Tracerco Develops New Grout Monitoring System
Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey, has launched a new product that should enable offshore operators in the oil and gas and offshore renewables market to ensure the quality and strength of grout during installation operations.
The technology, known as Tracerco Diagnostics Grout Monitoring, is able to provide 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.
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”.
According to Tracerco, the system can be interfaced with any type of ROV and can also be deployed using a diver.