A prerequisite for safe operation is the understanding of how materials perform under normal operating conditions, as well as under unintended exposure.

Approximately 30 percent of the incidents and leaks that occur in offshore process facilities are related to corrosion and erosion. Corrosion management is therefore essential in order to maintain the integrity of the facility.

To achieve full control, all relevant data must be used, including data on process and production, corrosion and erosion as well as inspection and maintenance. The key to success is related to the complete management of all data available, achieving corrosion control and ensuring focus on high-risk items.

We provide:

  • Material selection and verification
  • Corrosion management
  • Corrosion monitoring
  • Corrosion modelling and assessment

Read more about these services below.

Material selection

We provide material selection and verification as part of ensuring the technical integrity of installations throughout their service life, at a low cost. We can assist during both design of new installations, as well as during modifications and life extension studies. 

Years of experience within material selection and corrosion evaluations for the oil and gas industry ensure robust material selection based on a high competence within materials and degradation mechanisms. 

Our experience and knowhow covers

  • Corrosion assessments (including corrosion rate calculations)
  • Erosion evaluations (including erosion rate calculations)
  • Pros and cons with the use of different materials (e.g. performance limitations for specific materials)
  • Standards, specifications and recommended practices
  • Corrosive environments in oil and gas production facilities
  • Impact of likely and possible changes to operating conditions
  • Long-term performance of materials in oil and gas production facilities Corrosion mitigation methods 

In addition to following client specific recommendations and guidelines, we comply with NORSOK M-001 and ISO 21457, which provide guidance and requirements for material selection and corrosion protection for oil and gas production systems. Environmental limits for materials exposed to H2S containing environments are defined by ISO 15156. 

Corrosion monitoring

FORCE Technology, together with our sub-suppliers, offer a comprehensive range of corrosion monitoring services, applicable to any offshore or onshore oil/gas production and storage asset. Our services are built on years of experience from both servicing and manufacturing of corrosion monitoring equipment. 

We provide:

  • Installation/replacement/maintenance of probes and coupons
  • Corrosion monitoring support systems to analyse and present corrosion status and trends
  • Management of the necessary operations for the installation/replacement of monitoring equipment in onshore/offshore installations
  • Collection, analysis and presentation of biological contents to control Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC)  

Enabling you to:

  • Be aware of corrosion status in all monitored systems at any given time
  • Predict and prevent leaks and failures due to corrosion
  • Reduce maintenance cost by performing proactive actions
  • Receive valuable feedback on chemical treatments and other corrosion mitigation actions
  • Minimise unplanned downtime, thus enhancing profit
  • More accurately predict asset/system remaining useful life

…thereby reducing risk and increasing asset and personnel safety

Consultancy and Expertise

We offer detailed knowledge and expertise, tailored to your specific needs. With us on the task, you can feel confident in having a dedicated and experienced team of people on your side. In addition, our specialists within areas ranging from material technology, integrity management to monitoring, structural integrity and inspection, make us a preferred supplier and partner in the offshore industry. 

Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to receive more information, or if you have any questions or inquiries.

Consultancy and Expertise

We offer detailed knowledge and expertise, tailored to your specific needs. With us on the task, you can feel confident in having a dedicated and experienced team of people on your side. In addition, our specialists within areas ranging from material technology, integrity management to monitoring, structural integrity and inspection, make us a preferred supplier and partner in the offshore industry. 

Do not hesitate to contact us you would like to receive more information, or if you have any questions or inquiries.