Simplifying Corrosion Monitoring and Control

Simplifying Corrosion Monitoring and Control

by | Jan 16, 2020 | Industrial IoT |

Jim Cahill

Chief Blogger, Editor

Monitoring for corrosion in piping and vessels is critical in industries such as oil & gas and chemical production. Corrosion control is important in order to avoid damage and loss of integrity in a plant or production site.

The traditional approach of periodic manual inspection is being transformed by technology innovations. One example of these innovations is the recently announced Plantweb Insight application for monitoring inline corrosion. The new software application:

…delivers field data from Roxar wireless corrosion transmitters, providing valuable insight into instrument health and process corrosivity.

Roxar CorrLog wireless corrosion transmitters generate highly accurate corrosion data from Electrical Resistance (ER) and Linear Polarization Resistance (LPR) inline corrosion probes.

Plantweb Insight for Inline CorrosionMaking sense of this data, the new Plantweb Insight Inline Corrosion application provides corrosion and integrity engineers flexible and continuous data access and analysis from these probes—whether these engineers are in a facility or at a remote location, via remote access from a PC. The increased visibility into the conditions within pipelines reduces time spent in hazardous locations where the probes are located and eliminates the need to do manual inspection rounds. Maintenance activities can also be more effectively prioritized, given the continuous flow of data.

The application, which easily integrates with existing WirelessHART infrastructures to simplify installation and ongoing operational performance, generates actionable information developed from automatic device data interpretation. This information is displayed in an intuitive dashboard that highlights levels of corrosivity, provides a visual heatmap of corrosive levels per tag, offers alarm notifications as well as enhanced insight into the health of the probes, transmitters and communications in use.

Levels of corrosivity of the fluids are based on the NACE SP0775-2013-SG “Preparation, Installation, Analysis, and Interpretation of Corrosion Coupons in Oilfield Operations” standards, meaning the information engineers receive conforms to globally recognized standards.

The new application is part of a growing portfolio of operational analytics from Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem. These analytics generate actionable recommendations based on data-rich insights, providing the information needed to make more effective, business-critical decisions.

Visit the Plantweb website for more on other operational analytics applications that drive improved asset integrity and overall business performance. You can also connect and interact with other corrosion and wireless experts in the Measurement Instrumentation and IIoT & Digital Transformation groups in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.

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