March 23, 2023

Aramco Ventures Invests in Inductosense’s Corrosion Monitoring Technology

UK based technology developer Inductosense Ltd announced today that it has raised a round of investment led by Aramco Ventures, alongside existing investors. This latest investment round brings the total amount raised by Inductosense to over $10M.

The Inductosense WAND technology is based around wireless, battery-free ultrasonic sensors that are permanently attached to metal structures for simple, accurate wall thickness monitoring. The technology revolutionises corrosion monitoring and offers a seamless migration from manual collection of corrosion data to a fully automated IoT solution. The repeatable measurements from the WAND sensors allow customers to trend data, make informed decisions and improve safety.  Customers also see reduced costs and are supported with their drive towards digitisation and net zero. 

The WAND technology has been deployed globally in a range of industries, including oil and gas, chemical, nuclear and mining and has been approved by multiple major operators. Aramco trialled the WAND system across 6 plants and subsequently approved the technology in 2022.

“Inductosense has seen rapid growth with our customers transitioning from trials to deployments of sensors in volumes,” said CEO Dr. Matt Butcher. “It is great to have Aramco Ventures on board and this investment will be used to further support the roll-out of our technology with clients, including Aramco. We will also use the funds to take advantage of a range of opportunities to integrate our technology into products during their manufacture as well as progressing towards a recurring revenue based model.”

Aramco Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Saudi Aramco, is a significant investor in technology companies that are developing solutions to address some of the energy industry’s most pressing challenges. 

“We are excited to be investing in Inductosense’s game changing corrosion monitoring technology,” said Mike Hill of Aramco Ventures. “We believe that its technology has the potential to make a real difference to Aramco and to the way that assets are managed in a wide range of industries.”

From L-R: Prof. Paul Wilcox (co-founder), Prof. Anthony Croxford (co-founder), Dr. Matt Butcher (CEO) and Dr. Cheng-Huan Zhong (co-founder and CTO).

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About Inductosense

Inductosense is a UK-based company that designs and manufactures ultrasonic sensor technologies for internal corrosion and erosion monitoring. Our team of industry experts, including engineers and academics, have successfully deployed our WAND solutions with major operators across the world.

WAND technology is an embeddable wall thickness monitoring system that enables accurate, repeatable measurements at a fraction of the cost and time of alternative methods.

The WAND product range is modular, providing solutions that enable our customers to digitise their data, whether they require manual or remote data capture.

About Aramco Ventures

Aramco Ventures is the corporate venturing subsidiary of Aramco, the world’s leading fully integrated energy and chemical enterprise. Headquartered in Dhahran with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Aramco Ventures’ strategic venturing programs invest globally in start-up and high growth companies with technologies of strategic importance to its parent company, Aramco, primarily supporting its operational decarbonization, new lower-carbon fuels businesses, and digital transformation initiatives. Aramco Ventures also operates Prosperity7, the company’s disruptive technologies investment program.