Paper vs Digital Inspections
Intro Oil and Gas operations pose unique challenges to their operations when the matter is inspection and maintenance. Since this kind of activity involves a variety of risks and complexities, it is not uncommon to find field workers filling out paper reports, and walking around the facility looking for potential problems. This is a traditional-manual method, on which oil and gas companies relied throughout the years when performing risk assessments with the goal of preventing potential hazards that could compromise the continuity of the operation. Meanwhile, digital transformation has been disrupting the way things are done with increasingly advanced [...]
What is Asset Performance Management?
Introduction Asset performance management (APM) is an advanced and data-driven approach that many companies are choosing over just traditional and budget-based maintenance methodologies. There are several compelling reasons to consider an APM strategy, but four main reasons stand out: cost savings, sustainability-driven by optimal equipment availability, increased safety thanks to more comprehensive diagnostics and risk assessments, and overall process quality improvement. What is APM About? The concept of Asset Performance Management has become popular in recent years due to the great digital transformation process that the industrial sector is undergoing. The advancement of digitalization in these sectors is [...]
Predictive maintenance to manage corrosion and reduce failure on Steel Industries
The hostile environment of steel industries is a major driver of the main problems faced by the industry: corrosion and low efficiency in the maintenance of structures and equipment. Knowing this, it is necessary to understand how to adapt the operation and data analysis processes to ensure that the value drawn from them is greater than the consequences generated by the environment. In this context, the predictive maintenance process will be presented and deepened in order to understand how it can be the solution to increase the efficiency and profitability of steel industries by facilitating the management of corrosion [...]
How is maintenance performed in process plants
Maintenance is a fundamental process for any industrial operation. It is very true that maintenance is not a type of investment that will result in more profits, however, investing in maintenance could be the same as not losing money. In this blog, we will explain key concepts for understanding the real value of maintenance programs and routines in a heavy-asset industrial process. Why is it necessary? As mentioned before, effective maintenance programs could be the key to not losing unnecessary money. Investing in maintenance is to ensure that processes, assets, and equipment [...]