OTC 2015: ABS Launches New Asset Integrity Management Service

Marine technical services firm ABS Group announced Wednesday the release of a new offshore Asset Integrity Management (AIM) service focused on driving operational reliability, efficiency and profitability for asset owners and operators.

The AIM services are delivered by a newly-dedicated offshore business division that ABS says will use a pragmatic return-on-investment (ROI) approach. The proprietary AIM methodology and tools, which include specific offerings from strategic partner American Bureau of Shipping, provide companies with the resources to improve production uptime while simultaneously reducing operating costs. The AIM services and tools address: structural and mechanical integrity; risk-based inspection, equipment reliability, maintenance programs and control system integrity as part of an integrated management framework.

"The needs of our clients are at the core of this development, and our focus on ROI demonstrates how our services can positively impact performance in the short, medium and long term," ABS Group Offshore Senior Vice President Rob MacArthur said in a statement.

"The reaction from the market has been extremely positive and illustrates ABS Group's ability to provide client-focused solutions tied to our customers' business objectives."

The projects begin with a comprehensive AIM assessment that ABS said is designed for customers to assess the true condition of their assets and provide an ROI-justified roadmap for the sequential implementation of best practice AIM systems, processes, programs and methods.

"For an international offshore operator, our AIM assessment was used to streamline operations, reducing… maintenance department backlog hours by 40 percent through the implementation of a streamlined maintenance and scheduling plan," MacArthur said.

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