Subsea Corrosion-Erosion Monitor

The prototype was first displayed at OTC, Houston, in May this year. Since then, several modifications have been made and a new version is now ready for submersion at a BP field in GoM. Following the product’s positive reception, we expect many orders for the product and our production facilities for the new monitor have been prepared.

The first order for the ClampOn subsea Corrosion-Erosion Monitor has already been received and will be installed in the first quarter of 2012.

The benefits for the operator are huge. The system:

  • Monitors and quantifies changes in wall thickness over a large area of the structure
  • Can estimate corrosion-wear rates
  • Can be retrofitted to existing pipelines and structures
  • Is non-intrusive
  • Can be deployed at hotspots to monitor the potential development of erosion
  • Can extend the lifetime of subsea pipelines and structures
  • Can be installed as a permanent installation on new pipes

The development of the subsea Corrosion-Erosion Monitor has been a Joint Venture Project with BP and Innovation Norway.