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Terminology Explained: What is Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)?

Terminology Explained: What is Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)?

In this post, Dr. Panos Topalis and I would like to answer: What is Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)? Where did it start? The American Petroleum Institute (API) is where everything started. Risk-Based Inspection is method evolved mostly around API’s ...

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Day One Strategy: Asset Performance Management (APM)

There is no room for mistakes in the oil and gas industry today - Investments must be placed in the right area since day one. This statement is true during the design-phase and Operations and Maintenance phase. It is no big news to anyone that margin ...

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What is needed to perform a RAM Study?

What is needed to perform a RAM Study?

Maros and Taro require some basic information to run a study. This article aims at answering: What is needed to perform a RAM Study? Design basis The first step of any project aiming at building a RAM model involves becoming familiar with the sy ...

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Explainer: What is Along Wind Diffusion (AWD) and Why is it important in Dispersion Modelling?

Explainer: What is Along Wind Diffusion (AWD) and Why is it important in Dispersion Modelling?

Primer on Dispersion Modelling When a material (e.g. a pollutant or chemical) is released to the atmosphere – there are two main physical processes that govern its transport/movement away from the source: Advection (bulk movement of the mate ...

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Leak Detection and API 1149 - do you have an advantage?

Leak Detection and API 1149 - do you have an advantage?

So here is another episode from the DNV GL - Software "Whiteboard Videos" repository.  A variety of videos are available on the DNV GL - Software website, as well as in Vimeo and YouTube. These videos provide some high level information about top ...

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Results Viewer and Dashboards

Results Viewer and Dashboards

You can play with the numbers here... clicking on any field will dynamically change the dashboard - How the Results Viewer and Dashboards can support our decision-making process? Staff working during the operational phase of any asset has a c ...

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Top blog posts in 2016

Top blog posts in 2016

2016 was a great year for us in DNV GL – we started our digitalisation programme, engaged on the new ecosystems and wrote many blog posts! These posts are that you liked the most. Please see below a list of the Top blog posts in 2016: January 2016 ...

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Water networks: are you 'drowning' in Big Data?

Water networks: are you 'drowning' in Big Data?

In recent times, water utilities have gained access to literally terabytes of data.  However, most still struggle to put all of this to use, turning this raw data into valuable information.  Whether or not you would categorize this as 'big data', t ...

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Greetings from the North Pole!

Greetings from the North Pole!

Our colleague Tom Gilmour, head of Product Strategy for DNV GL - Software, recently received this letter from a satisfied customer, and we thought you would like to see it.  Enjoy! Hi! Santa here; just wanted to give an update on how the tran ...

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Terminology Explained: P10, P50 and P90

Terminology Explained: P10, P50 and P90

In today’s Terminology Explained: P10, P50 and P90. When working with Monte Carlo simulations, some parameters that show up quite a lot are the P10, P50 and P90. What are these parameters? Why are they so important? The large amount of data prod ...

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