UK-based subsea technology company C-Kore Systems has announced a new subsea testing tool, the C-Kore Sensor Monitor, which can be used in decommissioning, fault-finding and construction campaigns to provide feedback from subsea sensors, such as wellhead pressures and temperatures, even when a subsea datalink is not available.
According to the testing techniques provider to the offshore industry, during decommissioning or construction, the C-Kore Sensor Monitor can be used to ensure well head pressures are within safe limits for divers and prevent unintended release of hydrocarbons into the environment.
For fault-finding campaigns, it is deployed to diagnose faulty sensors without using downlines and prevent unnecessary and expensive sensor change-outs.
The C-Kore Sensor Monitor allows for fast, automated reading of subsea sensors. It supports an extensive range of pressure, temperature, positional and other sensors, and does not require any subsea infrastructure or downlines to operate.
The design of the Sensor Monitor follows C-Kore’s principles for all their tools: make subsea testing simple.
Greg Smith, General Manager for C-Kore Systems commented, “We were approached by an existing customer, a major operator who uses our C-Kore Cable Monitors, with a requirement to test well-head sensors. We developed the Sensor Monitor to provide a simple, stand-alone solution for reading subsea sensors, even if the SCM is not present or communicating."
"Obviously, this is also the perfect tool for fault-finding sensors. It can be used when the operator does not know if the fault is in the sensor, EFL or SCM and doesn’t want to change-out a sensor unnecessarily,” Greg added.