FlexScout® Riser Annulus Testing
Annulus testing provides a low-cost means of ascertaining whether further remedial action is required. As a technique it can be used as a way of assessing damage and risks that could cause the flexible pipe to fail within its designed service life. The annulus test method is a fast way to assess if the annulus is flooded due to a breached outer sheath and then test the free volume of the riser for corrosion assessments. From this, operators can re-assess the service life of the riser and, if necessary, take corrective actions.