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How is AI applied to corrosion detection?

Corrosion detection is a challenging, risky, time-consuming, and expensive process. According to NACE, the global corrosion cost is estimated to be US$2.5 trillion, equivalent to 3.4% of the global GDP (2013). On top of that, it requires workers to inspect every edge of an enormous environment full of flammable hydrocarbons. However, the use of AI is reshaping this practice. AI-powered corrosion detection uses drones and sensors to map the asset digitally. And by adopting cutting-edge technology, this new method is proving to be more efficient and reliable than the traditional one. This article will analyze how AI applied to corrosion [...]

January 17th, 2024|Artificial Intelligence, Corrosion, Industry 4.0|

Vidya Goes Global: Launching Houston Headquarters

Curitiba - Houston, November 29th, 2023. Vidya Technology, a global technology provider committed to supporting the Mining and Oil and Gas industries, announces its first international office in the United States. The company’s new headquarters will be located in Houston. Founded in 2013, Vidya is a company that develops hardware, software, and artificial intelligence solutions for asset integrity and performance management. Our solutions have been trusted by major companies such as Ocyan, MODEC, Equinor, Petrobrás, Vale, and SLB. In 2024, Vidya plans to launch its first pilot project with a regional oil and gas company. ‘’The road ahead is filled [...]

November 29th, 2023|Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0|

Why traditional Corrosion Management methods are becoming obsolete

Offshore Oil operations are constantly threatened by an inevitable factor: Corrosion. Heavy corrosion damage can lead to extended unplanned shutdown times, decreased safety, and increased environmental exposure. This is why Oil and Gas companies struggle with traditional Corrosion Management methods becoming obsolete. However, corrosion management isn’t an easy task, involving locating, prioritizing, and treating corrosion signs along +300,000m² areas. Besides that, while operations need to execute interventions, they need to deal with limited maintenance time, budget constraints, and costly downtime. For this reason, the sector’s complexity requires an alternative method of addressing corrosion.   The Importance of Corrosion Management   [...]

November 29th, 2023|Corrosion, Industry 4.0, iot|

Top 4 AI Trends of 2024

Intro   As we step into the year 2024, Artificial Intelligence continues to transform industries and our daily lives. From chatbots to AI-automated processes, this technology is rapidly increasing the speed of operations while delivering more specified and data-driven decisions. In this volatile reality, trends and technological innovations emerge faster, reaching a point in which it is hard to keep track of new AI solutions. In this blogpost, we will explore some of the top AI trends to watch for in 2024, discussing how these trends are shaping the future of industries.   1. Increased Processing Capacity   Over the [...]

October 11th, 2023|Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0|

Why AI is becoming a consolidated reality

Intro   Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly evolving field with the potential to transform many aspects of our lives. It is already having a significant impact on the job market, creating new jobs and transforming existing ones. Besides that, AI is democratizing innovation, helping people to be more productive and creative. This is leading to a wave of innovation from startups and individuals. However, in order to comprehend AI’s scope, it’s important to consider the fundamental aspects that led to AI’s meteoric rise.   AI’s boom   Throughout history, society always had the need for technological innovations. Although the [...]

September 27th, 2023|Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0|

AI Applications in Safety and Risk Management for Oil and Gas

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, and 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 [...]

Unlocking AI’s accuracy and reliability

AI's growth scenario   From its early days as a theoretical concept to today's omnipresent reality, AI's journey has been characterized by exponential growth. According to a 2022 IBM research, more than a third of companies (35%) report the use of AI in their business, a four-point increase from 2021. This illustrates a key change in the way we face reality, but different from other technological revolutions: today’s tool learns from its own experience at increasingly higher speed and scale.     These tools are programmed to have a human-like thought process. Moreover, they are now a reality in the [...]

Vidya will be in the next IMSS

The Integrity Management Systems Symposium (IMSS) is taking place between August 2nd and 4th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Vidya will be there! The main objective of IMSS is to foster discussions in the oil and gas industry regarding the "New SGSO", which stands for Operational Safety Management in Portuguese, it is Brazil's first operational safety regulation, which is composed of 17 different performance-oriented and risk management practices for improving facilities and operations in the oil and gas industry. The discussions will contemplate the Management Systems belonging to this new regulatory framework (a package of laws that aims to [...]

July 20th, 2023|Industry 4.0, Vidya News|

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|

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|
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