Saipem recently took a more integrated approach at production data collection and elaboration recently launched an advanced pilot project: the deployment of a vast data collection and analysis system in the production lines of its Flagship CastorONE. Data is collected from multiple sources by means of communication infrastructures and articulated network systems that allow to connect to different machines and equipment. The most meaningful data are identified and pre-filtered. The data are then processed, aggregated and subject to advanced analytics in order to extract useful information on the productivity, the main process parameters, building on its already available tools to manage welding productivity.
This enables Saipem not only to build an integrated, real-time, comprehensive representation of the on-going activities, but also to gain new and valuable insights on the efficiency of its vessels during and after the execution of projects, across different phases, making it easier to compare the productivity estimations with the field performances. The advantages of data-driven continuous improvement are discussed too. This paper will provide a general overview of the system and of the results reached.
Esab is always committed to technological innovations to support its customers in improving productivity and quality in their production units. This high focus has recently brought to the market an innovative cladding solution.
It is about the Integrated Cold Electrode for SAW process, launched in 2012 for joining application only. However, taking the benefits of its high flexibility and of the continuous development around it, it is now also possible to use it for cladding applications. It delivers the required weld deposit chemistry in a single layer solution by combining different wire grades with very low dilution.
Esab also has a long experience in LNG application, where a dedicated flux is well known all over the world. It has been designed some years ago to reduce crack susceptibility when NiCrMo wires are used to weld 9%Ni plates.