Field installation case history – Arabian Gulf
Field deployments of Wi-Corr® UT saw units fitted to an onshore Arabian Gulf asset of a major national oil company.
Wi-Corr® is a revolutionary wireless monitoring system. Through a self-organising network of permanently installed, wireless-enabled sensors, highly precise and accurate pipe wall thickness and temperature can be obtained reliably and cost-effectively.
Recent deployments of Wi-Corr® UT saw units fitted to an onshore Arabian Gulf asset of a major national Oilco. A specific advantage of the Wi-Corr® system is the separation of sensors and radio transmitters, which allows for greater placement flexibility when optimising the radio-frequency pathways. This leads to less reliance on costly repeaters to help get all data back to the control room.
The Wi-Corr® UT system installed performed faultlessly, confirming daily, measurement sensitivities to within 10 microns, enabling the user to be confident that corrosion and erosion control procedures were operating satisfactorily. Manual, hand-held measurements were unable to provide this level of sensitivity and insight into potential metal losses.