The extensive and on-going research and product development is done in close co-operation with key clients and suppliers as well as institutions such as SINTEF, DNV, the National Institute of Technology, research institutions, GexCon and Lloyds (type approval). The solutions have been tested and approved according to all relevant specifications/standards. Benarx® product series has been established as best practice on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is one of the biggest challenges for the international oil and gas industry. Strict criteria for effective and lasting maintenance solutions will help significantly reduce these challenges. Ninety-five of all installations (60%) on the NCS will be more than 20 years old by 2020. Current, conventional maintenance systems and technologies are not optimal for the tests facing the industry. CUI therefore represents one of the biggest challenges in terms of safety, cost and stable production. The R&D department focuses especially on developing solutions that effectively monitor CUI and reduce the risk of CUI-related incidents.
Benarx® is developed by Beerenberg www.beerenberg.com