Safeguarding structural integrity with MONITAS
MONITAS is a dedicated software of an advanced structural monitoring system which advises the owner on the integrity of hull and moorings of offshore floaters. It helps the owner to understand the real age of the floater by monitoring fatigue loading and integration with design tools. MONITAS not only measures the fatigue by sensors on hull or moorings but also explains why the measured fatigue deviates from design predictions. Differences may originate from different conditions (environmental and loading) assumed during the design process or from simplifications in the fatigue design tool. For this reason the floater design tool is part of the MONITAS software. Prediction and tool accuracy factors define the effect of assumed conditions and tool performance on the overall lifetime. These factors provide insight in the different sources of uncertainty in the design process and thereby increasing the overall reliability.
The MONITAS software has already been successfully implemented onboard of seven production units (6 FPSO and 1 FPU) located in West Africa, the NorthSea and Australia.
SOFTWARE AS A SERVICEThe Monitas analysis system is currently available as a dedicated windows-based software. A new version of the software which is able to operate in the cloud or a data centre and which facilitates remote data access will be available in 2022.