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Tracerco awarded for application of FMI

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World Pipelines,

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey plc, has been awarded Lloyds Register approval for its conformance and industry quality standard in the application of flooded member inspection (FMI).

In 1989 Tracerco developed the first FMI system, utilising gamma scanning technology to inspect jacket members for the degree of water ingress on a North Sea platform. Since then, Tracerco’s experience and knowledge in FMI has gone from strength to strength as it continues to deploy hundreds of Flooded Member Inspections a day across all geographical regions.


Tracerco currently holds a Lloyds Approval certificate (since 1991) for the technical capability of its FMI system. Now, Tracerco has been recertified not only for the offshore delivery of FMI but also for its project execution system. This includes being considered reliable and competent in aspects such as training, technical and operational competency, project management and reporting specific to FMI.


Tracerco’s consistent, safe and high quality service to successfully determine whether flooding exists and accurately measure the extent of any flooding that has occurred is evident by obtaining Lloyds Register Approval, meaning offshore operators can be very confident in the integrity assessment of their jackets. Accurate measurements in real-time ensures that inspections are right first time, reducing the financial risk and impact associated with repeat inspections, or remedial work that may not even be required.


Kim Thye Lee, Strategic Market Manager commented on receiving the approval by stating: “We are very proud to obtain certification from Lloyds Register for our FMI system and proprietary FMI software. The competency of our highly experienced and fully trained offshore technicians ensures that we have the ability to provide assurance and a full traceability of member inspections to all customers. Our global network of offices allows Tracerco to deliver the FMI service around the world whilst maintaining full legislative compliance. Here at Tracerco we have ongoing commitment to safety, training, quality and development that will ensure that we continue to be the industry’s number one choice for inspecting platform members”.


In addition to FMI, Tracerco also offers a range of field proven subsea technologies that also deliver real-time condition monitoring of subsea assets. Its technologies are used in the non-intrusive inspection of platforms, pipelines, buoyancy tanks and other subsea vessels, including any type of unpiggable, piggable, coated and uncoated subsea pipeline.  The technologies help oil and gas operators ensure the integrity of their assets, understand flow assurance issues to ensure continued production, and have confidence in their critical pigging operations.


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