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Predictive corrosion monitoring under insulation
Kanoo Energy in partnership with CorrosionRADAR, a company based in the United Kingdom is working on providing remote risk monitoring enabling condition databased RBI (Risk Based Inspection) for Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI). With its patented remote monitoring and predictive analytics software solutions, CorrosionRadar supplies the world’s longest-range CUI sensor monitoring system for critical assets such as pressure vessels, columns, heat exchangers and pipelines. The patented system enables the move away from manual inspection to automated monitoring, and from reactive to predictive corrosion management. Early detection aids with corrosion prevention, lowering costs and risk. The monitoring system finds key uses in cold duty insulation system which usually cannot be inspected during plant operations.
The solution includes permanently embedded, distributed moisture, and corrosion sensors which are installed onto the asset surface under the insulation on vessels and pipelines. These sensors and data loggers provide real-time data on asset health in relation to moisture or corrosive conditions under the insulation and its precise location shown on a software dashboard. The CorrosionRADAR system can localize the risk of corrosion under insulation early enough, thereby minimizing corrosion damage and allowing for early scheduling of inspection and repair. The system enables focused, efficient inspection, and maintenance programmes, a significant addition to the standard Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) approach with data-driven inspection decisions.