Confidence through accurate and real-time monitoring
In order to maintain safety and ensure full continuous operation, it is vital to prevent excess utilisation of components. Strain, curvature, vibration, pressure, temperature and movement are all factors that affect the remaining service life of an asset.
We hold more than twenty years of experience, and our solutions have all been field proven. Having our systems installed allows you to make more qualified decisions regarding utilisation and life extension, which can lead to considerable cost savings.
Replacement and unexpected shut-downs can be postponed and prevented. This provides increased operational reliability and safety, as well as prolonged service life, while at the same time meeting government requirements in a cost effective way.
We provide structural monitoring for:
- Drilling & workover operations
- Hybrid risers
- Foundation & grouting
- Jackets & structures
- Vibration subsea & EEx zone
Drilling and workover operations
During both drilling and workover operations, it is important to ensure that tension, bending moment and movement is kept at a bare minimum. We provide accurate monitoring of these factors, either continuously or as a part of an assessment.
For drilling operations, we arrange our sensors strategically in order to detect relevant loads, such as movement or VIV (vortex induced vibrations). During workover operations, we arrange sensor on the tension point and on the lower tapered stress joint and, if required, on the LRP (lower riser package) or EDP (emergency disconnect package).
- Bending moment
- Shear force
Current, waves and position may be added to our system, and we offer full redundancy.
Steel catenary riser
When monitoring steel catenary risers, we arrange sensors in the touch-down zone and in the hang-off area (flex joint). Data is available topside.
- Bending moment
Vibration subsea and EEx Zone
FORCE Technology provides systems for monitoring high frequency vibrations (>1Hz), both subsea and topside, based on strain measurements and accelerations. Subsea monitoring may be combined with hydrophones, and is ROV/diver installable. Topside may include EEx Zone requirements.
We use LVDT (linear variable differential transformer) and hydro acoustic sensors to measure displacement from a micro meter to meter range. This may be combined with other sensor systems to provide additional information. Systems are custom built to suit the application.
Consultancy and expertise
Our technology is sought after and in use worldwide, with large clients in the the oil and gas industry. This is partly due to an increased focus on health, safety and environment (HSE) in the offshore industry, which has lead to operators choosing a more pre-emptive approach. We specialise in technical integrity, and the ability to correctly evaluate and predict historical and future performance of offshore assets.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to receive more information, or if you have any questions or inquiries.