North Sea Alwyn platform undergoes automated integrity monitoring

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKPermasense has completed the first installation of an ET210 integrity monitoring system on Total’s Alwyn platform in the UK northern North Sea.

The operator has produced more than 1 Bbbl of oil from the Alwyn area since 1987.

Permasense has installed 12 sensors to provide continuous wall thickness and temperature measurements from topsides and surface equipment directly to desk.

Tom Fuggle, business development director, said: “Understanding equipment integrity is paramount to operational performance and safety. ET210 is a cost-effective solution that enables users to minimize opex for equipment inspection and at the same time deliver real-time actionable insights into corrosion and erosion events...”

The system delivers continuous measurements, avoiding the costs and safety risks associated with manual inspection methods, according to Permasense.

The quality and frequency of the data are also said to give users a real-time insight into the impact of flow rates, sand, and acid levels on equipment integrity.

Operators can use the information to help maximize production rates, minimize downtime, and reduce the risk of corrosion or erosion-related incidents.

08/18/2016

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