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Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test 03 July 2020

A drone has successfully inspected a 19.4 metre high oil tank on board a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel. The video shot by the drone was interpreted in real-time by an algorithm to detect cracks in the structure. It is the latest step in a technology qualification process that could lead to tank inspections becoming safer and more efficient....

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External corrosion – the slow, silent assassin 17 June 2020

The anti-corrosion professional organisation, NACE International, estimated that external corrosion cost US process industries in excess of $1.7 billion in 2013....

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Study shows hydrogen is central to oil & gas industry decarbonisation as market growth expectations surge 14 May 2020

A new report reveals that hydrogen has surged up the priority list of many oil and gas organisations, taking a primary position in the sector’s decarbonisation efforts....

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Research reveals tubes and piping are most failure-prone components in oil and gas and maritime industries 02 March 2020

Research conducted by DNV GL has revealed that tubes and piping are the most failure-prone components in the oil and gas and maritime industries. Based on 1,000 failure cases, the research shows that fatigue and corrosion are the most common failure types....

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New report assesses risks posed by maritime batteries 10 January 2020

DNV GL has released a new report on battery safety in ships following a three-year collaboration with the Norwegian, Danish and US maritime authorities, battery manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers of fire extinguishing systems, shipyards and shipowners....

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Steps towards a 'living QRA' 18 December 2019

A new generation of 'living' quantitative risk assessments has been developed that can be updated throughout the lifecycle of an installation....

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DNV GL - Hazardex 2020 Exhibitor Profile 01 November 2019

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business....

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What does it mean to be compliant? 15 October 2019

The main topics of this presentation are Asset Management and Maintenance, Engineering & Design Safety, Knowledge & Competence – standards and regulations governing the design, selection, installation and maintenance of equipment and systems in potentially hazardous environments provide a framework for ignition control....

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Maintaining Safe Operations – Is it time for a verification scheme for Management Systems? 23 January 2019

Betteridge’s Law suggests that any newspaper headline that ends with a question mark can be truthfully answered with the word ‘no’. Iain Wilson of DNV GL–Oil & Gas suggests that finding the right answer to the question in the headline may not be quite so straightforward....

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Assessing and mitigating the risks from bund overtopping 21 December 2018

Many atmospheric pressure storage tanks are located in bunds that are designed to retain their liquid contents if the tank fails. Although the capacity of the bund should exceed the volume of the tank, catastrophic failures of the tank can overtop the bund. This article, by A. Halford, C. Robinson, G. Ferrara and T. Bengherbia of DNV GL, explains why this needs to be accounted for in risk assessments. ...