Mideast site tests fiber-optic corrosion monitoring system

Field trials in a Middle East gas processing plant have assessed a new approach to monitoring wall thickness loss caused by corrosion or erosion processes. The fiber-optic-based monitoring system was developed by Fiber-Optic Systems Technology Inc. (FOX-TEK), Toronto, and jointly field tested by the Saudi Arabian Oil Co.The work, conducted during a joint industry program between FOX-TEK and Saudi Aramco, was designed to investigate the use of fiber-optic sensors (FOS) as a corrosion-monitoring system for hard-to-reach areas or remote locations in oil and gas installations such as gas-oil separation plants, pipelines, gas plants and refineries.The primary objective of this program was deve...

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