C-Kore Systems has secured a contract with A/S Norske Shell for the deployment of its testing tools on Draugen field in Norway. The agreement, planned to begin in the fall of 2018, includes the delivery of C-Kore subsea tools to test the insulation resistance and continuity of electrical lines underwater.C-Kore’s monitoring units are used on installation and commissioning campaigns and fault-finding applications to monitor the electrical lines of subsea equipment. By testing directly onto subseaequipment, the need for platform led testing or down-lines is eliminated, the company said.Cynthia Pikaar, sales manager for C-Kore Systems said, “We have been working closely with Shell Aberdeen for a long time and are delighted to work with Shell in Norway on this deployment. Our equipment saves customers a lot of time on their subsea testing operations, allowing them to reduce the operation’s overall CO2 footprint.”
The most potent winter storm of the season brought more wind than rain to the region today, with an even stronger punch expected this evening.The National Weather Service has reported gusts as high as 37 mph at Pearson Field early this morning. Gusts near noon were peaking at 26 mph.Winds that blew trees into power lines were blamed for a number of scattered outages throughout Clark County. Clark Public Utilities was reporting that trees into power lines had at one point in the afternoon knocked out power to 1,165 in north Clark County, mostly in the Battle Ground and Hockinson area. Winds are forecast to reach 20 mph to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph through 10 p.m. Saturday. Forecasters had warned of the possibility of cold air funnel clouds today as the cold air moves in. These types of funnel clouds do not usually touch the ground, but they can cause serious damage if they do. Rainfall totals today are expected to be a tenth to a quarter inch this afternoon, and up to a quarter inch tonight. Up to half an inch of rain is expected Sunday, with continued gusty winds up to 22 mph.