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ODIMS CUI - Technology qualification and commercial development project

Alternative title: ODIMS CUI - Teknologikvalifisering og kommersiell utviklingsprosjekt

Awarded: NOK 5.0 mill.

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2021 - 2022

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Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a severe problem in several industries world-wide. Billions of dollars are used every year to combat CUI. ODIMS is short for Online Distributed Intelligent Monitoring System. ODIMS has a goal of reducing the CUI maintenance spending by 50% by introducing a smart monitoring technology. Customers willingness to pay will depend on our ability to demonstrate this cost saving is possible. ODIMS utilises novel fibre optical sensing technology that detects water ingress. Presence of water is the key parameter for corrosion risk. ODIMS will target and reduce maintenance work by pin-pointing wet sections, while dry section can operate longer without costly CUI maintenance campaign. The final customer of the ODIMS solution will be owners of manufacturing and processing plants. A set of industrial actors who are suppliers to these operators have been identified and may also be customers of and/ or investors in of the technology. The main goal for the project is to prepare the ODIMS solution for market entry. In order to do so we will establish and execute a technology qualification program approaching 2-years in length. We aim to establish trust in the technology and demonstrate to customers and investors the potential cost savings generated by smart monitoring. At the end of the project we aim to be ready to form the ODIMS AS company and launch the products for sale.