SBM Offshore, a provider of floating production and mooring systems (FPSO) for the oil and gas industry, has developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based mooring tool that autonomously detects possible mooring line failures.

The Intelligent Agent Mooring Line Integrity Tool was developed to detect potential failures in moorings — which are lines that anchor floating structures, including oil and gas rigs, for instance, to the seafloor. Such failures in mooring lines can reportedly result in both lost time and production.

Source: SBM OffshoreSource: SBM Offshore

As such, SBM Offshore’s AI-powered solution collects data from factors such as wind speed, FPSO heading, and GPS information, and combines that data with machine learning to offer asset owners real-time feedback about mooring system integrity.

This system enables companies to avoid having to undergo standard mooring tension monitoring efforts and can easily be integrated into existing offshore systems, according to SBM Offshore.

The Intelligent Agent Mooring Line Integrity Tool has recently received new technology qualification (NTQ) from the classification society, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

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