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28 May | 2021

OMNI Integrity launches innovative IOT Asset Integrity solution

OMNI Integrity (OMNI), a subsidiary company of ICR Integrity Ltd, has launched a single source platform which improves data set integration and drives efficiencies to the integrity lifecycle workflow, through automation. OMNI’s platform streamlines traditional data capture methods by providing a cloud-based solution capable of integrating with the latest advancements in inspection technology, to store all inspection and condition monitoring methods into a centralised location for more informed business decisions.

A project funded by Innovate UK saw a joint collaboration between OMNI Integrity, STC Insiso and Ionix Advanced Technologies; using the Ionix HotSense™ ultrasonic corrosion monitoring sensor, to achieve a proof of concept for OMNI’s latest Internet of Things (IoT) data capture product.

The project was undertaken to create a centralised hub for connecting inspection technology (including advanced corrosion monitoring sensors, mobile tablet reporting, wireless and automated corrosion sensors, drones, robotics and ROV’s) into an integrity management platform, to improve the efficiency of interpreting and managing the resulting activities.

The project allowed OMNI to develop an IoT application into the technical architecture of the software, where it was then able to connect and accept live data directly from the corrosion monitoring sensor. The application was developed in such a way that it is agnostic and can be integrated with different technology stacks, providing asset owners with a common platform for recording all inspection data in a consistent format, and seamlessly integrating the latest advancements in technology to the integrity process.

On completion of the project, OMNI’s new IoT application is able to autonomously achieve:

  • Live corrosion sensor data integration
  • Automatic data analysis and defect detection, through integrity operating windows (IOW’s)
  • Enables workpacks, inspections and anomalies to be raised and assessed;
  • Enables repair work orders to be raised and planned, with live API connection to CMMS
  • Full tracking and visualisation through automated KPI dashboard
  • All activities communicated through the built-in communications hub

At the heart of OMNI’s platform is a full-lifecycle integrity management software. This includes a suite of 5 integrity modules, including Risk Based Assessment, Workpack, Inspection, Anomaly and Repair Modules, in which the new data capture product now forms an integral part of and provides a complete end-to-end integrity management capability.

Within all industries, visibility is key, and that is why OMNI has been developed to be applied to sectors including renewables, nuclear and oil & gas, providing organisations with the latest empirical data in which to take highly informed business decisions. Assisting with improving the remote inspection process, OMNI helps operators extend asset life in a more efficient, yet cost effective way, whilst allowing organisations to rapidly deploy a full lifecycle digital solution and implement best practice.