WFS Technologies unveils new riser monitoring system

WFS Technologies Seatooth Assure Riser MonitorWFS Technologies, a Subsea Internet of Things (SIOT) devices provider, has unveiled solutions to tackle the real-time monitoring of offshore risers both above and below the surface, on fixed structures including jackets and braces

The new products allow for the measurement of nine-axis motion (vibration, orientation), local analytics and the reporting of real-time information through the water-air boundary with WFS’ patented Seatooth technology.

Seatooth communicates through the water-air boundary removing the need for traditional dunkers. The benefits of removing the use of dunkers include improved safety, reduced operating risk, real-time information in the most extreme weather conditions.

Riser monitoring sensor data is used to validate riser fatigue analysis methods and re-calibrate existing predictive models. The WFS sensors are enabled with edge computing that can be used to validate the model in subsea conditions and report data in real time. Edge computing enables the fatigue model to be uploaded to each sensor. An analysis is undertaken locally, with the relevant data logged on the sensor and any deviation from the model communicated wirelessly by exception.

Brendan Hyland, founder and CEO of WFS Technologies, said, “Seatooth Assure Riser Monitor is the most advanced riser monitoring solution on the market.”

“Building on proven and qualified subsystems, it provides operators with real-time, actionable information on riser condition in all operating environments. We believe this will lead to improved safety, reduced risk of environmental incidents and reduced costs,” he added.

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