Having a proper Mechanical Integrity program is of utmost importance for Oil & Gas organizations of any size. It is even more important to have a program that is standardized and supported by the proper software at scale to limit safety concerns, risk, and operational in-efficiencies.
The below outlines how a major Oil & Gas facility used GE Digital’s Asset Performance Management Mechanical Integrity software to breakdown silos and generate more than $230,000 of returned value from their investment.
Existing Asset Integrity Systems at a major Oil and Gas facility were disjointed with multiple systems in place, and where data transfer from one system to another was predominantly manual and labor-intensive.
The Integrity personnel, including Inspection and RBI engineers were spending an excessive amount of time maintaining multiple data sources in various systems and spreadsheets. The manual nature of the process made it prone to human error, which could compromise the Integrity of Assets.
Moreover, the existing systems did not offer users with asset health insights that they could use on the collected field data, nor did it provide good visualization reports. In addition, the comprehensive anomaly management process is rudimentary.
This was leading to a significant amount of manpower cost incurred due to standalone mechanical integrity systems that operated in silos.
After discovering clear silos and their impact on the business, the following steps were taken to remediate:
By adopting APM Integrity and focusing on standardized adoption, the organization realized a $230,000 saving in manpower hours. This was due to ensuring that data was easily collected, shared, analyzed and acted on in a timely manner—therefore also reducing the risk of the operation.
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