Subsea UK News - January 2017 Issue

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C-Kore Systems Allows Subsea Testing of SCMs C-Kore closes out a phenomenal year with a record number of orders for the delivery of their C-Kore testing tools. C-Kore is becoming the preferred partner of choice with both operators and installation contractors, saving them money on fault finding and installation/commissioning campaigns. The innovative low-voltage testing technology used by the C-Kore units was originally intended as a safety feature where divers do not have to retreat during tests on subsea intervention campaigns. This in itself results in major time savings.

testing allowing operations to be completed much quicker, saving customers’ time and money by reducing vessel days. The C-Kore units measure the insulation resistance, continuity and more, quickly finding faults in existing field and proving new equipment during installations.

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore commented,

Tim Overfield continued, “C-Kore was designed specifically to speed up subsea testing, while remaining easy to use. Our testing units save time and money when installing all types of new equipment or performing interventions.”

“We started to get more questions from clients regarding the testing of their umbilicals when SCMs remain in place. Subsea engineers get nervous when these items are tested subsea as the sensitive electronic equipment on board does not like the high voltage used with traditional testing methods. The use of our C-Kore low voltage technology was a natural fit.” Proceeding cautiously, most operators required that their SCMs be tested at their suppliers’ factories first. Once assured of the results, the C-Kore units were used subsea to confirm the health or find faults in all electrical assets, including umbilicals, EFLs, SCMs and distribution units. SCMs did not need to be disconnected ‘just in case’. The subsea testing tools performed fast automated

C-Kore Fault Finding

Subsea UK News | January 2017