Identify & correct corrosion before it's a problem
With Accenture’s digitally-enabled corrosion management services and solutions, companies are doing just that–achieving a radical step-change in the way they operate and maintain their assets.
Most companies rely on invasive and costly maintenance and inspection practices that come with their own set of limitations including radiation exposure, high-levels of required expertise and reliance on visual observations that often miss early signs of corrosion.
Now using the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced data analytics and data visualization tools, Accenture is transforming maintenance and inspection planning and execution from presumptive and costly to predictive and data-driven. Accenture’s comprehensive services and solutions leverage advanced digital technologies to help companies create superior risk-based inspection programs and inhibitors strategies that take the guesswork out of corrosion management.
Corrosion management for upstream pipeline network
Using digital tech to predict & prevent corrosion
From oil and gas refineries to chemical plants to water and wastewater networks, poor corrosion and asset integrity management can have major consequences on core operations, including:
Leaks and equipment failures
Corrosion at unexpected locations
Poor asset integrity performance
Health, safety and environmental (HSE) incidents and unplanned downtime
Even the most advanced non-destructive techniques for corrosion inspections can be challenging and costly, leading to further infrastructure damage, additional safety risks, and avoidable downtime.
Uncertainty of zones/lines at risk
Inspection is often reactive and can often lead to further corrosion. Traditionally, inspections are based on a priority list of perceived risks based on known pipe/vessel design parameters and observable equipment condition only. As a result, sites of corrosion can easily be missed or equipment over inspected.
Unnecessarily large scope & frequency
At times, large areas of insulation may be removed and vessels taken offline unnecessarily, due to a lack of supporting data to enable effective decision-making.
Time consuming & costly
Removing insulation and taking assets offline is time consuming and costly and requires significant downtime and/or equipment isolation. Additionally, cutting plugs introduces a fresh source of potential moisture penetration and hence further corrosion.
To perform inspections, workers need to access hazardous areas and/or work from heights. Additionally some non-destructive techniques require the use of radiation which introduces additional risks.
Accenture’s digitally-enabled corrosion management services and solutions take companies through a journey that harvests data in a revolutionary way enabling actionable insights.
Acquire & monitor: Enhanced visibility and system
Risk-based Inspection Methodology
Pipeline Integrity Management Systems (PIMS)
Asset Integrity Division Readiness
System and Data Integration enabled by Accenture’s Asset Data Analysis and Processing Tool (ADAPT)
Predict and optimize: Advanced analytics
Image and Video Analytics to detect surface defects and signs of corrosion
Advanced Analytics and Deep Learning using maintenance, design, operations, environmental, and historical data
Apply and close loop: Cognitive automation
Real-time, Interactive Equipment Monitoring by combining 3D modelling with Accenture’s Active Network Model for Corrosion Management
Pipeline Inspection using robotic crawlers and drones
Digital Inspection Technologies, including nanotechnology, ultrasound, laser spectrometry and optical non-destructive testing
Transforming maintenance and inspections through predictive corrosion management
Digitally-enabled corrosion management empowers companies to go beyond siloed maintenance and inspection activities to achieve optimum asset value. By using a digitally enabled corrosion management approach, companies can develop a holistic and proactive maintenance and inspection plan and inhibitors strategies in order to:
Increase certainty of zones/lines at risk
Reduce scope and frequency of inspections
Reduce costs, time spent, and asset downtime due to inspections
Increase asset life
Improve worker safety
Reduced costs of inspection between 10 and 20%
Increased uptime and productivity by more than 10%
Increased asset integrity, resulting in increased asset life by over 20%