PSA Audits Marathon’s Alvheim FPSO Barrier Management
Between 4 and 18 March 2014, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway carried out an audit of Marathon’s follow-up of technical and operational barriers for the Alvheim FPSO vessel.
The objective of the activity was to assess whether Alvheim is being operated in accordance with the regulations, with a special emphasis on technical and operational barriers.
Non-conformities were identified in connection with:
– Barrier management system,
– The process safety system,
– Passive fire protection,
– Risk analysis.
In addition, improvements points were identified in connection with the emergency shutdown system and fire protection of pipelines and equipment.