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Exploring the Depths: Understanding Offshore Oil Drilling

Introduction:   Subsea drilling is a complex and challenging operation that requires advanced technologies, techniques, and skilled teams to achieve optimal safety and efficiency. Despite the access to previously unreachable resources, it poses unique challenges such as deepwater drilling, harsh environments, and high costs. In recent years, however, drilling analytics and digital technologies focused on asset performance management have emerged as powerful tools for addressing these challenges and improving the safety and efficiency of subsea drilling operations.   The concept behind Oil drilling   Drilling for oil is the process of extracting hydrocarbons, primarily crude oil, and natural gas, from [...]

March 1st, 2023|Asset Integrity Management, Offshore, Oil and Gas|

Driving safety in Mining through Risk-based Inspections

Intro Risk-based inspections are an important method for driving safety in mining operations. Unlike traditional inspections, which are based on a predetermined schedule, risk-based inspections prioritize areas of the mine that are more likely to be susceptible to accidents or incidents.   By identifying and mitigating potential hazards, risk-based inspections can contribute to improving safety standards and reducing the likelihood of accidents.   One of the main benefits of risk-based inspections is that they allow mining companies to focus on the areas of the mine that pose the greatest risk to workers and the operation. This means that resources can [...]

How to achieve efficiency in structural integrity management

Intro   Structural integrity is one of the key challenges managed in the midst of industrial operations. From oil drilling to mining, the integrity of structures is a determining factor in the proper functioning of this type of operation. In short, structural integrity is the ability of an asset, equipment, or structure to operate without suffering deformation. For this to be possible, the structure needs to withstand its own weight, as well as external influences such as windstorms, storms, and hail. Normally, this kind of asset is built with materials resistant to its load, and in its own construction are [...]

December 14th, 2022|Asset Integrity Management|

What is Process Safety Management

Intro   The oil and gas industry is characterized by the exploration of oil and natural gas in extremely hostile environments generating constant risks to the staff, the environment, and also to the integrity of the plant. Offshore operations are marked by their high complexity, with many processes occurring simultaneously in tens of thousands of heavy assets. In this scenario, operational safety management has the objective of developing internal procedures in order to avoid accidents and provide assertive measures to decision-makers. What is Process Safety?   As mentioned before, Process safety management is about developing efficient and effective safety management [...]

October 19th, 2022|Asset Integrity Management, Digital Transformation|

The Corrosive Process in the Oil and Gas Industry

Intro Corrosive processes are one of the main challenges for the oil and gas industries around the world. From the extraction process to refining and transportation, corrosion is an ongoing element in oil and gas plants. Besides being a high-risk problem for operators in the field, corrosion is also responsible for a large cost. According to NACE, the cost of corrosion prevention in an industrial environment is around 49 billion dollars, with at least 50% of this amount referring to atmospheric corrosion. In this blog we will talk about the main challenges and impacts generated by corrosion in the oil [...]

August 2nd, 2022|Asset Integrity Management, Corrosion|

Structural Integrity: aspects of one of industry’s main challenges

Intro The structural integrity of a piece of equipment or part is essential for the proper functioning of an industrial operation. To ensure safety within industries, it is in the operation and maintenance phase that integrity managers have the great challenge of ensuring that all equipment in operation can maintain their levels of productivity, safety, and performance through continuous monitoring and corrective actions, if necessary. In this blog, we will talk a little about the main characteristics of problems related to the structural integrity of equipment, and how these problems can be addressed. What is it Structural integrity refers to [...]

July 27th, 2022|Asset Integrity Management, Corrosion|

3 ways to optimize Steel Industry operation and maintenance results

Despite being an essential sector for almost every type of operation, from the supply of raw materials to the manufacturing of final products, the steel industry is not immune to various economic problems and challenges in optimizing its operation. Aiming to strengthen itself after the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, several opportunities in process optimization and maintenance in this sector have emerged. But what can the managers of these industries focus on to minimize the after-effects of years of declining results? Read the article below and find out what are the best ways to optimize the operation and maintenance [...]

July 21st, 2022|Asset Integrity Management, Steel|

Accidents that shaped the future of AIM

Any industry manager aims to achieve a risk-free and safe operation for his workers. However, the complexity of processes makes it difficult to map and fully understand the operation at all times, leaving room for errors to occur that could lead to serious accidents. In this context, due to several industrial accidents that have occurred in history, the industrial asset integrity management has evolved over time so that people are exposed to fewer risks and big magnitude accidents are mitigated. The evolution of technology aimed at AIM assessment brings up the question: would it be possible to avoid tragedies [...]

July 19th, 2022|Asset Integrity Management|

Asset Integrity as a Climate Change mitigation action

Asset integrity management is an extremely important program for industries and it can vary according to each operation, according to its specific needs and particular characteristics.   Although it has been present for a long time in the industrial sector, with the objective of generating more safety and reducing risks to operators, integrity management can be another method used by industries against the challenge of containing climate change. Read: Understand the importance of Asset Integrity Management Opportunities for a good sustainability-oriented AIM system   Industries are facing requirements from stakeholders in relation to the optimal use of assets in their [...]

Asset Integrity Management Challenges

Asset integrity management is a set of techniques applied through industrial plants with the purpose of developing, implementing, and continuously improving the integrity of industrial assets in order to maintain productivity, reduce downtime, prevent accidents and generate greater safety for field operators.     For an asset integrity management program to be effectively developed, coordinated efforts from different areas are required, involving leadership, management, engineers, operators, and personnel involved in maintenance and inspection journeys. Above all, good integrity management requires good business management to succeed.   Integrity Management panorama   Integrity management has been present in industries for years [...]

July 8th, 2022|Asset Integrity Management|
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