FORCE Technology has been awarded the 2017 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award for its new and innovative sensor, FiGS®. The award was presented during CORROSION 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

16 March 2017

FORCE Technology has won the prestigious 2017 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award, presented by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). The award was announced during the expo CORRISION 2017 in USA, the world’s largest of its kind with more than 6,000 attendees. FORCE Technology was awarded for its ground-breaking sensor, FiGS®, a tool that has already provided their clients with substantial value in terms of both increased safety and reduced cost.

FiGS® is a state-of-the-art, non-contact cathodic protection (CP) survey tool that provides a unique approach to integrity management and life extension of offshore structures and pipelines with cathodic protection. On both exposed and buried pipelines and structures, it provides an accurate condition assessment. FiGS® measures current output from anodes, current density of steels, current drain, even minor coating damages, as well as providing a potential profile of buried pipelines.

“We are proud to be this year’s recipient of the MP Corrosion Innovation Award”, says Henning Arnøy, Managing Director of FORCE Technology Norway AS. “Being awarded by our peers in the global corrosion community is an extraordinary honour, and a blue-chip credential to the technical work behind FiGS®”.

The award is presented by NACE, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, in collaboration with the magazine Materials Performance (MP). FORCE Technology was selected from a field of 44 accepted nominees from around the world. “We want to recognize the hard work the corrosion-control industry has invested in solving today’s corrosion control problems by awarding our Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards to those innovations that offer revolutionary solutions to combat corrosion and protect vital assets from its damaging effects,” says MP Managing Editor in Chief Gretchen Jacobson.

FiGS® is the latest addition to the unique spectre of tools and services within asset integrity management offered by FORCE Technology. “Performing a FiGS® survey provides you with an accurate image of the assets condition, allowing for qualified decisions and substantial cost savings when considering life extension and anode replacement. This approach heavily increases the return on your investment”, Henning Arnøy emphasizes on the true value of FiGS®.

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