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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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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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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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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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