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Avoiding a meltdown in plastics decision-making

Avoiding a meltdown in plastics decision-making

Today’s designers and engineers now have more access to a plethora of polymers than at any other stage in history. There are currently more than 90 generic plastics and around 1,000 sub-generic modifications with 50,000 commercial grades availa ...

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SurfLoad launches on Veracity

SurfLoad launches on Veracity

A new approach to SurfLoad Taking a product to market – particularly one with as rich a heritage as SurfLoad, DNV GL’s tool for conducting Soil/Pipeline Interaction Analysis (“SPIA”) – is challenging. One of the key drivers for any digit ...

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Can your DP vessel detect and handle a netstorm?

Can your DP vessel detect and handle a netstorm?

Communication network failures have been identified in high profile incidents involving Dynamically Positioned (DP) vessels over the years. The cause of several of these network failures was specifically attributed to netstorm.  What is a netstorm, ...

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Event Risk Scoring - How risky was that incident?

Event Risk Scoring - How risky was that incident?

Edward Smith compares the pros and cons of two different approaches to event risk scoring - evaluating how close an event came to an accident, or the risk of the event re-occurring. ...

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Are you ready for cloud-enabled, dynamic QRAs?

Are you ready for cloud-enabled, dynamic QRAs?

Through data analytics, the cloud, and online visualization, large volumes of QRA data can be harnessed to produce and interpret insights beyond the requirements of compliance. A living QRA – simple, smart and sensitive As part of the devel ...

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Three lines of defence – safety assurance

Three lines of defence – safety assurance

James Jenkins looks at some lessons learned from adopting the three lines of defence framework for assurace of all types of risk within an organisation. ...

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Are your decisions based on the actual and current operating conditions of your asset?

Are your decisions based on the actual and current operating conditions of your asset?

If you’re a health, safety and environment (HSE) manager in oil and gas, one of your biggest challenges is that degradation and weakening of safety barriers can go undetected. Here’s a look at how the latest technologies are making a difference, ...

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Assessing pipelines in the digital age

Assessing pipelines in the digital age

With the vast amounts of both data processing power and storage opportunities, are there new possibilities to rethink how we assess the integrity of offshore pipelines? Currently everyone is trying to digitalize something, and we often see tha ...

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Rail passenger behaviour invites 'trap and drag' incidents

Rail passenger behaviour invites 'trap and drag' incidents

Richards Roels, one of DNV GL’s human factors specialists, looks at new research relating to 'trap and drag' incidents. The research shows that the vast majority of rail passengers ignore alarms and closing doors and still try to board. ...

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Spare Parts Optimisation - A Maintenance Modelling Approach Using MAROS

Spare Parts Optimisation - A Maintenance Modelling Approach Using MAROS

The availability of spare parts has a crucial role on the continuing operation of an asset. Lai Tran and Guy Cozon explain how spare part optimisation using RAM analysis and maintenance modelling can help achieve the required production availability.
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