The objective of the audit was to verify the company’s maintenance and follow-up of corrosion under insulation in the processing facility, and to follow up how maintenance plans reflect the challenges identified.


Three non-conformities were identified during the audit, concerning:

  • Maintenance of insulation for processing equipment and structures
  • Follow-up and maintenance of safety-critical equipment and functions
  • Non-conformity handling

In addition, three improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Testing of the firewater system
  • Fire divisions
  • Information about risks associated with working on insulation stripping for CUI inspections and continuous improvement

Equinor has been given a deadline of 18 February 2019 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be addressed.