Sensorlink PipeMonit® Swarm S1, S2 and with belts are high resolution ultrasonic erosion and corrosion monitoring tools which provides quick response to wall thickness changes in pipelines and vessels.

They are non-intrusive, and installed and operated without interfering with production.

Choose between the PipeMonit® Swarm S1 which is a low temperature system with wired data transfer or the PipeMonit® Swarm S2 which is a system with higher temperature specification and wireless data transfer.

PipeMonit® Swarm S2

The PipeMonit® Swarm S2 is a high temperature wall thickness monitoring system with temperature range up to 550 degree Celsius and wireless communication through ISA 100.

The PipeMonit® Swarm S2 is an ideal solution for corrosion monitoring in all places topside and onshore. With its resolution of 2,5 micrometer and temperature range also covering refineries and process plants it is a versatile tool.

A PipeMonit® Swarm S2 system typically consist of a Swarm S2 datalogger/transmitter unit and 1-4 Swarm S2 sensors.

PipeMonit® Swarm S1

PipeMonit® Swarm S1 is a system for lower temperatures and wired data communication.

It typically consists of a Swarm of sensors with multiple daisy chained Swarm S1 sensors organized in a customized matrix to cover a bend, straight pipe, or a weld.

Data can be transferred directly to your central control system (CCS), a distributed control system (DCS) or to the cloud. PipeMonit® Swarm S1 support all common communication protocols, such asz Modbus and CANbus, out of the box.

Read more about data collection using PipeMonit® Swarm S1

PipeMonit® Swarm Belts

High accuracy pipeline corrosion monitoring and wall thickness measurement. The PipeMonit® Swarm Belts system is intended for special applications like slurry transport lines.

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    An advantage of the system is that customers can optimize their use of corrosion inhibitors or can predict the remaining service life of their pipeline.

    The tool’s ultrasonic system provides reliable and repeatable high accuracy wall thickness measurements at selected locations along a pipeline. As the tool can be retrofitted at any time, it can be moved between different locations. It is easily clamped on to new or existing pipelines without special tools. The PipeMonit® tool causes no interference with ongoing pipeline operation.

    Key advantages:

    • Accurate erosion estimates increase the service life of pipelines – improves OPEX
    • Autonomous operations, no manual labor required in operation
    • Dry coupling of sensors increases reliability and eases operations and installation
    • Gives immediate feedback on the effectiveness of corrosion inhibitors
    • Data easily available for the customer via a secure web interface
    • Customization of the ultrasonic sensors as belts, strips or as area sensing
    • Suitable for a wide variety of applications such as pipe bends and joint monitoring

    Use Case

    A recent PipeMonit® Swarm Belts installation includes 14 measurement locations with dual 24 or 28 inch PipeMonit® belts. Each dual belt set carries 24 ultrasonic transducers monitoring the erosion rates. The belts are installed along a 5 kilometer pipeline. The PipeMonit tool is hooked up to the cell phone network. It communicates with the Sensorlink server which in turn distributes the erosion data directly to the customer via a secure web interface.

    For onshore users data is presented in geographical maps (GIS) for ease of localization of measurements. Data are presented to users via a secure web interface. Each location has a status indicator that is sensitive to a predefined maximum wall thickness loss rate. Several more detailed user interfaces are provided for detailed follow-up.

    Technical Specification

    PistonTrack is based on a proprietary electromagnetic method. The system works by monitoring the piston from an array of individual sensor elements clamped to the outside of the accumulator. PistonTrack is reliant on mounting a permanent magnet on to the piston before operations.

    PipeMonit® belt mechanical
    Pipe size: 4” – 34”
    Protection: IP 68
    Belt height: 45 mm
    Belt width: 77 mm
    Material: PUR mold and stainless steel AISI316 band
    Cable length: max 8 m (between sensorbelt and controller)
    UT coupling: Dry coupling (SoundMax™)
    Opt: Ex-i
    PipeMonit® belt measurement
    Wall thickness: 3-200 mm
    Relative accuracy: < 0.1 mm Inclinometer: ± 2° (angular)
    Temperature: ± 1°C PipeMonit® controller
    Supply voltage: 24 V DC
    Housing: IP65
    Opt: GPS position
    Opt: Ex-i

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The tool’s ultrasonic system provides reliable and repeatable high accuracy wall thickness measurements at selected locations along a pipeline.

As the tool can be retrofitted at any time, it can be moved between different locations. It is easily clamped on to new or existing pipelines without special tools.

The PipeMonit® tool causes no interference with ongoing pipeline operation.

Applications

Corrosion and erosion is a major cost in the oil and gas and associated industries, and recurrently the reason for accidents and unplanned interruptions. Wall loss monitoring is important for verification of the asset’s integrity, optimizing chemical injection and corrosion and erosion mitigation and control.

The PipeMonit® Swarm’s unique design allows for installation on critical areas such as buried installations, top of welds, heated weld zones, elbows, and T-pieces to monitor and detect:

  • Selective weld corrosion.
  • Heat-affected zone (HAZ) corrosion.
  • Erosion and corrosion on elbows and T-joints.
  • Buried installations.

PipeMonit® Swarm substitutes probes and coupons in sour operations. It is designed to be used in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Process, Mining and any other Industries with pipe wall erosion or corrosion problems.

High resolution wall loss measurements

PipeMonit® Swarm is the market leading non-intrusive corrosion and erosion monitoring system providing wall loss resolution better than 0,1 mills or 2,5µm. The high resolution gives swift detection of corrosion and erosion rate changes.

Robust and durable

PipeMonit® Swarm is built to endure challenging conditions and harsh environment throughout its field life. No moving parts means PipeMonit® Swarm is practically maintenance free and there is no need for calibration after installation.

Customer feedback

A world class corrosion monitoring system is an investment in improved economy, prolonged asset life and safer operations resulting in customer feedback:

“Prolonged pipeline lifetime up to 2-3 times”

“Reduced chemical inhibitor use with over 20%”