How to Improve the Efficiency of the Asset Management Cycle?
Far out into the North Sea, massive gas production platforms are buffeted by powerful waves and high winds while extracting natural gas from reservoirs deep below the seabed. It’s an extremely hazardous and remote environment, so the integrity of the piping carrying the gas must be assured at all times to help keep production flowing—and keep workers safe.
SMART Asset Integrity Solutions (SMART AIS) helps its clients around the world—including North Sea gas producers—ensure their critical production, distribution, and manufacturing processes run as efficiently and safely as possible. To do this, the company provides numerous services, including asset integrity inspections, to monitor, assess, and report on the state of components within complex industrial systems. These inspection reports help its clients maintain compliance with vital safety legislation and make informed decisions about asset maintenance and replacement.
Until recently, SMART AIS performed complex inspection planning, assessment, and reporting using multiple Excel files and paper drawings. It was a time-consuming process that made it difficult for the company to scale to meet the growing demand for its independent inspection services.