FlexScout® Flexible Riser Annulus Testing
Flexible Riser 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.
This annulus testing method is a fast way to assess if the flexible’s 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.
Flexlife’s real-time, permanent vent gas monitoring systems can also be utilized to complete automated or semi-automated annulus testing, and Flexlife’s patented FlexScan® technology can be used when the flexible riser’s end fittings are not accessible.