14th of April marked an important milestone for Scale Protection, when SPIN Protection was run and installed in a well. The SPIN tool is currently undergoing a test program in a subsurface safety valve (SSSV).
SPIN is a patented concept that will prevent scale from growing in local sections of pipes and valves. The patented principle can be applied in valves and other areas where a clean surface is critical. The SPIN and its effect was proven in an onshore flow-loop prior to the field trial.
The goal is that the tool can reduce the need for frequent function testing of the valve as well as performing scale cleaning operations. It can also reduce use of chemicals in some cases.