CorrosionRADAR Ltd. (Cambridge, United Kingdom) signed a memorandum of understanding with with Bureau Veritas (BV) (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) in the Middle East to deliver an integrated solution aimed at helping oil and gas companies manage corrosion under insulation (CUI).
Global leaders in testing, inspection, and certification, BV is the first organization in the region to integrate the CorrosionRADAR predictive corrosion monitoring system with its Opex solutions portfolio.
The unique collaboration is designed to deliver a quality controlled, end-to-end solution for asset integrity management. According to the companies, it signals new momentum in the Middle East to adopt digitalization to solve the challenges presented by CUI. It comes at a time when industry confidence and investment in digital systems for risk-based inspection (RBI) is accelerating, and an accurate and reliable data-driven response for CUI management is achievable.
The automated solution combines real-time field data and predictive analytics generated via CorrosionRADAR’s wireless sensing waveguides under the asset insulation, with BV’s field experience, quality assurance, integrity, and risk-based inspection expertise expected to save costs through the prioritization of maintenance activities, repair, and rehabilitation schedules.
For operators, this means informed decision making, optimized inspection and maintenance programs, safer and more reliable operations with decreased risk, and more production uptime. The integrated solution is equally suitable for existing brownfield plants and incorporation in new greenfield builds.
‘‘It allows us to expand the RBI experience through a dynamic approach that bridges the gap between current quantitative and qualitative risk management, creating predictive, data-driven inspection and maintenance programs–adding value for our clients and establishing a route to safer, smarter, and more reliable operations,” says Sofien Masmoudi, BV’s vice president for its oil, gas, and chemical business.
‘‘There is no doubt that successful management of CUI will rely on digitalization of predictive monitoring and assessment,” adds Chiraz Ennaceur, CEO of CorrosionRADAR. “Working alongside Bureau Veritas, we can integrate our technology into their Opex services portfolio and provide even greater support in the region with a sustainable solution to identify corrosion failure mechanisms at the earliest possible stage and allow operators to take quicker and more precise action, saving costs and increasing performance and safety.’’
CorrosionRADAR is planning a series of online discussions and workshops for companies in the Middle East who are interested in learning more about digital collaborations for combatting CUI. Those interested can contact James Rosenshine, head of business development, to join an event.
Source: CorrosionRADAR, www.corrosionradar.com.