EM&I Group demonstrate new NoMan technology to the Oil and Gas industry
November 13th, 2014
EM&I demonstrated its latest technology to senior people from the oil and gas industry including Classification Societies, regulators and asset operators.
The NoMan technology will be used for inspection of work areas on FPSOs, drillships and LNG assets which are hazardous for personnel to enter. NoMan™ methodology uses specialist CCTV cameras, developed for the nuclear industry. These cameras have integral laser scanners which are used to inspect structures. Areas of concern, such as critical welds, are laser scanned and their position and size accurately measured.
All data is recorded online and a replica of any damage can be printed on a 3D printer which can be further examined.
Danny Constantinis said of the NoMan technology “This is a very exciting advance in inspecting structures where man entry is hazardous or impossible and the integral laser scanners and a 3D replication of the image, gives our experts better information to work with. The technology has huge potential in the oil and gas industry and we are already in discussions with key people in the FPSO, drilling and FLNG industries and believe that there are other opportunities, for example in the internal inspection of large pressure vessels where man entry is a safety hazard”.
On site trials will be completed in early 2015.
Pat Lawless COO said ‘EM&I’s ODIN™ diverless UWILD and the NoMan™ development are an integral part of our policy to keep floating assets on station for extended periods’