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Permasense to deliver its 10,000th integrity monitoring sensor to Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery

22nd July 2015

Provider of continuous integrity monitoring technology wins milestone order

Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery
Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery

Permasense has secured a milestone order from Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery in Singapore. The application will see Permasense deliver its 10,000th permanently installed corrosion and erosion sensor in its largest single installation in Asia to date. 

Following an initial order of 25 sensors last year, installed to extract thickness data from inaccessible locations, Shell will expand its monitoring system in August 2015 to include an additional 128 sensors spread across three of the Pulau Bukom refinery’s units.

The energy giant saw considerable value in having real-time pipe wall thickness  measurements delivered directly to desk, enabling continuous visibility into corrosion activity. The initial installation enabled an enhanced understanding of the impact of changes in crude slate on asset integrity, prompting Shell to install a wider distribution of sensors that will provide a more complete image of the corrosion status of the refinery. 

Xuan-Thang (Victor) Doan, Inspection Engineer at the Pulau Bukom refinery, says: “The enhancement of our integrity monitoring strategy with the Permasense system increases our visualisation of the refinery’s corrosion activities, allowing us to see the impact of crude slate variations almost instantaneously.”

“We’re immensely proud to be delivering our 10,000th sensor to Shell’s Pulau Bukom, having proved the value of our technology at this refinery and other Shell business units around the world,” adds Peter Collins, CEO, Permasense.

“Our cost-effective corrosion and erosion monitoring systems deliver real-time measurements directly to the desks of decision makers who use the enhanced quality and frequency of data to operate their facilities safely and more profitably. Shell has actively embraced our technology from its commercial introduction as a means to optimise its operations.”


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