Splash Zone

The area of the structure that is intermittently wet and dry due to wave and tidal action.

Source: API RP 2SIM, Structural Integrity Management of Fixed Offshore Structures, First Edition, November 2014. Global Standards

Splash Zone

Part of the riser subjected to repeated wetting and drying by seawater.

Source: API RP 17G, Recommended Practice for Completion/Workover Risers, Second Edition, July 2006 (Reaffirmed April 2011). Global Standards


Splash Zone

part of a structure that is intermittently exposed to air and immersed in the sea

Source: ISO 19900:2013, Petroleum and natural gas industries – General requirements for offshore structures. Global Standards


Splash Zone

The external surfaces of the unit that are periodically in and out of the water. The determination of the splash zone includes evaluation of all relevant effects including influence of waves, tidal variations, settlements, subsidence and vertical motions, see Sec.10 B200.

Source: Offshore Standard DNV-OS-C101, Design of Offshore Steel Structures, General (LRFD Method, Det Norske Veritas, April 2011. Global Standards


Splash Zone

That part of the external structure above the boot topping zone subject to wet and dry conditions.

Source: Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Mobile Offshore Units, Part 8, Corrosion Controls, June 2013, Lloyd’s Register, Global Standards

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