Software tool targets improved pipe condition monitoring

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKXodus is introducing HAWXEYE, claimed to be a new approach to offshore asset lifecycle screening.

The system is said to allow operators to focus on investigating and preventing failures rather than locating and analyzing data.

The cloud-based web app is designed to screen facilities for vibration, erosion, and corrosion. Data from monitors and piping and instrumentation diagrams is assembled into a single interface, creating instantly accessible and transparent information, Xodus adds, for internal use and external reporting.

HAWXEYE is said to highlight poor design features in a project and operations phases and detect the causes of piping and pipeline failures and monitor reliability.

It automatically screens against industry standards and retains data so that this can be observed and audited at any time, potentially avoiding the need for costly repair and replacement work.

Graeme Rogerson, Xodus operations director, said: “Monitoring the condition of piping and pipelines with access to accurate information is vital, as seemingly small changes can rapidly lead to large-scale damage.

“Our research with operators showed that spreadsheets, the most common method of storing asset data, add time, complexity, and frustration to the ability to screen and prevent failures effectively.

“HAWXEYE is fully scalable, from a single item to multiple assets and can be used by any organization facing piping and pipeline condition issues in difficult to reach equipment, which is a costly issue for the industry.”

02/02/2016

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