C-Kore is pleased to share this months issue of UT3 magazine from the Society of Underwater Technology, featuring a 4-page explainer on TDR technology from C-Kore’s Greg Smith. This provides a background on TDR technology and recent advances realised by moving to direct subsea measurement.
C-Kore Systems have successfully completed a contract with A/S Norske Shell, where their C-Kore Subsea Testing tools were used to assist with fault-finding in the Draugen field in Norway. With the use of the C-Kore tools, Shell was able to quickly locate the source of low IR on the field.
C-Kore’s monitoring units are used on installation/commissioning campaigns and fault-finding applications to monitor the electrical lines of subsea equipment. By testing directly onto subsea equipment, the need for platform led testing or down-lines is eliminated, significantly decreasing the time required for subsea testing and saving costs.
Børge Nedal, Shell’s Maintenance Discipline Engineer Subsea Controls said, “We had already spent a lot of time performing testing prior to using C-Kore which hadn’t produced definitive answers. The C-Kore tools were very easy to use and quickly confirmed where the fault was. Using the C-Kore tools was a positive experience.”
Greg Smith, General Manager for C-Kore Systems added, “Our design philosophy has always been to keep the tools really simple to use, yet versatile. It’s great to hear that our units are leading to positive outcomes for our customers and reducing costs of subsea testing by saving them vessel time.”
C-Kore Systems has recently brought out a new brochure. To download it, or for further information on our innovative subsea testing technology, please visit our website, www.c-kore.com.