Students got ABB Prize

Students from the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences got ABB Prize for initiative and multidisciplinary in a bachelor's thesis connected to our Field Kelvin Probe Project.

25.01.2018 by Gunn Janne Myrseth

Students got ABB Prize

Picture: From left The ABB Prize Winners Kristine Fjørtoft Roald, Åse Venke Hodnefjell and Line Hølleland. At the Right Side Astrid Marie Skålvik, CMR Scientist and Coach for the Bachelor Students from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. (Photo by Gunn Janne Myrseth, Head of Communication CMR)

The ABB Prize 2017 was handed over to the three students from Faculty of Engineering and Science at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences for their initiative and multidisciplinary in their bachelor's thesis in uncertainty analysis. Kristine Fjørtoft Roald, Åse Venke Hodnefjell and Line Hølleland were invited into a groundbreaking industrial project, the Field Kelvin Probe Project (FKP) which is lead by Christian Michelsen Research (CMR). As they told the audience: “The FKP, is a promising technology with the mission to detect hidden corrosion at earliest stages now enables laboratory corrosion measurements on field. FKP is expected to detect corrosion, for example on offshore oil and gas installations with no shutdown time. This lower inspection cost while increasing operation safety.” 

The students said they  were inspired to do this thesis when CMR Scientist Astrid Marie Skålvik in 2016 gave a presentation about her work at CMR.

We are so happy that CMR took us in and that Astrid and CMR Scientist Bård Henriksen could do the coaching. We learned a lot about uncertainty analysis, but also a lot about being in the industry and doing research with the grown-ups.

Teacher Helga Jonsdottir from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences also got their thanks for all her help.

ABB and Regional Sales Manager Rune Smedsvik in ABB said in his speech that he is impressed about all the upcoming students: “ Think about all these young students with all their knowledge.”

The result from this bachelor thesis will be used in CMR on the further work on the Probe.

The Winners with ABB Rune Smedsvik, CMR Scientist Astrid M. Skålvik and teacher Helga Jonsdottir from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.Photo CMR cop. Gunn Janne Myrseth

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