DNV-RP-N202 Heave compensating systems

Recommended practice

Edition 2024-06

The objective of this recommended practice (RP) is to provide industry stakeholders with a framework incorporating the most current
knowledge and best engineering practices for the safe and effective design, verification, procurement, and operation of heave compensating systems.

This RP introduces terminology to establish a common understanding of key principles and provides guidance and requirements in relation to the following main topics:

  • Types of HCS
  • Applicability of heave compensation during typical operational phases
  • HCS key design parameters
  • Heave compensation performance
  • Validation requirements for normal operating and foreseeable emergency conditions
  • Typical risks.

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