Technology Centre and Total collaborate on non-intrusive inspection technology field trials. NII trial results correlate with traditional intrusive inspection methods. NII delivered with no downtime or potentially hazardous vessel man entry.
The results of three non-intrusive inspection (NII) trials, organised by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre and Total E&P UK, demonstrated that the technology can deliver significant cost, safety and efficiency benefits compared with traditional intrusive methods.
Rebecca Allison, Asset Integrity Solution Centre Manager, said:
"Process vessel inspection is a major cause of production downtime and costs the industry hundreds of millions every year. The trials were successful and demonstrate that NII can help operators achieve significant efficiencies in maintenance and integrity costs, while improving production uptime."