There is much talk within the renewables industry at present around operation and maintenance (O&M) strategies. With questions being raised over cost vs. downtime, and with many of the new round three farms being located far offshore, maintaining these assets is an increasingly costly business. At present wind farms average around six maintenance visits per ... Read more.
Tag: Asset Maintenance and Integrity
Integrity Engineering Services provides an augmented approach to inspection management, looking at all the factors that equate to operational integrity and acknowledging where the issues reside and providing the necessary tools to resolve them. Integrity engineering is moving away from the traditional perceptions of non destructive testing (NDT), inspection and maintenance works to a more ... Read more.
Every year the drilling operators experience large periods of downtime in their drilling activities due to time spent on unforeseen, but necessary BOP (Blow Out Preventer) inspections. This is very costly – we are talking about hundreds of millions US dollars every year for the industry in total. There is no doubt the BOPs are ... Read more.
If you missed my presentation at Offshore Europe 2011, you can see a full video of it below. You can connect with me on Linkedin, or follow us on @LRUpstream for upd ... Read more.
Faithful readers of my blog will remember that the elements of Operational Asset Integrity: people, equipment and systems, cannot be regarded in isolation. In my final blog, I would like to talk to you about the linchpin that connects all elements up: Systems. When talking about systems, we refer to the whole set of organisational ... Read more.