Enhancing the safety of piping with accurate real-time vibration data & diagnostics via Nesti4.0 & your existing hardware
Introducing the latest addition to the Nesti4.0 software platform – the Acoem Piping module – designed specifically for piping monitoring
With an ever-growing demand for energy, especially in the current global geo-political situation, the Oil and Gas industry is continually under pressure to increase production. But to boost flow rate safely and efficiently, accurate monitoring of piping vibration is required to avoid potential hazards like cracking in the piping, overheating or larger critical failures which may have catastrophic consequences.
Until now, the process of monitoring critical pipes has been costly, labour intensive and could only provide measurements for a particular point in time – making the data unreliable for decision making.
As production parameters change – such as temperature, flow rates, gas composition, basic sediment & water (BSW), pressure – so too do vibration levels, making accuracy almost impossible.
Precise and ongoing vibration monitoring is mandated by standards that apply across on-shore and off-shore production facilities worldwide, including set guidelines for the avoidance of vibration-induced fatigue or failure in pipework.
Tailoring our solutions to meet customers’ current & future needs
Acoem was approached by existing customers to develop a solution that would help them mitigate risk when it came to optimising piping production. With piping installations designed to last 40-50 years, the industry was looking for a long-term, sustainable system that could be easily implemented and automated.
Rather than rely on hardware alone to solve these challenges, Acoem focused on the creation of a new, targeted remote diagnostics software module that would alleviate the problems associated with unreliable pipe vibration data.
Based on the type of gas being produced and the dimensions of the piping itself, Acoem has leveraged specific algorithms to advance pipe vibration monitoring technology with a proprietary module that automatically interacts with the Acoem Falcon, Eagle or MV-x to provide real-time and precise vibration measurements and diagnostics.
With ongoing and complete data, Oil and Gas facilities now have the remote tools to fully understand the vibration levels at their onshore or offshore assets at any time. This allows them to implement changes to flow rate without risk.
By activating the Acoem piping module through the Nesti4.0 software platform, they gain immediate real-time access to data that factors in every parameter.