Wood Group Kenny introduces new subsea insulation training course
BY MELANIE CRUTHIRDS, News Editor
PERTH -- Wood Group Kenny’s all-of-facility asset integrity management business, Wood Group Integrity Management (WGIM), has created a new subsea insulation training course. The International Registered Marine Insulation Inspectors (IRMII) course has been designed to maximize the technical knowledge of advanced thermal insulation systems and inspection regimes for engineers and inspectors. The first session of the course took place in July 2013, and more sessions are planned for later in the year, and in 2014.
The increase in deepwater, HPHT development has resulted in greater demands being placed on thermal insulation technology. Where there have been failures in these systems, the root cause has often been attributed to mistakes in the selection and application processes. These industry failures, combined with technological advances, highlighted an urgent need for a common, independent and recognized form of training and certification for subsea thermal insulation, WGIM said.
WGIM's technical experts, in close collaboration with industry partners, developed IRMII to maximize technical knowledge of advanced thermal insulation systems and inspection regimes. The course is independently accredited through the Institute of Marine Surveyors, and offers successful participants an industry-recognized qualification, which is renewable every five years.