An engineer performing pipeline assessments is frustrated at the amount of time required to find data and the number of times copy and paste is used between excel spread sheets.
By utilising excel Vlookup he decreases the time to perform engineering assessments by 80 percent.
He tries to pitch it to the company he is working for but no funding is allocated. The idea is born.
The engineer starts creating excel spread sheets to automate engineering calculations and structure data in a way that is retrievable by simple coding.
The Engineer hires a python specialist to take the excel sheets he has created and digitize the code. A PC based version of the product is created.
The engineer is awarded a grant through NERAS innovation voucher program.
The funds are used to engage with a developer to create a fully scalable online platform for digitizing pipeline data and automating engineering assessments on subsea pipelines.
The company is awarded a place in the OGTCs TECHx accelerator program. Out of over 130 companies only 8 are chosen.
The product is now evolving into a customisable 5D digital twin for subsea pipelines linking data and Finite Element Analysis software to digitize data automate engineering, all in a fully immersive 3D environment.