Riser Inspections


RAM Design has extensive experience in the offshore inspection of drilling risers.  This Louisiana (USA) based company offers the following:

  • Offshore in-situ inspection of drilling risers, with over 1200 robotic inspections completed in last 4 years.
  • Advanced automated NDE tools such as Phase Array UT and Time of Flight Diffraction.
  • Advanced UT crawlers for main tube and auxiliary lines.
  • DNV GL approved procedures.
Vertical riserVertical riser inspection
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advanced-scanner-inspectionAdvanced scanner inspection


RAM Design and JVS offer the below services at the following 4 locations –  Port of Iberia, LA, USA; Singapore; Macae, Brazil; and Kakinada, India.

  • Traditional inspection with complete strip-down, paint and reassembly.
  • Production riser thickness gauging and weld qualification.
  • Complete repair and recertification services for drilling risers, telescopic joints, termination ball joints, diverters and handling tools, which a completion of major repairs to over 120 joints in last 4 years.
  • Buoyancies repairs CAT I, II, & III for all make and models, with over 2000 buoyancies repaired.
  • Storage and preservation.
riserRiser refurbishment
slipSlip joint overhaul
flexFlex joint overhaul


  • We can issue OEM CoC for their Rapid-dePloy™ riser system.
  • For all other riser systems we offer RAM Design CoC backed by solid engineering and over 30 years of riser maintenance experience.
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