A new digital asset inspection system from Oceaneering International aims to streamline non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection management.
The tablet-based technology, called Inform Inspect, has been designed to equip technicians, supervisors and managers with the ability to deliver seamless, end-to-end inspection – from planning to review – with standardized data captured into a cloud-based system and made instantly available for analysis.
While the software enables more effective planning and optimization of personnel time onsite, the hardware is rated for onshore and offshore applications and is certified for use in hazardous areas.
According to Oceaneering, field trials have demonstrated productivity gains of up to 30% in end-to-end inspection times, and the speed and scope of the technology ultimately enables personnel to spend less time onsite in hazardous environments. The software can also be integrated with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and integrity management systems to increase efficiencies and provide a holistic approach to inspection and integrity management.
Bill Boyle, Senior Vice President for Asset Integrity, Oceaneering, said, “Our Inform Inspect technology is transforming the way we plan, enact and measure inspection efficiencies. Our customers can compile, execute and review work scopes in real-time, significantly reducing end-to-end inspection turnaround. The system also provides a platform to pre-plan work, so that all activities that can be completed offsite, actually happen offsite.”
Boyle said Oceaneering already has an agreement in place with a global oil and gas operator.
The Inform Inspect system is the first of a series of solutions Oceaneering will launch under its Inform suite.
The technology will be available through Oceaneering’s Asset Integrity business, which provides integrity, management, analytics, maintenance and risk management, conventional and advanced NDT and specialist inspection solutions.