In an era of efficiency-driven optimization and risk reduction, Aberdeen-based, Add Energy Asset Integrity and Maintenance (Add Energy AIM) has embraced the clear opportunity for forward-thinking companies to reap the benefits of developing an enhanced digital offering.
As part of a strategic expansion to their consultancy offering, Add Energy AIM launched a new technology division to deliver the benefits of digitalisation across the integrity and maintenance sector.
A cloud-based tool, Add Energy’s Aim-Hi™ solution provides real-time visualisation and data insights into asset performance, maintenance and risk across the energy and utility sectors.
Peter Adam, Executive Vice President, said: “Evolving and modernising our offering was critical to ensuring we continue to be at the forefront of our specialism – we believe this technology leap is what will deliver our business goals over the next 10 years.
“Moving from a traditional consultancy to one with next-generation technology at its core has not happened overnight. It’s been part of a long-term strategy.”
Aim-Hi is a cloud-based tool that provides real-time visualisation and data insights into asset performance, maintenance and risk across the energy and utility sectors.
The software, which is the culmination of a five-year partnership between Add Energy AIM and the University of Salford, has already been deployed on three assets including a power generation plant, a mining and metals business and a gas processing terminal, where it has helped maintenance teams save time and cost by expediting the traditionally complex and lengthy process of preparing KPI data manually, reducing corrective maintenance by 8% and halving time spent on emergency work.
In addition to providing greater transparency around key performance indicators, Aim-Hi™ also enables users to understand why assets are performing as they are and make informed decisions based on reliable, up to date data.
Focusing on five core areas of compliance analysis including preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, emergency maintenance, scheduled maintenance and planned vs unplanned maintenance compliance, the approach to the design and utilisation of the software was to enable users to get what they need in no more than three clicks:
With no clicks, users can see an overview of how they are performing
With 1 click, users can discover more about a single KPI, including why they are not hitting their target
And with 2 clicks, users can dig even deeper, and identify specifically what is causing the issue.
Aloysius Peter, Business Solutions Architect at Uniper Energy said:
“Aim-Hi™ not only tells you how you are performing against your KPI’s relating to maintenance but, more importantly, it tells you the why behind them.
“Gaining access to such insights at the click of a button enables businesses to be more efficient by focusing on fixing issues, rather than manipulating data and spending excessive time investigating the reasons behind underperformance.”
Providing asset managers with the top critical issues they need to go after, with specific data points that back it up, Aim-Hi™creates significant time and cost savings through digitization – a necessity at a time when the global oil and gas industry seeks efficiency-driven, digital solutions to optimise asset performance and maintenance programmes without compromising the safety and wellbeing of the workforce.