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:
The year started with one of the most popular posts throughout the entire year. The post discusses the decline in the oil price and how that impact safety programmes:
This post discusses classification methods and the concept of high and low risk:
March was a busy month – here are the top blog posts during this period:
In this post, Graham Bennett answers what are the main challenges when performing Operational risk analyses
A semisubmersible is designed to operate in harsh environments in operational and temporary conditions. In this context, it becomes essential to understand how different accelerations impact the integrity of the structure. This post discusses the influence of sea state in evaluating the accelerations at critical points (full paper here).
How does YOUR leak detection system handle the uncertainties defined in API 1149?
This post comes from Kevin Hemingway and Mark Walsh. It discusses the second edition of American Petroleum Institute’s Technical Report 1149 titled “Pipeline Variable Uncertainties and Their Effects on Leak Detectability” (API 1149 R2). Given the ever-growing importance and prominence of reliable leak detection in the pipeline industry today, there were many industry professionals that eagerly awaited the release of this report.
One of the main strategic themes for this year appeared in April:
In one of the most popular posts of the year, Jo Ovstas discusses the importance of Digital Twins and give definitions to digitalization, digital twins and cyber-physical systems.
Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and its extension, Criticality (FMECA), is a process analysis tool used to identify potential failures that could affect the performance of a piece of equipment and/or asset. In the oil and gas industry, FMEA/FMECA is often the first step of the RAM analysis. But how do you go from FMECA to RAM studies?
Flushing of pipelines is an effective way to improve water quality. But after being flushed, the pipes may gradually regenerate the accumulated material and may need to be flushed again, thereby making pipeline flushing a spring ritual.
Sanjay Yadav and Christine Miller discusses the application of Synergi Water in the operation of flushing pipes.
In May, we added a post related to our Terminology Explained series.
The new framework of the global economy has stimulated and expanded the shipbuilding- and shipping-industries. At the same time, environmental concerns and green shipping concepts have put more pressure and demands on designers to minimize the energy consumption, maximize the protection of the marine environment and maximize the efficiency and economy of maritime operations. This post discusses the increasing the interest of wave added resistance study for ocean-going vessels and how to optimise the hull form given all the aforementioned requirements.
Explosions are a complicated physical phenomenon which science continues to investigate. Major accidents such as Buncefield, Texas City and, more recently, at the Amuay refinery in Punto Fijo Venezuela, have focused attention on assessing the effects of Vapour Cloud Explosion (VCE) on assets such as buildings and process equipment, as well as people. This post describes the VCE in more details.
June starts with a post written by Mike Murtha on very topical subject:
This post debates what needs to be done to increase public trust in pipelines.
Maintenance has changed over the past 20 years due to a huge increase in the number and variety of physical assets that must be maintained, more complex designs, new maintenance techniques, more failure data, changing views on maintenance organisation. This post discusses the evolution of failure data collection and analysis.
July presents the new 3D capability available in Phast.
Improving the visualization of the hazards modelled in Phast is a goal we strive continuously to improve. A long standing feature of Phast is the ability to view hazards from a “birds eye” view (i.e.contours on a map). Recent releases have extended this to include side view perspectives.
August is another month where some of the strategic goals discussed in more details:
This post list the reflections of Tormod Svensen, who is the Director of Digital Transformation at DNV GL – Software. He is leading the effort to turn the DNV GL 2020 Digitalization strategy into a reality, for the benefit of all our Software customers.
In this post, Kenny Shaba introduces the a dynamic, interactive dashboard showing risk results (Potential Loss of Life or PLL for short) from a (Quantitative Risk Assessment) QRA study done using Safeti.
Good news in September with the new release of Phast/Safeti.
This post list the advantages of the new version of Phast and Safeti
This post is the second part of an article that we published in the beginning of the year – Perfect storm for the next accident?. Data analysis shows that the concerns raised at the beginning of the year are becoming reality.
One of the key challenges of the oil and gas industry refers to the increasingly complexity of its supply chain. This post discusses how Maros and Taro can take into account key aspects of Supply Chain Modelling: Shipping and Logistics Operations.
November starts with a great post from the Simulation and Optimisation team:
“Recently a colleague of mine shared a noteworthy news article about a new pipeline in the historic town of Brugges, Belgium. But this is no ordinary pipeline… the new pipeline carries a liquid far more precious than oil, far more necessary than water. The new pipeline carries beer!”
Our company was lucky to get hold on a couple of Microsoft Hololens devices short time ago. Perhaps we were one of the first companies in Norway? Jo Ovstas describes his experience with this new technology.
Christmas with a letter from a satisfied customer and Christmas gift (new version of Maros and Taro).
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!
I would like to say thank you to everybody that contributed to the blog and also Cathrine Korshamn who runs the behind the scenes really well.
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