Top business benefits
Streamlines abrasion and corrosion monitoring
Generates reliable wall-thickness data
Optimises chemical injection
Progresses digitisation objectives/ Net Zero targets
Accurately trends corrosion rate over time
Increases plant uptime
Lengthens asset life
Improves operational efficiency
Enhances plant safety
Reduces risk of environmental damage
In more detail
Oil and gas installations have miles of process pipework and vessels that are susceptible to erosion and corrosion. Typically, expensive non-destructive testing (NDT) inspector contractors are called upon regularly to measure wall thickness to ascertain where pipes require repair or replacement. Coupons or probes are used to calculate corrosion rates via an in-direct wall-thickness measurement. Both these systems are time consuming, costly and prone to human error. Alternatively, fully-automated solutions are installed at extensive cost and downtime. Networked, real-time solutions are plagued by battery failures and costly upgrades.
These battery-free, ultra-thin ultrasonic sensors are quickly and permanently installed along the pipe line, even under insulation where necessary, with no downtime. The customer identifies monitoring locations and the optimal resource for installation; a comprehensive installation training package is then delivered remotely.
A data collector wand is used to acquire repeatable measurements from the sensor, the associated RFID tag logs the sensor location. No skill is required for this task, making it a cost-effective resource that can be used as frequently as required. Specialist software then analyses and interprets the measurements, generating the wall loss data necessary to optimise predictive maintenance.
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