The idea "UAK - Utvendig Anleggskontroll” from the company 3MW Integrity AS was selected as winner of Statoil and NKF’s (Norsk Korrosjonsteknisk Forening) CUI challenge.
The winning solution is an organizational and technical solution to reduce CUI risk. The organizational part refers to standardized handling of TAG documentation, information, history, observations, and reporting. The technical solution refers to the use of digital tools for planning and executing inspection and reporting, reducing the possibility for human errors in all stages of an inspection process (no pen and paper and manual transfer of observations). In addition, the significant cost reduction and standardized approach associated with the method will contribute to reduced overall cost and increased overall installation integrity. The solution is a great example of how CUI risk can be severely reduced using data that are already in Statoil’s systems in a more efficient and effective way. Thus it also responds to Statoil’s efforts within digitalization and Lean. The solution has the last year been piloted, and shown big potential for cost reductions.
The UAK solution combines several independent inspection programs into one program. The inspection planning, reporting and the technical information about the plant is always digitally available on an IPad in the field. For the Hammerfest LNG plant this has led to a unified management of operational, CUI and general surface inspection has increased the efficiency of the inspection program. We are now looking forward to see how this can be utilized for other Statoil plants says Tore Løland, manager for Technical Competence and Advisory in Statoil Marketing, Midstream and Processing .