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NI Offshore Measurement Summit

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At the NI Offshore Measurement Summit 2014, industry experts presented on the latest measurement technologies for the oil & gas and renewable industries. The summit focused on rapid development with reconfigurable off-the-shelf platforms to gain a competitive advantage by focusing on IP development, productivity and reducing time-to-market. Three themes covered technologies and application case studies: PC-Based Measurements, Custom Embedded Development with COTS Platforms and Asset Condition Monitoring.

Measurements and Condition Monitoring Presentations

Embedded and Control Systems Presentations

 

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Keynote: Custom COTS - The Platform Approach to Bespoke Design
Tristan Jones, Regional Marketing Engineer - Embedded Design & Industrial Systems, NI UK & Ireland

Throughout diverse offshore applications, measurements are prolific. However the implementation is far from standardised, with pen and paper recordings from gauges, SCADA systems with historians, and custom designed embedded measurement and control systems. The keynote presentation will set the stage for discussing the rapid development approach of using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms to develop highly flexible bespoke systems.

An Overview of PC-Based Measurement Systems
Daniel Thomas - Field Sales Engineer, NI UK & Ireland
Whether PC-based research and development or rugged deployments offshore, learn how to design high-performance customised systems that combine measurements such as vibration, temperature, strain, pressure, flow and load in a single platform.

Developing Inspection Tools for Internal Pipeline and Subsea ROV Deployment
Tore Magne Skar - Technology Manager, Halfwave Pipeline and Subsea Inspection
Halfwave provide inspection services based on acoustic resonance technology to the oil & gas industry. This session discusses the development ART ScanTM, a multi-diameter gas coupled in-line internal pipeline inspection tool and ARTEMISTM a subsea ROV deployed inspection system. The use of high-end off-the-shelf equipment, allowed focus and resources to be placed on challenges related to physics, acoustics, front-end electronics and sensor technology.

Hands-On: Introduction to Vibration Measurements for Condition Monitoring
Test-drive PC-based data acquisition systems and learn how to acquire acceleration data to understand asset condition. NI data acquisition and signal conditioning products offer highly accurate measurements, combined with NI LabVIEW to give you the power to easily acquire, analyse and present your data in minutes.

 Offshore Wind: Verification, Test and Asset Monitoring for Vestas Wind Systems and DONG Energy
Anders Meister, Director, CIM Industrial Systems A/S

Vestas Technology reduces the Cost of Energy (CoE) through a test program that verifies their design and proves reliability. CIM Industrial Systems A/S developed a system based on NI LabVIEW and NI CompactRIO delivering tightly synchronised, mixed-sensor measurement data, from rotating and fixed areas in the wind turbine.
DONG Energy Wind Power develops, constructs and operates wind farms in Northern Europe. As a part of bringing down CoE, asset condition monitoring data is analysed and used as for decisions in wind farm continuous improvement. CIM Industrial Systems A/S, developed a portable and robust NI CompactRIO based solution that can be retrofitted to an offshore wind turbine, to deliver measurement data.

How to Process Data and Perform Analysis for Condition Monitoring
Vidar Gronas - Energy Business Development Manager, National Instruments

This session will highlight time savings by utilising off-the-shelf IP for common analysis functions such as Fourier Transforms, Order Analysis and time-based analysis. Moving beyond the basics, approaches will be discussed for the development of custom algorithms and how to bring theoretical algorithms to the real world.

Implementing Enterprise Level Smart Maintenance and Diagnostics
Tristan Jones - Regional Marketing Engineer - Embedded Design & Industrial Systems, NI UK & Ireland

This session will highlight a large-scale monitoring and automation application in the energy industry to increase asset availability, reduce cost and address workforce challenges. In the past, 80 percent of key maintenance and diagnostics (M&D) personnel time was spent on data collection instead of analytics. The Smart M&D project goals include using a centralised database and distributed, intelligent data acquisition nodes to automate the data collection process and shift the focus to data analysis.

Actionable Predictive Analytics
Nick Ward - Senior Product Manager, Predictive Equipment Health Management, Controls and Data Services, Rolls-Royce

The goal of every operator is to maximise equipment productivity while reducing maintenance costs and surprises.  Over the last few years, predictive maintenance technologies have become more common in the Oil & Gas industry with a promise that sophisticated software can detect early signs of failure and allow improved planning.  However, the effectiveness of such systems lies in how actionable the information provided is.  To be actionable, the advice needs to be timely, credible and specific; this paper will introduce the alternative approaches, illustrating how advances in predictive analytics can realise the benefits promised.

Managing Big Analog Data
Ian Bell - Engineering Group Leader, National Instruments UK & Ireland

Data is of critical importance to engineers and scientists, but collating storing and sharing large amounts of data from multiple locations is often extremely challenging.  This is especially true for condition monitoring systems deployed in remote or inaccessible locations, like inside a wind turbine, on a pipeline, or within the chassis of an industrial earth-mover. Learn about NI tools to address these challenges and the future role of the cloud.

 

 

Keynote: Custom COTS - The Platform Approach to Bespoke Design
Tristan Jones, Regional Marketing Engineer - Embedded Design & Industrial Systems, NI UK & Ireland

Throughout diverse offshore applications, measurements are prolific. However the implementation is far from standardised, with pen and paper recordings from gauges, SCADA systems with historians, and custom designed embedded measurement and control systems. The keynote presentation will set the stage for discussing the rapid development approach of using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms to develop highly flexible bespoke systems.

Designing Control Software for the British Geological Survey Subsea Drill
Rodrigue Akkari - LabVIEW Developer, Applied Concepts in Data Acquisition Ltd

Learn how, in addition to manual control of the drill, LabVIEW written control software implemented algorithms, allowing complete task automation. Safety interlocks prevented the system being put into a dangerous situation, and high-contrast user interface design allowed operation in a dimmed control cabin. Mathematical functions and control algorithms were easily implemented using both LabVIEW formula nodes and native code, significantly speeding up the development of complex code.

An In-depth Look at NI Tools for Embedded Systems
National Instruments
This session will explore how the challenges of custom embedded design can be solved with NI tools, by diving into specific product details of CompactRIO hardware and LabVIEW System Design Software.

Subsea ROV Drill Control for Canyon Offshore using CompactRIO
Martin Griffiths, Senior Systems Engineer, Metis Automation
Using off-the-shelf hardware for controlling a subsea ROV drill by developing a control system familiar to ROV pilots, whilst adding the capability to create custom drilling configurations during subsea operations and high speed datalogging. The ROV Drill opens up drilling locations where more traditional drill ships would struggle to access.

 Designing a Custom Control System
Ian Bell - Engineering Group Leader, National Instruments UK & Ireland

From the control of ROVs and pipeline inspection gauges, to welding systems, the implementation of a control system on custom hardware has significant time and resource costs. Learn how NI LabVIEW can be used to design control systems and deploy them to CompactRIO hardware, reducing costs and development time.

 Using off-the-shelf Components in Class Approved Equipment
Frederic Perdrix - Chief Technical Officer, Houlder Ltd

Houlder commonly use off-the-shelf  components for the construction of control systems used within marine equipment applications, such as a hydraulically operated ‘Gripper Arm’ which is used to support offshore wind turbine pile installation.  The ‘Gripper Arm’ project required and achieved DNV approval. This session shares Houlder’s approach to the project and lessons learned.

Hands-on: Monitoring and Control with CompactRIO and LabVIEW

Discover first-hand how to develop applications using NI LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA programming tools and NI CompactRIO hardware. Explore these leading-edge design tools and develop a reliable and deterministic application that will integrate a continuous monitoring system with closed loop control on a single platform.

 

 

 

 

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