Utilizing a Web-based structural integrity management process Atkins is able to
offer a comprehensive tool to operators around the world to manage the integrity of their offshore properties.
The system is built around a comprehensive data warehouse of pertinent records required to manage offshore properties.
Owners and operators of offshore facilities face
significant challenges associated with regulatory pressures that require more
work to be done, as a result a need for development of formal integrity plans.
Business drivers are demanding an improvement in integrity management to
improve asset availability. These tasks demand that more data be integrated and
assessed with fewer people in the industry to do the work. Atkins addresses all
issues tied to developing a plan, integrating data and assessing results. Atkins
has developed a comprehensive web-based Fleet Management System (FMS) for the assurance
of asset integrity. Given the potential for major safety incidents and the
requirement under current statutory regulations to demonstrate due diligence in
the safe operation of properties, systematic planning and control of asset
integrity throughout the life cycle is essential. In addition to enhanced
safety, significant economic benefits can also be achieved by employing an
asset integrity management approach, including:
Apart from meeting routine management
requirements, FMS brings with it many additional benefits, from the instant
on-site production of a printed inspection or survey reports, to the property,
which can assist in the identification and investigation of trends. FMS will
store the inspection, survey and work histories of every component of the
structure, and can be applied from the start of new
construction. Through an electronic link, component design parameters, for
example, member sizes and materials, as well as corrosion and marine growth
allowances can be directly imported. Similarly, criticality information in the
form of member and joint strength results, including those of fatigue analysis
can be entered into the system. Using the comprehensive database facilities,
FMS can present a direct comparison of, say, weld defect distribution relative
to the distribution of calculated fatigue lives, together with the weld procedure
information. The telling correlations and patterns derived from this
information will be useful tools in the diagnosis of technical irregularities
- Comprehensive archival and retrieval data warehouse, with detailed on-line reporting of inspection results, trends and property information.
- Optimized inspection and maintenance strategies, based on the consequence and likelihood of failure.
- Anomaly management.
- Data evaluation.
- Detailed workscopes for offshore activities.
- Real-time population of offshore inspection results.
To learn more about the groundbreaking Fleet Management System, or to learn more
about the visionaries who created it, give us a call at 1-.