HITS JIP Adapts Technologies from Other Industries

September 12th, 2017

Inspections of confined spaces and underwater inspections, such as hull inspections, that require the use of divers, expose people to HSE risks.

The Hull Inspection Techniques and Strategy (HITS) Joint Industry Project, led by EM&I, has been adapting technologies from other industries, including the nuclear and gas pipeline industries, to allow these inspections to be performed remotely.

Danny Constantinis, CEO of EM&I, outlined some of the projects that HITS has undertaken in a video interview with Drilling Contractor magazine from the 2017 IADC Asset Integrity and Reliability Conference in Houston on 23rd August 2017.

Danny shares some of the safety and cost improvements the JIP’s projects have yielded. He also discusses alternatives the industry could consider to conventional methods for inspecting pressure systems.

Click here to view the video on the Drilling Contractor website.