We have recently completed a New RBI project for TotalEnergies Fluids at the Oudalle facility in Normandy. This article delves into the background of this exciting project and its critical missions.
TotalEnergies Fluids’ Oudalle site embarked on a paradigm shift to enhance the management of its pressurized equipment, and for this purpose, the company aimed to implement the Synergi solution. The project, initiated in early 2023 and completed in June of the same year, was a collaborative effort between the Holis teams and the Oudalle site inspection team.
Several missions were at the heart of this project, each playing a vital role in the implementation of Synergi and, ultimately, in the optimal management of pressurized equipment.
1. Integration of equipment characteristic data:
The first mission involved transferring characteristic data of pressurized equipment (capacities and pipelines) to the Synergi RBI software. This information, previously recorded on defined models, allowed for a comprehensive visualization of the equipment and laid the foundation for in-depth analysis.
2. Review of corrosion manuals and assignment of degradation modes:
This task involved revising the site’s degradation loop division to assign potential and confirmed degradation modes to each piece of equipment. This work was carried out in collaboration with the operations team to confirm operational parameters. We supplemented this task by evaluating the severity of degradation modes not modeled by the Synergi software. This phase was fundamental for calculating failure probabilities.
3. Proposal of an inspection strategy:
By leveraging equipment data, associated degradation modes, and equipment history, the RBI analysis was successfully conducted. A closing document was developed to optimize the residual criticality of equipment tracked within the scope of the SIR. This deliverable included:
– Inspection schedules derived from Synergi RBI and non-software studies
– Quantitative summaries
– Established conventions and assumptions, as well as the Q&A gathered during the project (constructed from the traceability file).
Paolo served as the coordinator, while Vincent and Paul contributed as technical experts. Nicolas held the pivotal position of project manager.
As part of the continuous training approach implemented by Holis, Nicolas worked alongside Paolo to help him gain expertise in contractual aspects and project management. In turn, team members took turns traveling to Oudalle by train to ensure nearly constant presence. This direct interaction facilitated engagement with stakeholders, project scoping, and paper document retrieval. In fact, the train travel turned out to be a decisive factor in securing the project.
Our audit process also played a prominent role. Monthly, Holis presented a detailed report, which included HSE anomalies, hazardous situations, HSE incidents, and accidents within the team. This transparency contributed to our company’s safety culture and enabled proactive measures to continuously improve our HSE standards. With MASE certification (validity: November 2024), we demonstrate our commitment to maintaining an integrated and ever-evolving management system.
The transition to Synergi was not only a technical challenge but also the result of meticulous project management and Holis’ commitment to safety and the environment. Paolo, Vincent, Paul, and Nicolas, with their effective coordination and HSE awareness, demonstrated how collaboration, on-site presence, and regular audits can shape a successful project.
Furthermore, following the proposal of our inspection strategy, TotalEnergies has decided to involve us in the development of applicable inspection plans. Recognizing that this choice reflects the recognition of our expertise and professionalism, we look forward to embracing this new challenge!