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Risk and Reliability Solutions to Optimize LNG Assets

The emerging LNG market in North America is growing due to the demand for clean energy sources to reduce air emissions, the decline in natural gas prices and abundant LNG supply. As the energy industry continues to evolve the application and use of LNG as a fuel, high-performing assets such as floating LNG (FLNG) production units, floating storage regasification units (FSRUs), shoreside bunkering facilities and onshore LNG plants will require robust asset integrity management and performance optimization strategies to support both technical and operational excellence.

Our core business is to deliver best-in-class risk and reliability services to help LNG facility managers, vessel owners and terminal operators develop intelligent maintenance and integrity programs to secure their assets.

Supporting Global LNG Industry and Export Market 

Vlog Group has worked closely with industrial clients for over 45 years to develop proven methods and technical solutions that are fundamental to asset management. Our LNG advisory services focus on reducing unplanned downtime, lowering inspection and maintenance costs and managing a range of operational risks to prevent incidents and equipment failures.

We have deep domain expertise implementing IBM Maximo and other intelligent systems to help customers drive asset uptime and productivity while simultaneously reducing operating expenses. Our Asset Reliability team has in-depth knowledge of the industry's leading software systems and EAM technology applications designed to increase operational efficiency. With over 75 system upgrades, implementations and asset reliability projects, including several major integration projects for the LNG industry in the Americas, Vlog Group is qualified to help you develop and implement a comprehensive APM strategy for your facilities or fleet.

Trusted Technical Capabilities and Qualifications

We are a fully integrated EAM and reliability centered maintenance (RCM) provider with capabilities to deliver a full range of asset performance management services – from improving your EAM strategy and business processes, to developing preventive maintenance (PM)/predictive maintenance (PdM) programs, to implementing all of the major EAM systems and technology available for industrial manufacturing facilities or marine and offshore assets.

Our extensive experience in providing technical services within the LNG and broader oil, gas and chemical industry covers a wide variety of high-performance assets and operations.

Simply put, we know the work. Our core competency of developing and implementing full capability EAM programs, a key component of which is RCM, aligns with our customers' asset performance requirements.

Our services include:

  • System and program gap assessments
  • RCM analysis
  • Equipment criticality determinations
  • CMMS integration and upgrades
  • Inspection plan development
  • Inspection data management system (IDMS) implementation
  • Ongoing program execution and training support services
  • Cybersecurity and risk reduction

Data-Driven Asset Performance Management (APM)

We also understand the importance of accurate data for driving both decision making and efficiency onboard FLNG vessels and in LNG facilities. Our team excels in analyzing our customers' existing Maximo, SAP or HxGN EAM (Formerly Infor EAM) systems to determine the appropriate system configuration to support asset performance trending, budget reviews and lifecycle cost analyses. As reliability practitioners, we understand the importance of asset hierarchy and asset criticality ranking to support maintenance workflows, planning and scheduling, MRO and report writing. 

Gain more insights into GenesisSolutions and our best-in-class enterprise asset management approach.

Risk Based Solutions to Optimize Asset Performance 

Our service model is built on a risk based approach to optimizing asset performance management strategies. To quantify the risk profile across a broad range of assets and operations in the LNG industry, we have developed a robust asset criticality ranking tool, which was awarded the 2015 Solution Award for Reliability Engineering. The tool is used to rank assets based on their criticality to the business or operation.

Product deliverables include:

  • Evaluation of how asset failures impact organizational performance
  • Provision of detailed profiles of characteristics that makes each asset critical
  • Allowance for systematic ranking of assets for prioritization efforts

Our initial efforts are focused on the first quartile of critical assets where we work to ensure that we maintain the most critical assets with the leanest and unobtrusive maintenance strategies to minimize residual risk while maximizing asset performance.

Learn more about our Risk and Safety Management services for the LNG industry.

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