Projects

Digital twin technology revolutionises asset inspection, saving >£2 million per platform per year

At present, the industry cannot visualise data across the full asset integrity lifecycle, current digital worker technology relies on traditional methods. Relating digital data to a physical plant location is a manual and subjective activity, which leads to lost time, high costs, potential errors and inconsistencies.

Global Design Innovation (GDi) has developed the latest later scanning and photogrammetry technology, which has the potential to transform the entire asset integrity management process.

The development of a revolutionary handheld later scanner which will rapidly obtain accurate inspection data, automatically detect and categorise defects, and generate virtual inspection reports will enable engineers to manipulate and manage information.

Industry Value

This technology improves safety, integrity and asset value, saving more than £2 million per platform, per year - £500 million annually on the UKCS.

Technology Organisation

Global Design Innovation Limited

GDi provides fit for purpose repair orders, engineering support and design solutions across the energy sector. GDI deliver tailored engineering solutions and provide clients a cost effective means of safely and efficiently maintaining assets by utilising latest technology to streamline workflows and increase uptime.

https://www.globaldi.co.uk/

ProjectGlobal Design Innovation - Non-Intrusive Tank Inspection - defect assessment software study

Challenge

Asset Integrity

Vision

Fix Today

Entry TRL

2

Field Trial

No

Technology

Non-Intrusive Tank Inspection - defect assessment software study

Type

Adapt

Achieved TRL

3

Technology Organisation

Global Design Innovation Limited

GDi provides fit for purpose repair orders, engineering support and design solutions across the energy sector. GDI deliver tailored engineering solutions and provide clients a cost effective means of safely and efficiently maintaining assets by utilising latest technology to streamline workflows and increase uptime.

https://www.globaldi.co.uk/

Key Results

GDI's digital twin solution eliminates the need for traditional reporting, improving the efficiency of inspection, repair and maintenance work. It allows the operator to visualise the overall health of an asset in order to make critical decisions more effectively and efficiently.

Lessons Learned

The trial was used to develop the proof of concept, which was fully proven.

Next Steps