Corrosion of crude unit overhead exchangers continues to be a significant concern towards integrity and reliability within the refining industry; failure mechanisms have been the subject of many technical papers over the years.
Permasense is the world leader in integrity monitoring systems, particularly for pipes and pipework in the power sector.
The Permasense system delivers real-time data-to-desk measurements of pipe wall thicknesses from practically anywhere in the facility, including inhospitable and inaccessible environments.
Monitoring solutions for corrosion and erosion
Permasense manufactures sensor systems for detecting and monitoring corrosion and erosion in the power sector. This ensures that these ever-present threats can be efficiently and cost-effectively monitored, planned for and dealt with.
Pipes and pipework in power plants can corrode and erode over time with constant or varying use and load.
Non-intrusive sensors for measuring thickness of pipe walls
The Permasense system consists of non-intrusive sensors that measure the wall thickness of the metal in real-time. The sensors are permanently affixed to pipework and can be operated at temperatures up to 600°C (1100°F). They are battery-powered, deliver their measurements wirelessly and are designed to work in extreme conditions.
Sensors wirelessly transmit measurements to a receiver that directs it to the plant operator’s office. The information provided by the system gives a real-time view of the integrity of the pipework, as well as showing the rates of erosion or corrosion.
Heat sensors for pipes in power plants
Flow accelerated / assisted corrosion in steam systems of power plants can erode metal quickly. Monitoring the pipe thickness can allow operators to make better-informed decisions that could prevent a potential unanticipated shutdown.
Permasense sensors also have instruments for gauging heat and accurately tell operators the current temperature of pipes. This is also added to the database and can be tracked over time.
High-quality measurements enable better decisions for enhanced profitability
Knowing the condition of pipes and pipework in facilities is extremely important, both in terms of operational practicalities, safety concerns and profitability.
One common issue in power plants is that of flow accelerated / assisted corrosion (FAC), which can erode metal quickly. Monitoring the pipe thickness while the plant is online can allow operators to make better-informed decisions that could prevent a potential unanticipated shutdown.
Usually, inspections are performed during shutdowns, as online inspection is either prohibitively expensive or simply too dangerous.
The Permasense system delivers high-quality measurements at a frequency that enables corrosion or erosion to be detected, monitored and mitigated, all with the facility in operation.
The knowledge gained can be used to operate the plant more flexibly, for example, by varying the load. It can also be used to better plan for shutdowns by, for example, pre-ordering components for replacement instead of having to wait to find the issues during the inspection phase of the shutdown.
Permasense is a solution for operators who want to operate their plant to its full potential.
Continuous thickness measurements allow water chemistry to be adjusted interactively to optimise and hopefully eliminate the rate of corrosion.
In 2010, a Dutch major commenced operations to extend the life of a major platform in the Southern North Sea.
Many refineries and oil terminals are located beside major stretches of water, either sea or river, to provide an easy and cost effective transportation route for crude oil and feedstock imports and finished product exports.
Delivering real time wall thickness and temperature measurements from online equipment to your desk, enabling safer and more profitable operation of your facility.
Permasense launches an enhancement to its successful range of wall thickness sensors specifically for the upstream sector.
The Greatmoor energy-from-waste (EfW) facility is located in Greatmoor, near Calvert, UK, approximately 2km east of the village of Edgcott and 11km south of Buckinghamshire.
Throughout March and April, Permasense will be taking part in numerous events.
Permasense, the leading provider of corrosion and erosion monitoring solutions to the global energy industry, has opened a base in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to serve the Asia-Pacific region.
The company, which delivers asset integrity monitoring solutions to both the upstream and downstream oil and gas industries, has now supplied its specialist sensor systems to 114 facilities in 26 countries, from Alaska to Australia.
Robert Strohl joins the Permasense Americas team in Houston as regional sales manager for Latin and South America.
The latest software for the visualisation and analysis of Permasense data has been released.
Permasense, a leading provider of remote monitoring solutions to the global energy industry, has opened an Aberdeen office to demonstrate its commitment to upstream clients. This follows the recent launch of ET210, Permasense's break-through product for the real-time monitoring of corrosion and erosion at upstream oil and gas assets.
Permasense, a leading provider of remote monitoring solutions to the global energy industry, today launches a new product for the real-time integrity monitoring of upstream oil and gas assets. The ET210 Integrity Monitoring System delivers continuous wall thickness and temperature measurements from topside or surface equipment directly to desk, and will help improve the economics and safety of offshore operations.
Permasense, a world leader in the field of non-intrusive continuous integrity monitoring systems, has secured a milestone order from Shell's Pulau Bukom refinery in Singapore. The application will see Permasense deliver its 10,000th permanently installed corrosion and erosion sensor in its largest single installation in Asia to date.
Permasense will be demonstrating its performances at NACE UAE Corrosion Conference between 12 and 14 May 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The Offshore Technology Conference is the offshore energy industry's key worldwide event, where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources.
Permasense is to hold a talk at this year's AIChE, which will be taking place in Austin, TX, US.