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 Management
Heat exchangers are highly critical component in the processing of oil and gas. Heat exchangers themselves are very complex structures and their lifecycle is continuously challenged by flow-induced vibrations, corrosion and fouling: understanding these units requires a multi-discipline approach. Old units can sometimes be used to satisfy more demanding operating conditions but being so complex ... Read more.
ONS 2012 will be held in last week of August, in Stavanger, Norway, which coincides with the announcement of the bi-yearly ONS innovation awards. This year, Lloyd’s Register and Scandpower are pleased to have two of our research and development (R&D) projects nominated for this prestigious award: our Blowout Preventer (BOP) risk model and ... Read more.
Earlier this summer I attended the combined PSAM and ESREL conference in Helsinki, probably the largest and most influential conference for risk and reliability practitioners this year. Key experts from industries like nuclear power, oil and gas, aviation, rail, and process industry, shared their thoughts and new ideas for improvements in the field of risk ... Read more.
Sweet dreams and a good night’s sleep whilst holding a position of responsibility within today’s Energy sector is certainly not a given. The salary may help but those stakeholders waiting to question bring their own kind of torment and need treating with the respect they truly deserve. Just looking back over the last couple of ... Read more.