The Non-Destructive BOP Inspection Technology System creates a 3D digital fingerprint of the current condition of BOP components to identify the current condition of equipment. The system utilizes PAUT (Phase Array Ultrasonic) technology, developed by Healthcare, and then applied across GE’s Aviation and Power Generation businesses, as well as robotics and analytics. The use of this inspection technology over time creates a 4D comparison of BOP component parts. A full digital record of BOP bolts, flanges, fasteners and other wetted surfaces can be available within days, enabling an almost-instant comparison to OEM product standards.
The GE system enables inspection, testing and re-certification on a rig, reducing the need to transport systems to shore or disassemble for testing. As a result, customers experience reduced downtime, cost savings associated with transportation of BOP systems, decreased risks associated with teardown, and enhanced maintenance planning around the operation schedule versus unplanned interventions.
|The GE Oil & Gas Non-Destructive BOP Inspection Technology System can be utilized long-term as part of an engageDrilling™ Services contract to enable Condition Based Maintenance (CBM). Regular inspections are critical in gathering data to allow for predictive analytics, the core of the CBM philosophy.|
Benefits of Condition Based Maintenance:
- Reduces unnecessary replacement of parts
- Provides advance warning of potential issues
- Enables flexible inspection and certification events due to advanced knowledge of condition
- Utilizes a digital record, dispositioning and change detection over time for proactive diagnosis
- Targets customers’ response, addressing only affected parts
NDT BOP Inspection Technology-4D Digital Fingerprinting Product Series
|Inspection Scope||Mandrel API Studs & Nuts, H4 Connector API Studs & Nuts, Annular BOP API Studs & Nuts, RAM BOP API Bolts/Studs/Nuts, Choke & Kill API Bolts||LMRP, Ram Doubles & Triples, H4 Connector, Mandrel API||RAM Bore||Dimensions, Weld Health, Wall Thickness, Position|
|Inspection Technology (Including Robotics & Analytics)||Hand Held Phase Array Ultrasonic (PAUT) Scanner||Flange Phased Array Ultrasonic (PAUT) Scanner||3D Laser Bore Scanner||Radar Phase Array Ultrasonic (PAUT) Detection|
|On-Rig Inspection Time||18 seconds||4 days (40 hours)||4 days (Completed in the same 40 hour cycle as Flanges)||4 joints per shift|
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