The failure of critical equipment can cause hazardous conditions or accidents affecting workers, the general public or the environment in safety-critical industries including Oil and Gas, Supply Chain and Marine and Offshore. In order to comply with regulations and to ensure both worker safety and asset efficiency, operators must implement asset assurance procedures across these industries. Currently, ensuring confidence in an asset, or asset assurance, is delivered by an independent certified services firm. Their detailed inspections look at policy, procedure, documentation, risk management and internal and third-party audits. This process is resource intensive and quite static, for both the assurance firm and the asset owner.
This industry-wide challenge seeks innovative digital solutions to transform the way we ensure confidence in an asset, shifting from an ad-hoc to a more dynamic and proactive process. The proposed solution should be capable of drawing data from assets, procedures and people, as well as regulatory policy data, to give operators the ability to review and balance real-time changes to their assets and changes to regulations.