The start-up has been able to forge strategic agreements for its development in this market
Asystom, a benchmark company in predictive maintenance for Industry 4.0, has designed and marketed a universal, turnkey and stand-alone solution for monitoring equipment and preventing breakdowns. Flexible, adaptable and scalable, it is already installed on many industrial sites in different sectors, covering a wide range of use cases.
Recently, Asystom has entered into technological alliances and commercial agreements with key players in the Oil and Gas sector to develop a sector specific solution. This enables the Asystom solution to scale, agile and be relevant throughout the value chain in Oil and Gas.
Its innovative technology takes the detailed operating imprint of a machine, to then, in real time, and as soon as possible, monitor and alert any drift or malfunction. The objective being to improve the productivity and thus the profitability of the production units by avoiding unscheduled shutdowns.
A first installation of ATEX zone 1 certified Asystom beacons at Total ABK (Abu Dhabi)
Asystom announces the marketing of its first ATEX zone 1 certified beacons, allowing it to offer all Oil and Gas players access to the predictive maintenance 4.0 technology developed by the company. The AsystomSentinel EX beacon monitor not only vibration in 3-axis and heat but uniquely ultrasound too, enabling customers to have the earliest possible alert of drift while operating safely in the hazardous environments. Its ATEX / IECEx certification and intrinsic safety allow it to be used in areas at risk of explosion (Zone 1) in the petrochemical and chemical industries in particular.
The very first installation of this global innovation was made at Total ABK in March 2021 on an offshore platform located off Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), for the monitoring of a set of critical pumps operation.
“Our predictive maintenance solution convinced Total with its ease of implementation, its record autonomy of ten years and the quality of its prediction algorithms, based on data from multi-sensor beacons integrating vibration and ultrasound analysis. Total, which supported us throughout the product development phase, wanted to install this solution as soon as possible in order to benefit from this technology and increase its digitalisation program. Other installations are currently underway, both in France and internationally”, said André Naccache, Managing Director at Asystom.
Technological cooperation with Archer for the predictive maintenance of drilling platforms
Archer AS and Asystom signed a cooperation agreement in February 2021, allowing the Norwegian company to offer predictive maintenance technology designed by Asystom to drilling platforms in the Oil and Gas market.
The universal and easy-to-install solution developed by Asystom for predictive maintenance relies on a learning algorithm and multi-sensor technology, for greater accuracy in prediction.
“Asystom’s technology is easily adaptable to our industry and meets the market demands for improved asset management by use of artificial intelligence. Machinery learning will enable us to predict and avoid shutdowns, thus reducing non-productive time significantly. The system will aid the asset owner to further reduce cost by enhanced condition control and optimizing maintenance planning. Consequently, the system will respond to our goals to reduce our industry’s carbon footprint.” explained Peter Nygaard Andersen, VP Engineering at Archer.
With its solid experience in drilling installations, Archer will commercialize predictive maintenance technology from March 2021, while providing Asystom with a wealth of skills and knowledge, which will allow both parties to collaborate and work for the development of their solutions on the international drilling market.
Additional services provided to players in the sector, thanks to a technological alliance concluded with Apollo
With the desire to provide players in the Oil and Gas market with an integrated asset management solution, Asystom has also entered into a technological alliance with Apollo, an engineering and technology consultancy firm for the continuous monitoring of installations throughout their life cycle, based in the UK.
Apollo KnowHow™ is an industry agnostic data management solution that helps clients manage their asset integrity efficiently from anomalies to work planning, inspection, structural maintenance, overhaul and reporting. The technology developed by Asystom is added to the platform, to provide users with additional predictive maintenance data.
“The Asystom solution enables industry players to increase their production by up to 25%, by predicting failures of equipment and transmitting all data in real time and accurately to the Apollo KnowHow ™ system. The information and alerts are then presented in an easy-to-use dashboard, making it easy for our customers to see their data”, said Douglas Sinclair, director of digital applications at Apollo.
Archer is a global oil services company with a heritage in drilling and well services that stretch back over 40 years. Employing more than 5000 people at 40 locations in 17 countries, from drilling services, well integrity & intervention, plug & abandonment to decommissioning, Archer is focused on safely delivering the highest quality services and products to the drilling and well service markets.
For more information: https://www.archerwell.com/
Based in the UK, Apollo is an engineering and technology consultancy that continuously monitors facilities throughout their lifespan. Apollo works daily with operators, service companies, installers and ship owners in the fields of oil and gas, downstream and nuclear and participates in the energy transition by supporting wind, wave and tidal projects.
For more information: https://apollo-oe.com/about/
Created in 2016, by Pierre Naccache, supported by an experienced international team, Asystom is located in the Toulouse region (France). The company specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of universal intelligent monitoring solutions for predictive maintenance.
For more information: https://www.asystom.com/