Various infrastructures involving fuel extraction, energy generation, and the enrichment and refining of combustibles require a large amount of equipment and machinery, which can include mechanical, thermodynamic, hydraulic, and electromagnetic machinery.
Despite the major physical and environmental limitations against which machines face, machinery in these installations must provide continuity of service for decades without fail.
In addition to being technically and economically feasible, the design of this machinery must integrate reliability, availability, maintainability, and dependability, starting at the R&D phase, all the while taking into account any performance issues which may arrise.
All these factors are translated in a constantly evolving regulatory context, with which the machinery must comply through the various certifications and approvals from accredited laboratories.
Keeping such machinery operational requires preventative and corrective maintenance actions that are assessed in the design phase.
After a certain period of ongoing operation, some components may become obsolete, requiring technical management studies and/or renewal and retrofitting.
In scenarios such as this, IKOS works with clients by supporting them throughout the machine’s life cycle, from the R&D phase all the way up until decommissioning.