We are looking for new ideas on how to prevent or detect corrosion under insulation (CUI).
Reliable process equipment and piping is very important for safe and efficient production of oil and gas. Because of high pressure and explosive gases, it is critical to ensure their integrity. A robust solution to detect corrosion under insulation does not exist. Therefore, the standard approach is time consuming and costly inspection methods which includes stripping the insulation. We are now looking for new ways to improve our production and maintenance to become safer and more efficient.
The ideal solution prevents or limits CUI, or creates a system that helps us know where and how fast corrosion happens, such that necessary measures can be taken only when needed. Today we spend a lot of time and money on removing insulation only to confirm that no significant changes have happened.
By launching the CUI contest we hope to inspire new ideas and solutions.