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2017 International Software Summit - call for abstracts!

2017 International Software Summit - call for abstracts!

So DNV GL's 2017 International Software Summit - Americas will be heading west this year, to Palm Springs, California!  Registration is now open, and as in past years, we expect seats to fill up fast.  The 11th through 14 of September - mark your c ...

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A new perspective on risk results from Safeti

A new perspective on risk results from Safeti

The traditional and most common way of viewing risk results (i.e. contours) from a quantitative risk analysis (QRA) study of a hazardous facility is in plan (i.e. birds eye) view on a location map (see Figure 1). Figure 1: Traditional plan view ...

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Terminology Explained: What is Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM)?

Terminology Explained: What is Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM)?

In today's Terminology Explained: What is Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM)? Maintenance has changed over the past 30 years. This is due to a huge increase in the number and variety of physical assets that must be maintained, more complex design ...

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World Water Day - doing our part for safe water

World Water Day - doing our part for safe water

The 22nd of March is "World Water Day", as designated by the United Nations. DNV GL is committed to doing its part to help provide available and safe water throughout the world. ...

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Terminology Explained: What is a parametric study?

Terminology Explained: What is a parametric study?

In this edition of Terminology Explained, we cover the topic of a Parametric Study.  Perhaps you and your organization call this by another name (or didn't realize it even *had* a name!).  It is an easy concept to understand, but not always easy t ...

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Breaking from a Vicious Cycle of Maintenance Strategy

Breaking from a Vicious Cycle of Maintenance Strategy

The oil and gas industry is going through a tough period and many companies are downsizing. Oil and Gas UK reports that jobs in the North Sea have been reduced by 1/3 over the last three years. Unfortunately, we can see this trend all over world for ...

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Who is needed to perform a RAM Study?

Who is needed to perform a RAM Study?

In the last post, we discussed what is needed to perform a RAM analysis. Today’s post will try to answer - Who is needed to perform a RAM Study? Just as with our previous post as the asset stage changes, the requirements of the people involv ...

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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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