C-Kore tools overcome the issues of traditional testing. They eliminate the need for manual measurement of insulation resistance and lashed together automated continuity measurement systems. Further, these measurement techniques are not possible when components are deployed subsea and in the case of umbilicals the second end must be deployed blind. Without C-Kore the only way to verify installation is with downlines and all the problems they entail, from the slow deployment and dubious reliability of the downlines themselves to the effects of inclement weather on deck-based reading accuracy. Both approaches can easily add many hours to testing, adding up to substantial vessel time.
Savings on personnel can be made by using C-Kore tools, as they are trivial to install and then perform automated measurement and data-logging. There are no delays to departure, as the tools only take a moment to install and a few minutes to obtain the first set of test results. Ideally they are installed on the quayside before assets are even loaded to provide continuous monitoring.
The tools do not require high-voltage permits, simplifying operations. C-Kore units are depth rated and are left in place for subsea deployment and wet-storage, this means the second end of umbilicals and other components need not be installed blind. When removed by ROV, C-Kore will fit in the tooling tray for extremely fast recovery. For divers, C-Kore is lightweight and easy to handle. C-Kore uses an innovative low-voltage testing technique, so divers do not have to retreat during testing and SCMs are safe from damage.