January 21, 2021

Flange management and construction solutions technology house, asset55, has secured a further 3-year contract term to provide global flange management assurance to BP.

Having originally delivered flange management software and services on the HUC phase of the Glen Lyon FPSO in the North Sea through 2015, shortly after BP commissioned asset55 to carry out analysis of their Flanged Joint Assembly ETP, GP42-31. Subsequently, asset55 delivered a BP-specific version of its flange management software, iQ, that would allow BP users to carry out bolt-load calculations from first principles, in line with the methodology newly detailed in GP42-31.

A global roll out of the new iQ BP module begun early in 2018 and included structured webinar training for all new users. By the close of 2020, thousands of BP employees and contractors have been trained and are using iQ as BP’s global, single source of truth for bolt-load calculations. Read more…