Emerson collaborates with Stork to install sand monitoring technology in first UKCS deployment

Roxar SandLog wireless monitor

New Roxar SandLog wireless transmitters help protect equipment through accurate, flexible and cost-effective monitoring

STAVANGER, NORWAY (September 15, 2015) -- Stork, a global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity services focused on the oil & gas, chemical and power sectors, has successfully installed Emerson Process Management’s Roxar SandLog wireless sand erosion monitoring solutions on a major North Sea operator’s installation.

The collaboration with Stork marks the first installation of the Roxar SandLog wireless monitors in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
The new wireless devices provide flexible, cost effective and highly accurate online monitoring of sand erosion from the field, helping to extend equipment life and increase production from reserves.

“With operators’ increased focus on the bottom line, effective protection from sand erosion and corrosion can be an important factor in maintaining the successful and economic flow of hydrocarbons from reservoir to refinery,” said Kjell Wold, business development manager for flow assurance at Emerson Process Management.

“Our technology and application specialists designed the Roxar SandLog Wireless transmitters to meet this challenge head-on,” he continued. “The result is a highly sensitive and accurate solution that improves operator insight and can be directly integrated with WirelessHart™ networks. By working with a highly experienced Monitoring Solutions provider such as Stork, we can deliver a complete asset integrity management system for well operators.”

Stork’s Monitoring Solutions capabilities provide operators with the means to monitor the rate of erosion on their assets, identifying and continuously reporting on areas of concern, and enabling the planning of effective remedial work. Monitoring erosion on essential lines is vital, as it contributes to the failure of equipment and loss of containment, as well as posing a risk to personnel and the environment.

Rod Agnew, vice president for service delivery at Stork, said: “With over 30 years’ experience, Stork’s Monitoring Solutions department is uniquely positioned to deliver a range of traditional and advanced techniques for monitoring the rate of corrosion, erosion, stress, temperature, strain or intrusion on pipelines both on and offshore.”

“Working in collaboration with companies such as Emerson,” Agnew continued, “ensures Stork is at the forefront of technological advancements that are safe, cost effective and deliver operational efficiencies for our clients.”

The Roxar SandLog Wireless transmitters significantly reduce installation costs compared to wired online systems and enable monitoring in previously inaccessible areas. They are one element of Emerson’s complete asset integrity system that also includes the Roxar CorrLog corrosion monitoring transmitters. Operators can also access Roxar Fieldwatch, Emerson’s windows-based field monitoring system for rigorous analysis of the data generated.

The Roxar CorrLog and SandLog wireless transmitters are certified to industry standards, including ATEX.

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include Fisher®, Bettis, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel™, DeltaV™, Ovation®, and Roxar™.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.

About Stork

Stork offers services and products associated with maintenance, modifications and assurance of asset integrity (MMI) of production facilities. We are delivering technical support that spans the asset lifecycles of our customers operations. From concept through to execution – Stork aims to reduce risk, assure safety and improve asset performance for our customers to enhance their profits.

With 16,500 employees worldwide (UK & Africa, North and South America, Continental Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific), Stork provides innovative solutions and integrated thinking and doing in the areas of asset integrity; maintenance, modifications, consultancy, inspections, repair, renovations, relocations and other related complex projects to the global Oil & Gas, Chemical and Power sectors.

For more information, please visit www.stork.com.

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