NineSigma, representing Statoil, seeks proposals for non-instrusive inspection technologies that can assess deterioration and/or damage like internal or external corrosion, cracking, fractures, deposits, structure failures, welding defects within insulated pressure vessels. The ideal solution will give a full diagnosis of the overall status of a vessel without the need to stop the production process or stripping/removing the external insulation. Promising partial solutions will also be evaluated.
Awards:- Up to 3 respondents will be awarded an initial cash prize of up to $15,000 each. Prize winners may also be invited to discuss potential development projects in collaboration wtih Statoil Research & Technology. Statoil has more than 2,000 pressure vessels, and initial funding is typically in the range of $100,000 to $300,000. If successful, further funding may be available for piloting at our large scale test facilities and operating assets.