Innospection (SME) are specialised in electromagnetic inspection technologies such as Eddy Current and have successfully developed and launched advanced non-destructive testing solutions to the worldwide oil and gas industry for more than a decade. Innospection have specialist robots which can work above and under water in harsh conditions, and are leaders in the field of robotic inspection and data collection on offshore rigs in particular. Innospection have developed a commercial robot (MEC-200+) used for inspection of offshore assets. However, the system lacks the capability to quickly analyse the collected data to make informed decisions on condition status and maintenance planning.

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TWI is a global leader in technology engineering, providing research and consultancy to its members. TWI has advanced inspection, risk analysis and software analysis capabilities. ASPIRE will combine Innospection’s robotics technology with TWI’s intuitive statistical analysis and recommendation software, FittingWISE, currently at BETA stage (i.e. TRL6).The current software has been integrated into Innospection’s MEC-200+ inspection robot and successfully demonstrated (TRL6) for interpreting old inspection data and making maintenance recommendation.

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iknowhow (IKH), SME, founded in 2002, has undertaken more than 40 web development and IT projects for Greek private and public institutions and local subsidiaries of international organisations, focusing on developing cloud based systems for storing and analysing data. IKH supported TWI in the development of the data analysis functionality of the FittingWISE software. IKH will ensure the cloud based system for analysing and storing inspection/maintenance recommendation data is fine-tuned and works perfectly with the inspection robot to meet the specific needs of the oil & gas upstream sector.

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SAMIC is part of the Transport Systems Catapult, one of seven elite technology and innovation centres, established and overseen by the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK to support UK SMEs, medium and large companies to bring innovations to market. The company drives and promotes Intelligent Assessment using new and emerging technologies. SAMIC used its intelligent assessment capability to support TWI during the development of the maintenance recommendation functionality of the FittingWISE software. SAMIC will ensure the maintenance recommendation functionality is upgraded to meet the specific requirements for upstream asset management.

ASSIST Software, SME, founded in 1992, is present on the international market as a supplier of innovative solutions, adding business value through technology implementation. ASSIST Software develops complex software solutions in emerging fields such as mobile and web-based custom business applications, e-commerce, e-payment, e-security, e-health and enterprise and resource planning, entertainment and gaming industry. ASSIST is focused on developing powerful and cutting edge applications, that allow it to offer solutions which provide real business benefits. ASSIST will contribute for the delivery of the final commercial system by leading the elaborate testing and debugging of the enhanced software and ensuring certification according to TickIT plus.

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