Tracerco launches new Grout Monitoring System for Offshore Wind Turbines and Platform Leg Piling
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02 August 2017Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey plc, has launched a new and innovative product that enables offshore operators in the oil and gas and offshore renewables market to ensure the quality and strength of grout during installation operations.
The unique technology, known as Tracerco Diagnostics™ Grout Monitoring, is able to provide quick and accurate grout density profiling. Real-time monitoring enables the measurement of grout density to be taken as it is pumped into the pile annuli. This allows offshore operators to determine that the density of the grout is as specified in the design – ensuring a secure foundation.
Kim Thye Lee, Strategic Market Support Manager stated: "Tracerco’s unique Grout Monitoring System ensures that accurate grout data profiles can be quickly obtained. Highly reliable density measurements remove the need to over pump the grout volume, saving on raw material costs and reducing the time taken during clean up. This, combined with live data recording and robust analysis, ensures that grout pumping can be optimised with a full traceable record of activity”.
The system can be interfaced with any type of ROV and can also be deployed using a diver - minimising the amount of vessel time. A simple and quick calibration method also reduces the equipment set up time and ensures ease of use.