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Permasense deliver sensor to Shell refinery

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Permasense has secured a milestone order from Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery in Singapore. The application will see Permasense deliver its 10 000th permanently installed corrosion and erosion sensor at its largest single installation in Asia to date.

Following an initial order of 25 sensors in 2014, installed to extract thickness data from inaccessible locations, Shell will expand its monitoring system in August this year to include an additional 128 sensors spread across three of the Pulau Bukom refinery’s units. Shell saw considerable value in having real time pipe wall thickness measurements delivered directly to desk, enabling continuous visibility into corrosion activity. The initial installation enabled an enhanced understanding of the impact of changes in crude slate on asset integrity, prompting Shell to install a wider distribution of sensors that will provide a more complete image of the corrosion status of the refinery.


Xuan-Thang Doan, Inspection Engineer, Pulau Bukom refinery said, “the enhancement of our integrity monitoring strategy with the Permasense system increases our visualisation of the refinery’s corrosion activities, allowing us to see the impact of crude slate variations almost instantaneously.”

Peter Collins, Permasense, CEO said, “we’re immensely proud to be delivering our 10 000th sensor to Shell’s Pulau Bukom, having proved the value of our technology at this refinery and other Shell business units around the world.”

Edited from press release by Claira Lloyd

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