UK-based asset integrity specialist EM&I has introduced a wide range of innovative new technologies over the company’s 35 years in the industry.
They introduced rope access, and founded IRATA, digital radiography and numerous other systems.
More recently, they have led the Joint Industry Project (JIP) for the FPSO Research Forum, known as Hull Inspection Techniques & Strategy (HITS).
This has helped to produce other exciting innovations such as the ODIN® diverless UWILD and NoMan® remote camera systems, using techniques borrowed from the nuclear industry.
The basic idea is to eliminate the need to use divers or personnel in hazardous areas, working at height, or in confined spaces.
Introducing new technologies inevitably requires training or retraining technicians to cope with the new skills required.
EM&I has a Technology Centre in Cumbria, near Sellafield, which is the centre for nuclear research into inspecting and maintaining nuclear installations, so is the ideal location for training in the new technologies.
EM&I executive chairman Danny Constantinis commented: “Training is the key for the successful introduction of new technologies, as it’s essential that the pilot projects go well.
“We work closely with our clients and the class societies on these, as we are all learning together.
“The JIP for the FPSO Research Forum has been extremely successful in this respect, as all the innovations are industry driven.
“The future is even more exciting as we move into digitisation and statistical analysis of Risk-Based Inspections (RBI) for pressure systems, HAE Ex equipment, structures and hulls.
“Offshore assets such as FPSO, FLNG, FSRU vessels, drillships and semi-submersibles etc. have thousands of components, which all need to be monitored, inspected and maintained for optimum operational efficiency and safety”.
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