OMNI launches next generation asset integrity management software

Source: press release, 10 November 2020

William McLean, OMNI, Director
William McLean, OMNI, Director (photo: OMNI)

OMNI (an ICR company) has launched a new digital full lifecycle asset integrity management solution developed by industry experts, allowing companies to manage, predict, plan and optimise their asset integrity management programmes. OMNI is built on the combined knowledge of integrity engineers, software developers, and data scientists, and is headed up by Director, William McLean, who brings 16 years cross-industry experience.

Unique features built throughout the software include automation, operational tracking and a communications hub for digital collaboration and to drive efficiencies. The current suite of modules includes Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Anomaly, and Repair – with the addition of Workpack and Inspection modules due to be completed first half of 2021.

OMNI is working in partnership with the University of Strathclyde through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), and funded by Innovate UK, to develop predictive algorithms and prognostics health management capability to be integrated into the software. Dr Hongya Liang from the university is leading this project bringing her expert knowledge in advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).

William McLean says “We have built the OMNI software on expertise gained in the field, with Insiso – our software developer – who have vast experience in AI and IoT (Internet of Things), together with data scientists and a Silicon Valley expert to hone a next-generation User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI). We’ve taken that combined knowledge and converted it into a useful solution for operators, allowing them to extend the life of their assets and plan better in a simple to use system providing resilience, speed and accuracy.”

“We are seeing businesses with decades of historical data which can be cumbersome to manage. We aim to accelerate the shift to digital asset integrity by incorporating the latest advancements in technology and delivering simple but powerful solutions. We aim to help organisations futureproof their business by continuing to innovate and develop our software products with machine learning, predictive analytics and sensor connections, ensuring that our clients always remain ahead of the curve when it comes to digital asset integrity management,” continues McLean.

OMNI is a cross-industry solution, part of ICR Integrity – a leading provider of integrated maintenance, repair and production solutions for industrial related services to the oil and gas, chemical, nuclear, marine and defence industry. OMNI will be able to leverage ICR’s global network, which includes its Aberdeen headquarters and operational hubs in the UK, UAE, USA, Norway and a JV partner in Australia.