The Ultimate Guide on Electrical Insulation Resistance (IR)

October 22, 2018

We are happy to announce that our ultimate guide to decision making when you have dropping Electrical Insulation Resistance (IR) is now live.

As you know we’ve been helping the subsea oil and gas industry to manage and remediate subsea failing electrical Insulation Resistance (IR) for a number of years now and have developed some unique tools such as V-LIM and V-LIFE to offer the industry alternative solutions.

Over time, we have been met with the same questions over and over, which indicate there are key decision points that are worth prior consideration in broadening an understanding about what to do with dropping IR. What is less clear is when to make them, and what the impacts of those decisions are. So, we decided to do something about it, to support both our customers and the wider O&G community’s decision making by producing a microsite guide which specifically addresses failing IR.

Additionally, based on our experience and established chemistry theory,  we had developed a hypothesis about the effects of seawater on the copper conductors of subsea systems experiencing failing IR. This was an itch we simply had to scratch, and so our PhD student put to this hypothesis to the test over the summer, through a series of controlled tests on both the V-LIM and on an alternative LIM monitoring device. Neil Douglas, Viper Innovations Managing Director, has published the results will be available in the forthcoming Oilfield Technology Magazine, and which can be read in advance on our microsite guide. We are sure you will find the results to be of great interest.

This guide provides a valuable insight on failing IR and discusses what the decisions are, their impacts and when to make them.