GE gains ABS recognition for digital twin maintenance solution

GE's digital twin models and data analytics allow comprehensive trending of operational data to monitor health-state towards predicting anomalies or degradation of marine and drilling equipment installed on vessels. GE's digital twin models and data analytics allow comprehensive trending of operational data to monitor health-state towards predicting anomalies or degradation of marine and drilling equipment installed on vessels.

DECEMBER 4, 2018 — GE has been awarded Service Provider recognition by classification society ABS for its SeaStream Insight solution which provides health and performance monitoring of equipment via a digital twin, enabling condition-based maintenance on ABS classed rigs, within an ABS Preventative Maintenance Program.

"Working with ABS, we are proactively improving uptime in drilling operations and reducing maintenance costs for drilling contractors," said Krishna Uppuluri, VP Products, GE's Marine Solutions. "Currently deployed on some offshore vessels, the solution targets a 20 percent reduction in maintenance operating expenditures."

The GE recognition is in line with the ABS Guidance Notes on Smart Function Implementation, which outline data infrastructure requirements for marine and offshore assets to facilitate machinery health and performance monitoring. GE's digital twin models and data analytics allow comprehensive trending of operational data to monitor health-state towards predicting anomalies or degradation of marine and drilling equipment installed on vessels.

GE's SeaStream Insight solution is the first recognized by ABS for a third-party service provider.

The initial program covers six equipment types; Thruster Electrical and Mechanical Drive Train; Rig Jacking System; Power Generation Engines and Generator Sets; Topdrives; Mud Pumps; and Drawworks.

"We are excited to support GE and the industry in utilizing GE's digital rig solution. This is completely consistent with our efforts to integrate digital technologies into the survey model," said ," said ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. "Going forward the ABS-recognized solution, based on smart technology implementation, will help prioritize repair and maintenance requirements, reduce downtime and allow assets to remain in service longer, while also meeting class requirements."

GE's SeaStream Insight solution was developed to connect data across the vessel, providing a holistic view of operations intelligence. By comparing real-time data with its digital twin, it can predict the level and rate of equipment degradation and avoid potential equipment failure, giving early warnings and suggested corrective actions.

"ABS's recognition of GE's SeaStream Insight solution for equipment and systems health trending is a key milestone in ensuring the smooth and successful digital transition of the marine industry," said Azeez Mohammed, president and CEO, GE's Power Conversion business. "Already out at sea and driving outcomes for customers, the solution will continue to serve the best interests of those who desire to be part of the digital marine revolution."

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