Upstream, mid-stream or down-stream, Oil and Gas infrastructure is part of a rigorous maintenance and inspection process. The advent of drones for visual inspection has brought significant cost and labor reductions. But with the vast amounts of visual data collected, significant challenges remain in storing, managing, analyzing and acting on that data.
These new robust data sets need to be effectively managed in order to better identify emerging conditions, automate and streamline maintenance and inspection processes and develop the digital models necessary to further optimize business operations.
How Optelos Addresses these Issues
Optelos specifically addresses these challenges by managing the data collected from visual asset inspection programs as Digital Inspection Twins, enabling informed decisions on that data and automating those decisions through our AI. By utilizing Optelos’ patented digital inspection twin technology, delivers all the models necessary, a unified and intuitive interface, to digitally transform the organization’s inspection and maintenance processes.
Example Use Cases
Storage tank inspections and maintenance typically involve construction of scaffolding enabling field inspectors to inspect tanks and as needed remain in place until maintenance and repairs have been completed. Erecting and disassembling scaffolding are an expense process, often running into tens of thousands of dollar per day. Optelos accelerates inspections using drone technologies, without scaffolding. When issues are identified Optelos AI detection ensures remediation can occur quickly and efficiently, minimizing the time scaffolding is needed.
Pipeline Inspection involves large geographic areas and distances. Drones are increasingly being used to overcome the issues of travel but create large amounts of images that must be sorted and evaluated by inspection specialists. Optelos unified interface and Reality Modeling capabilities, greatly enhances throughput and accuracy.
Refinery Infrastructure monitoring is important to maintain operational performance. Computer vision techniques offers plant operations access to all corners of a refinery, reducing safety risks and costs. Optelos platform amplifies the speed and accuracy of monitoring by rapidly ingesting images throughout the plant, applying AI to aid in problem detection and prevention and integrates with IoT sub-systems, either directly or in federation, to provide a 360 view of operational performance. Optelos is an invaluable tool for reducing operational disruptions and maintaining plant health and performance.
Key Optelos Benefits in Oil and Gas Operations
Visual Data Management
Vast amounts of data can be easily loaded into Optelos from any source. It is then organized, correlated, and transformed into a digital inspection twin, a digital representation of physical assets, searchable and sharable through our patented data management core immediately make effective use of the data.
Data Visualization and Reality Modeling
Optelos provides a unified method to view and analyze asset data, accessible to all stakeholders. Easily view, annotate, tag, measure all your asset data through the Optelos’ intuitive interface, including 2D and 3D models, and orthomosaics to easily identify, evaluate assets digitally, rapidly identify problems and share with remediation teams.
Operationalize Inspection Results
With high quality visual data being collected additional benefits can be realized by automating workflows and sharing digital asset information across the organization. Optelos data and system APIs support system interoperability and automated workflow to streamline operations, such as automated ticketing to drive remediation.
Automation Fault Identification
Optelos now makes it possible to automate decisions and identify faults that would take significant manpower to identify. With Optelos Artificial Intelligence capability, images of flare stacks, long lengths of pipeline, distribution facilities and other assets can be processed to automatically identify critical fault conditions using visual, thermal or other detection data.
Contact us to find out how we can help your organization tackle complex visual asset inspection challenges in your oil and gas operations.