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HAWXEYE makes costs and complexity its prey

Friday, February 12, 2016

Xodus launches new asset lifecycle screening tool at Subsea Expo.

HAWXEYE is a new approach to asset lifecycle screening, which allows operators to focus on investigating and preventing failures rather than locating and analysing data.

Developed by Xodus engineers, the secure, cloud-based web app replaces complex and hard-to-share spreadsheets and is geared to screen assets for vibration, erosion and corrosion related issues. Complex data from monitors and piping and instrumentation diagrams is brought together into one user-friendly interface creating instantly accessible and transparent information for both internal company use and external reporting.

HAWXEYE can highlight poor design in the project and operations phases and detect the root causes of piping and pipeline failures and monitor reliability. By storing historical data throughout the asset and project lifecycles, the online tool allows concise data to be used to inform asset integrity management and continuous improvement programmes.

The online tool will automatically screen against industry standards and retains data so that it can be observed and audited at any time. This can avoid costly repair and replacement work, as well as the implications of lost production and project delays.

Graeme Rogerson, operations director at Xodus Group said: 'Monitoring the condition of piping and pipelines with access to accurate information is vital, as seemingly small changes can rapidly lead to large-scale damage. Our research with operators showed that spreadsheets, the most common method of storing asset data, add time, complexity and frustration to the ability to screen and prevent failures effectively.

'HAWXEYE is fully scalable, from a single item to multiple assets and can be used by any organisation facing piping and pipeline condition issues in difficult to reach equipment, which is a costly issue for the industry. Its user-friendly interface makes the app instantly accessible for experts and non experts alike. Through its simple traffic light system, it highlights likelihood of failures and enables preventative action to be taken - a must in today's challenging and cost-constrained climate.'

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