Effective early corrosion detection and corrosion monitoring is one of the most important cost-saving activities in O&G, maritime or renewable energy industries. NORCE is currently developing cutting-edge technologies to address corrosion detection. Early detection and monitoring is addressed by the hand-held non-contact Field Kelvin Probe (FKP) and it is applicable for both external (under-coating) and internal (through the steel wall) corrosion. For situations where Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is a risk, NORCE has developed cutting edge Fibre optic technology for evaluating the CUI probability with a high degree of spatial resolvability over long pipelines. The distributed humidity/water ingress measurements indicates pipeline sections with increased probability for CUI.
The possible application areas of the FKP and FO technologies are not limited to aforementioned industries. Both technologies are very flexible and can be tailored to other specific applications.