The extensive and on-going research and product development is done in close co-operation with key clients and suppliers as well as institutions such as SINTEF, DNV, the National Institute of Technology, research institutions, GexCon and Lloyds (type approval). The solutions have been tested and approved according to all relevant specifications/standards. Benarx® product series has been established as best practice on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
The market for thermal subsea insulation is seeing strong growth. Benarx has been awarded major contracts in this market over a number of years and is well positioned for future growth. Benarx is working with FMC, OneSubsea, Aker Solutions and other major operators in the sector. The company’s solutions include the use of market-leading materials and application methods developed in-house. We carry out assignments all over the world. Equipment/personnel are therefore organised in such a way as to allow them to be quickly deployed and carry out assignments wherever the clients want.
Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is one of the biggest challenges for the international oil and gas industry. Strict criteria for effective and lasting maintenance solutions will help significantly reduce these challenges. Ninety-five of all installations (60%) on the NCS will be more than 20 years old by 2020. Current, conventional maintenance systems and technologies are not optimal for the tests facing the industry. CUI therefore represents one of the biggest challenges in terms of safety, cost and stable production. Benarx’ R&D department focuses especially on developing solutions that effectively monitor CUI and reduce the risk of CUI-related incidents.
Benarx® is developed by Beerenberg www.beerenberg.com