Barrier Status Monitoring
Situation: Norway’s PSA and EU Directive 2013/30 and 2004/35 regulations require the management of Barriers to safety and environmental
risks. “There is a need to strengthen the understanding of the relationship between risk management and barrier management…
providing a ‘dynamic risk picture’…” (PSA 2013, quoted by SINTEF, 2016)
Challenge: ENI Norge‘s Goliat has over 100k equipment tags and 1,600 barriers. A solution was required to keep on top of essential safety equipment certifications, overdue maintenance and understand the risk associated
to barrier degradation in order to achieve a risk-based management of barriers.
Our Task: Develop a new system to provide automated capturing of barrier health from various sources (ICSS, WO management system
in SAP) and allow effective visualisation of risks to drive corrective actions. SINTEF (2016) recognises this “is a very
Action: Using Eigen Ingenuity, the Eigen Shared Asset Model (SAM) was automatically loaded with the structure of the asset, equipment
and barriers from SAP; and the status of Barriers automatically updated from ICSS and SAP WO data. The information is then
visible in context and searchable. The data model incorporated recommendations from SINTEF on how status should be calculated
based on criticality and other factors and aggregated up across barrier elements and areas. Additionally, relevant event
notifications are sent to users.
Result: Users are now able to find the status of equipment quickly and easily and click on it's status to see the underlying cause.
Status can be aggregated in any direction to create interactive dashboards and KPIs to give management a clear picture of
the status of all equipment. By making the information easy to find, users are now able to focus on prioritising work.
"This new way of being able to digitally visualise our risk posture in real time will transform our safety and productivity
capabilities and is part of a pipeline of further improvement projects as part of our TRACE digital platform.”, said Stein
Tyldum, IT/TLC Operation & Projects Manager, ENI Norge.