Warrington-based engineering, safety and risk consultancy ESR Technology, has won a contract to license its M-Skip solution to Oceaneering, a provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection services to the oil, gas and power industries.
M-Skip enables operators to non-destructively examine otherwise inaccessible plant components. The corrosion levels of pipes, risers and vessels in oil and gas, chemical and process facilities can be measured without the need to move obstructions such as supports, clamps and saddles which can prove costly and time consuming.
M-Skip was initially developed within the joint industry project known as HOIS, designed to improve NDT in the oil and gas industry. HOIS is managed by ESR Technology and has recently benefited from a large increase in membership, which now stands at 21. This includes many of the world’s largest oil and gas multinationals, as well as leading inspection service and vendor companies.
ESR Technology has developed advanced analysis software for the interpretation of data obtained using the M-Skip ultrasonic inspection technique. This software has been implemented as part of ESR Technology’s NTPLOT Windows software package for the display, processing and analysis of NDT data.