Aker BP trialling maintenance software for Skarv
Lloyd’s Register is working with Aker BP on optimizing maintenance of the Skarv FPSO and associated infrastructure and equipment in the Norwegian Sea.
Under a test project in Norway, LR is applyingRTAMO (real-time adaptive maintenance optimization), its cloud-based software-enabled service.
This involves establishing predictive algorithms linking planned maintenance to economic and reliability outcomes.
RTAMO uses data to optimize inspection and maintenance intervals to avoid unnecessary maintenance and inspection and production shutdowns due to equipment failure. According to LR, the software has achieved cuts of up to 40% reduction in operational maintenance expenditure for certain operators, including Maersk, Shell, Teekay, and Centrica Storage.
Saurabh Kumar, project focal point from Aker BP, says: “The RTAMO tool looks promising and we have good expectations from the test project as it is aligned with our lean way of working which we are incorporating in our organization with a focus on simplification and efficiency.”