Total’s Alwyn is first N. Sea platform to fit new Permasense anti-rust system

Permasense non-intrusive sensors are installed on-stream
Permasense non-intrusive sensors are installed on-stream

Rust-busting specialist Permasense has completed the first installation of its ET210 Integrity Monitoring System in the UK North Sea on Total’s Alwyn platform.

The ET210 system delivers continuous measurements directly to desk, eliminating costs and safety risks associated with manual inspection methods.

The quality and frequency of the data delivered offers users a real-time insight into the impact of operations – including flowrates, sand and acid levels on equipment integrity.

This information provides operators with a platform for enhanced decision-making to maximise production rates, minimise downtime, and reduce the risk of corrosion or erosion-related incidents.

Permasense – which has an Aberdeen operations base –  has installed 12 sensors to deliver continuous wall thickness and temperature measurements from topside and surface equipment directly to desk.

Total has produced over one billion barrels of oil from the Alwyn area since 1987. Tom Fuggle, Business Development Director, Permasense, said: “Total places a high value on asset integrity and that our innovative solutions complement that

“There is a strong market for solutions that allow oil and gas companies to reduce OPEX and increase production and understanding equipment integrity is paramount to operational performance and safety.

“ET210 is a cost-effective solution that enables users to minimise OPEX for equipment inspection and at the same time deliver real-time actionable insights into corrosion and erosion events, maximising returns in a safe and controlled way.”

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