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caisson

A casing or cylinder used to sink shafts into wet or unstable ground,or a watertight structure within which construction is conducted under water. Often used in bridge building;sometimes used in commercial construction.
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Caissons are prone to damage from fatigue and erosion, which can lead to defects and wall failure resulting in a knock-on impact on production and safety, costing the industry millions of pounds every year.
Eric Doyle, managing director at Pipetech said: "Caissons are an essential structural element in oil and gas production, but are highly at risk from erosion defects and damage, particularly around the sea surface area.
LivaNova has been an investor in Caisson since 2012 and has agreed to pay up to USD 72m, net of USD 6m of debt forgiveness, to acquire the remaining 51% of the company.
Caisson has engaged a New York-based investment bank to assist in the sale of the HEPtune platform in order to accelerate broad industry adoption and deliver heparosan's clinical benefits to the maximum number of patients and indications.
"We are excited to announce a manufacturing relationship with CordenPharma," said Breca Tracy, vice president and managing director, Caisson. "CordenPharma's experience manufacturing carbohydrates and polyethylene glycol drug conjugates makes CordenPharma an ideal scale-up manufacturing partner and will accelerate our capabilities to fulfill requests for larger quantities of quality material for preclinical and clinical studies."
Due to that the caisson is rigid and impermeable, the caisson built on rubble mound is applied by the hydrostatic water pressure not only on the two lateral sides, but also on the bottom.
Fabricating the large caisson clamps is a permanent solution consisting of installing three piles next to the SIRI subsea storage tank and connecting them to the caissons with the fabricated clamps including cable stays.
To implement pipe inspections with the VT300 in the underwater work environment required two experienced IPI crews, supported by certified divers, a portable dock, boats, a caisson to access underwater manholes and other support equipment.
A novel Caisson / Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) subsea separator (gas/liquid) and pumping system to enhance production and maximize recovery has been utilized as part of the development of two of the fields (Ostra and Abalone).
Subsea 7 will permanently repair Siri's damaged subsea structure by installing cable stays between the platform legs and by securing the caisson through the installation of a support structure connected to the wellhead caisson.
When ships need to pass along the Manchester Ship Canal, the iron caisson of the aqueduct turns like a swing bridge upon a central pier.
In the corral, which is used by Old Guard Caisson Platoon horses that pull the casket-carrying caisson at Arlington National Cemetery funerals, Ms.