EM&I ANALYSE™ UK Patent Granted
December 9th, 2021
EM&I have been granted a UK patent for ANALYSE™, a technology that uses statistical analysis of UTM datasets to calculate the probable minimum thickness of a corrosion circuit and checks if it would break any alarm levels.
ANALYSE™ was developed as an alternative to RBI (risk-based inspection), which relies on knowing wall thickness loss, but the built-in errors of the ultrasonic thickness measurements (UTM) mask the wall loss trends we are looking for.
ANALYSE™ improves on traditional RBI methods and delivers reduced inspection scopes, demonstrated at circa 50% of the conventional number of UTMs.
Subsequently, inspection costs are reduced, with improved safety and carbon emissions through reduced POB (personnel on board). More resource can be allocated to additional inspection, repair, and maintenance activities.
ANALYSE™ improves integrity assurance through the introduction of quantified confidence levels of the minimum probable thickness relative to wall thickness limits.
Danny Constantinis, Executive Chairman said “Receiving a UK patent for ANALYSE™ is excellent news and shows that EM&I is leading the way with our innovative technology”.