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INTECSEA and Innospection Ltd announced today the launch of FlexIQ, a complete offering in the arena of flexible riser integrity management from the strategic alliance between INTECSEA and Innospection.

This partnership redefines the approach to flexible riser integrity management by offering clients best in class inspection and computational simulation techniques as part of an overall Integrity Management Framework. In turn, this leads to a significant improvement in understanding of operational risk and enables a fully integrated service for inspection, analysis, and data management.

Central to the value and distinctiveness of FlexIQ are the state-of-the-art and proprietary inspection capabilities of MEC-FIT™ and numerical simulation capabilities of FLEXAS™. MEC-FIT™ inspection combines DC magnetic and Eddy Current fields to detect damage in up to three metallic layers, including cracking, pitting, and general corrosion, as well as wire misalignment and gaps, all without requiring the riser annulus to be flooded. This unparalleled level of inspection data is then incorporated into high fidelity 3D finite element models for simulation with FLEXAS™, a multi-body nonlinear dynamic sub-structuring solver. FLEXAS™ conquers the computational limitations of other industry simulation software, resulting in high resolution fatigue spectra and accurate fatigue life predictions.

By combining these capabilities with industry-leading annulus testing and a formal risk-based approach to flexible riser risk assessment and life extension, FlexIQ delivers all aspects of flexible integrity management through a single provider.

Commenting on the partnership with Innospection and the FlexIQ offering, INTECSEA president Neil Mackintosh said, ’Innospection is a perfect partner for INTECSEA in the offshore inspection space. We feel the alliance is a natural extension of our mission to provide innovative, independent solutions across the project lifecycle. We are confident our advanced FLEXAS™ technology, combined with the unparalleled inspection capability of Innospection, will provide increased understanding, and reduced uncertainty and cost for clients in the arena of flexible risers. The bottom line is that FlexIQ delivers insight, not just data.’ 

Andreas Boenisch, Managing Director of Innospection said, ’In decades of industry experience, with the majority in offshore asset inspection and integrity assessment, I have found the complexity of flexible risers to be unique. Reliable integrity assessment and remaining life evaluations of flexibles require focused and advanced technology and innovation, combined with expertise.’

At both Innospection and INTECSEA, these attributes are present. The resulting combination of capabilities is FlexIQ, which provides operators of flexible risers the unique opportunity to work with a partner capable of providing the absolute best possible data and analysis.’

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