Offshore Mooring?
The ship or oil tanker as we all know, still set sail to the location of the offshore. There, the vessel will be moored nearby to the offshore structure and pipelines will run into the ship’s tanks and the process of transportation of the petroleum or fossil fuels will start. The ship will use mooring systems to stop the ship from floating away whilst the pipelines are attached until the tanks are filled so that the pipeline be removed and the vessel will be free to move to transport that liquid gold back to the shore. This is what happens in summary of what this system does.
This is an important process as if there are no moorings then there won’t be a proper safe way to load the ship with the product. Hence, the importance. Even when you have all the equipment and ships in the world, without this middle process, there won’t be petroleum products for us to use. If you are interested and would like to know more, you can always find it on the internet by looking up “mooring system Malaysia” to learn more. Maybe you can even start to set up your own Offshore one day.
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