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New partnership and innovative approach to support safe energy operations in the Industry 4.0 era

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Supporting safe and sustainable energy operations through increasing predictability in safety, production time and quality, are at the forefront of a new collaborative agreement, announced today by the global engineering and technology consultancy, Vysus Group.

  • Collaboration will reduce the continuous need for highly specialised, difficult, and time-consuming workshops, producing more targeted analysis
  • Game-changing software will disrupt traditional approach to hazard and operability studies (HAZOP)
  • AI digital twin technology presents root-causes, consequences and safeguards to mitigate hazards and operating issues

Software and consulting provider Kairos Technology has joined forces with Vysus Group, to develop its intelligent tool that enhances hazard and operability studies (HAZOP).

Kairos Technology’s HAZOP Assistant is a model-based software used during such studies on complex infrastructure. It employs deterministic modelling of a plant, combined with artificial intelligence, to produce a more targeted and comprehensive analysis than is possible with a typical HAZOP.

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As part of its portfolio of services spanning the energy lifecycle, Vysus Group delivers a range of risk management and risk analysis capabilities. By working together, the expert domain and process knowledge of Vysus Group is combined with the unique explainable artificial intelligence (AI) software from Kairos, ensuring more targeted and comprehensive analysis.

Robert Nyiredy, VP Risk Management with Vysus Group, said: “It’s no secret that potentially dangerous and hazardous factors, such as flammable and explosive materials and equipment, are widely used in the energy sector. In the complex production process system, it is therefore essential to not only avoid design mistakes, but also to be able to predict the cause of process alarms during operations.

“As a safety assessment method that can identify and analyse risk in the operation process, HAZOPs are widely used in the petrochemical industry. HAZOPs rely on the technical experience of the consultant, incorporating lessons learned and utilising a lot of human resources and time.

“The Kairos software solution supports and extends the traditional HAZOP. It reduces the need for highly specialised, difficult, and time-consuming workshops, producing a more targeted analysis. The intelligent digital twin, which incorporates the complete complex process facility, will empower subject matter experts to identify potential hazards and operability problems. 

At the same time, it digitally verifies any calculations or assessments made by the experts. The explainable AI digital twin will present instant analysis of root-causes, consequences and safeguards when given a guide word.” 

Bjarne André Asheim, CEO of Kairos Technology, said: “The collaboration with Vysus Group will see our software disrupt the HAZOP process. Our ultimate goal is to integrate the insights gleaned from the HAZOP into daily operations, ensuring it is at the fingertips of the operators, and always updated and relevant. Our goal is to capture and continually utilise the knowledge obtained from HAZOPS, ensuring that it is refined during operations, across disciplines, assets and sectors.”

About Vysus Group

Following a strategic-carve out from Lloyd’s Register (LR), LR’s Energy business is now Vysus Group, a standalone engineering and technical consultancy, offering specialist asset performance, risk management and project management expertise across complex industrial assets, energy assets (oil and gas, nuclear, renewables), the energy transition and rail infrastructure.

Vysus Group retains LR Energy’s entire capability and continues to offer its full suite of technical, regulatory, and operational expertise globally, with all 650+ of our global experts transitioning to the new company. Driven by its purpose to help clients manage risk and maximise performance, Vysus Group blends deep technical knowledge and data-driven insights with hands-on expertise.

Working on complex and large-scale energy projects around the world, Vysus Group is one of the leading engineering consultancy partners of choice. Vysus Group launched its new brand in April 2021, with a new logo, brand identity and website reflecting our evolution, value proposition and full spectrum of capabilities.

For more information, visit www.vysusgroup.com.

About Kairos Technology

Kairos Technology, formerly Eldor Technology, was founded in Stavanger, in 2014 by Bjarne André Asheim. Kairos Technology is a software company passionate about creating new insights to benefit plant operations.

Based on the theories on Multilevel Flow Modelling (MFM), a theory invented by Morten Lind, (Professor Emeritus, Senior Researcher) a long-term relationship with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) was established. Kairos soon established another cooperation with DHRTC (Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre) for the research and development of the Kairos products.

Kairos Technology Aps was founded in 2018 in Lyngby, Denmark by Claus Myllerup to further strengthen and develop this relationship.

In June 2019 a milestone was reached when Proventure and Skagerak Maturo made an investment in Kairos Technology, providing a strong foundation for further development and growth.

For more information, visit www.kairostech.no

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