New knowledge for corrosion detection
In 2015 CMR began 3 new projects in the field of corrosion detection. In groundbreaking work, funded by the Research Council of Norway, Statoil, and Gassco, new ideas in detecting corrosion through organic coatings and steel walls, will be tested. This autumn our scientists were among the presenting guests at the latest international corrosion congress (Eurocorr 2016, Montpellier 12th – 15th September).
Scientists from Christian Michelsen Research were among the presenting guests at the latest international corrosion congress (Eurocorr 2016, Montpellier 12th – 15th September) organised by the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC). The oral presentation given by CMR-scientist Florin Turcu builds on an earlier Field Kelvin Probe (FKP) presentation (Eurocorr 2014) and it demonstrates through laboratory measurements that a robust FKP could detect corrosion through organic coatings and steel walls.
Details of the FKP’s operating principles and an insight into the electronics and the unique self-calibration mechanism were graphically presented by Bård Henriksen during the poster session.
Both contributions were well received by the representatives from academia and industries (steel pipe producers, oil and gas companies, paint makers, …). CMR will continue to develop the FKP while exploring possible applications other than corrosion detection. For instance, it is realistic to envision biomedical application such as rapid bed-care monitoring systems.
A Kelvin Probe for through-wall detection of internal corrosion on pressure vessels will be made. Christian Michelsen Research AS recently started a collaborative project with Statoil Petroleum AS and Gassco AS, which enables the development of the Field Kelvin Probe (FKP) - an innovative instrument for the detection of internal corrosion on offshore pressure vessels.