THE CHALLENGE

This offshore platform had a recurring problem resulting in significant costs for the operator due to unplanned downtime and additional maintenance.  The operator had a 48 hour shutdown window to perform the necessary maintenance to fix the root cause of the problem.
Client engineers performed standard reliability analysis taking 4,000 man-hours to identify the cause of the failure.
After the analysis was complete, engineers and subject matter experts had little confidence that their plan to rectify the fault during the shutdown window would be successful.

THE VROC SOLUTION 

VROC ingested one year of a historical data set provided by the client.
VROC processed the 12 months of data in 90 minutes and came to the same conclusions as the reliability engineers, producing the results 2,000x faster without requiring any subject matter expertise
In addition to validating the subject matter experts recommendations, VROC found additional factors and failure causes that had not been picked up by the standard reliability analysis such as equipment being operated in the incorrect mode

 
VROC validated the failure root causes 2,000x faster than subject matter experts.

THE RESULTS

  • Rapid identification of the root causes of the problem 2,000x faster than the standard reliability analysis
  • Identification of incorrect equipment operating modes contributing to equipment failure
  • VROC engaged to provide real time predictive analytics for all equipment on the platform to improve platform reliability