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Transforming LIM Data Into Intelligence with PlatformVi

Transforming LIM Data Into Intelligence with PlatformVi


PlatformVi, coming soon to Viper Innovations in 2024, is a bespoke data visualisation and analytics application which brings together system details and electrical integrity data into one easy-to-access platform. As experts in asset management, Viper designed PlatformVi to help customers maximise the operational life of their subsea controls and electrical distribution equipment. The technology draws on the value derived from data to assist operators with proactive maintenance and enhanced safety by predicting and indicating potential or developing issues, improving operational efficiency, and equipment service life.

The value of data for insight and decision-making

Improved safety, productivity and sustainability are just some of the benefits that insights from electrical data can deliver to offshore operators. An effective line insulation monitoring (LIM) solution, for example, shows patterns in insulation resistance (IR) that, when correctly interpreted, enable early fault detection and proactive maintenance that extend asset life.

The value of ‘Data as a Service’ is to take the data and filter it so it becomes valuable information to help with decision-making. IR monitored by a LIM is constantly changing and has many environmental variables. This produces a lot of data, and what it all means is not intuitively obvious when the operator wants to know, for example, when to replace the umbilical. So, the next step after monitoring and gathering data is to draw correlations.

All this raw data is then organised, tagged and analysed, increasingly using machine learning to provide insights. This is where ‘Insight as a Service’ could be coined – turning the data into something meaningful that has a tangible outcome which improves safety and quality, saves money or stops something happening that could lose money.

Using machine learning and AI to improve IR analysis

Viper’s new data-driven asset management tool, PlatformVi, has a large and unique set of domain-specific cable monitoring data. This offers huge potential for the insight element of DaaS. Viper’s in-house experts apply user-centred design on an ongoing basis to identify valuable insights. Having the benefit of time-series LIM data means patterns in the data can be correlated to real events. Crucially, using the right monitoring technology, the pattern associated with an event can be identified before the event even happens.

As data grows and technologies improve, machine learning can unlock further insight — it can ‘see’ patterns and trends that humans can’t. When humans and AI work together, properly collected historical data can be used to reconstruct events and for failure analysis, improving fault diagnosis.

In time, the condition monitoring of subsea electrical systems will be so in-depth that operators will be able to predict events like catastrophic falls in IR and take preventative action. The future of PlatformVi boasts no unforeseen failures due to IR issues and, therefore, no risk of loss of production.

To find out more about this exciting new technology, visit viperinnovations.com/new-tech or contact us on enquiries@viperinnovations.com

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Published: 04-05-2024

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