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AI Applications in Safety and Risk Management for Oil and Gas Operations

Intro   Hazardous environments are inherent to Oil and Gas operations, especially in offshore locations. Their dangerous conditions have constantly put workers and the environment at risk. Besides that, productivity is also threatened by the asset core activities, mainly affected by corrosion generating processes. This worrying scenario requires an optimized method of risk management. In this sense, AI plays a pivotal role in mitigating risk management concerns, enhancing maintenance control by constantly monitoring the asset’s health. Despite that, there still are several nuances that contemplate the complexity of risk management in each operation. For this reason, let's delve into the [...]

Making the most of POB on offshore assets

Intro The management of People on Board (POB) it’s a crucial and inherent challenge to the oil and gas industry. As a risky environment, it claims for meticulous assignment of activities for professionals onboard. It involves the proper mapping of demands that require work. Beyond natural risks involving people working in an offshore facility, unplanned events happen, which claims for workers to solve the occurrence. This event harms the planning of the POB previously done and increases the downtime of the asset, which leads to significant financial losses and possible legal outcomes. Therefore, it’s urgent that the industry rethinks how [...]

August 16th, 2023|Corrosion, Industry 4.0, Oil and Gas|

La importancia de la gestión de integridad de activos para la industria

La gestión de integridad de activos, Asset Integrity Management (AIM) en inglés, representa la capacidad de un activo industrial en desempeñar su función con precisión y eficacia, con tiempo de vida óptimo y seguridad adecuada. La gestión de activos es necesaria desde la fase de diseño hasta el final de su vida útil. Hay que tener en cuenta todas las etapas del proceso para que haya una gestión eficaz para predecir posibles riesgos para el medio ambiente, las personas involucradas y la instalación industrial que forman parte. En este post, exploraremos los principales desafíos de la gestión de la [...]

July 7th, 2023|Asset Integrity Management|

Maximizing Efficiency and Cost Savings with Effective Coating Management

In today's highly competitive business landscape, maximizing efficiency and cost savings is crucial for any organization that wants to succeed. One area where this can be achieved is through effective coating management. Whether it's in the manufacturing, construction, or transportation industry, proper coating management can help businesses save time, money, and resources while ensuring high-quality results. From selecting the right coating materials to implementing a robust maintenance program, there are many steps that can be taken to streamline the coating process and minimize waste. In this article, we'll explore some of the best practices for coating management and how they [...]

June 14th, 2023|Corrosion|

How to Keep Your Oil and Gas Storage Facilities Safe and Efficient

Intro   Tank and hull inspections are critical for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of oil and gas floating production and storage facilities and tanker ships. The challenges of maintaining hull integrity are numerous, including corrosion, fatigue, and structural damage. In this article, we will explore the challenges of hull integrity management, as well as emerging technologies and approaches that may help address the challenges faced by this industry.     Challenges of Hull Integrity Management   One of the primary challenges of hull integrity management is conducting inspections in offshore and remote locations. The need to balance [...]

May 31st, 2023|Oil and Gas|

Understanding Asset Integrity Management and its Importance

Asset Integrity Management, also represented by AIM, is the ability of an industrial asset to perform its function precisely and efficiently, with optimal lifetime and proper safety. Asset management is necessary from the design stage to the end of an asset's useful life. All stages of the process must be taken into account so that there is efficient management without major risks to the environment, people, and the industrial installation of which they are a part. In this blog, we will explore the major challenges of Asset Integrity Management and how the Oil and Gas industry is facing the [...]

May 18th, 2023|Asset Integrity Management|

Why predictive maintenance isn’t always an answer

Intro   Predictive maintenance has proven to be an effective methodology for enhancing the lifespan of valuable assets in the industrial sector, as it allows companies to predict when equipment is likely to fail or stop. This way proactive measures can be taken to prevent downtime and reduce maintenance costs.     It’s true that with the rise of new technology, predictive maintenance has been greatly enhanced through the combination of advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms. However, understanding the right moment of intervention has still been a gap in this maintenance strategy. Defining Predictive Maintenance   It consists [...]

Main challenges regarding Steel Industries Operation and Maintenance

Steel industries, one of the oldest and most significant sectors in the global market, has faced long-standing challenges that stem from the inherent rigidity of its processes and the often harsh operating environments it encounters. Despite these complexities, the imperative for innovation within this sector remains essential. In this post, we delve into the primary challenges that the steel industry confronts, with the aim of shedding light on the critical areas that require innovation and process optimization. The historical significance and widespread influence of the steel industry cannot be overstated. Its products form the backbone of countless sectors, ranging [...]

February 7th, 2023|Steel|

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|

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|
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