Inspection, suited to your needs
At FORCE Technology, we combine our core strength within integrity management, material technology and engineering design in order to create solutions that not only inspect with a level of accuracy that meets or exceeds the market standard, but that can also be tailored to solve almost any challenge. Considering the risks and implications of flaws going undetected, it is essential that you feel confident in the inspection solutions provided to you.
Our tools and methods
Although several of our scanners are “off-the-shelf”, 20 years of experience in designing and creating customised subsea inspection solutions allows us to solve and assist with whatever challenge you may be facing.
The system that we apply is modular, making it easily adapted and easily modified to fit most geometry. We offer simple and and advanced inspection on both pipelines and structures.
Some of the tools that we currently hold:
- F-Pipe: Ultrasonic scanners for pipelines and pipe geometry
- F-EIM: Eddy Current inspection on structures, pipelines and pipe geometry
- FiGS: Field gradient sensor for pipeline inspection
- F-GRIM: Crack detection and crack repair on structures
- F-Level: Fluid level measurements, such as in buoyancy tanks
- F-FMD: Flooded member detection in vessels and structural members
Ultrasonic scanner for pipelines and pipe geometry
We hold several ultrasonic pipe scanners for different purposes, all of which can be fitted for a variety of geometries, in all shapes and sizes, including pipe bends.
Key features include:
- Corrosion mapping of piping, both straight and bent pipes, ranging (but not limited to) from an outer diameter of 2” to 36”
- Precise ovality measurements for subsea piping interventions, hot taps and more (qualified accuracy of up to 0.2mm)
- Narrow access scanners (line scanners, ring scanners, segment scanners and sector scanners)
- All scanners can be fitted with eddy current testing probes in order to map surface-breaking flaws/imperfections on piping
Crack detection and crack repair on structures
The GRIM (grind repair inspection machine) is an Eddy Current crack detection tool with built-in mitigation. If any crack indication is detected, the tool easily grinds away the indication with incremental grind depths. From there, we are able to rescan the indication at any time during the grind process, ensuring perfect mitigation.
Key features include:
- 3D scanning of exact surface topography
- Inspection by Eddy Current of the topography
- Mitigation through precise and traceable grinding of any surface imperfection
Cathodic protection inspection
With our state-of-the-art sensor for cathodic protection inspection (CP), FiGSTM, we are able to provide on-site subsea inspection of CP systems. The sensor measures electric field gradient vectors and can detect electric currents in seawater. Its design allows for highly accurate measurements with a resolution and detection level that surpasses all other field gradient sensors available in the market.
Key features include:
- Measurement of current output from anodes
- Measurement of current density on structures (bare steel, coated steel and concrete) and pipelines
- Detection of coating defects on structures and pipelines, including buried pipelines
- Measurement of current drain to buried structures such as piles and wells
Eddy Current inspection on structures and pipes
The EIM, a very small eddy current inspection machine, is designed to follow complex weld geometry on nodes. The Eddy Current crack detection feature has a high sensitivity towards surface imperfections, and the size of the scanner allows it to access nodes with sharp angles. The scanner can be designed to move along a skid , to drive the scanner precisely along a large structural weld, reducing the ROV handling time.
Fluid level measurements in buoyancy tanks
The F-level uses ultrasound for level measurements inside submerged buoyancy tanks. When placed on the bottom surface of the tank, perpendicular to the water level, the scanner is able to measure the water level inside the tank with high accuracy. This may be useful if the built-in sensor is old or likely to be measuring incorrectly.
Flooded member detection (FMD)
This tool detects flooding in structural members and horizontal buoyancy tanks. It consists of an ultrasonic probe that detects water ingress behind offshore steel structure members. We provide various ultrasonic solutions for flooded member detection, typically tailored to each assignment, depending on geometry and thickness.
Consultancy and expertise
We have practical and theoretical skills to choose the approach that is right for you. In addition to this, our variety of specialists within areas ranging from material technology, integrity management to monitoring, structural integrity and inspection, make us capable of solving most any challenge.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to receive more information, or if you have any questions or inquiries