Webinar: How new technology improves plant performance

By Ida Eldor on 15/10/20 15:32

Join our webinar to see why Repsol, Equinor, Total, and Chrysaor have decided to use Kairos!

Topics: @controlroomassistant Conferences
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How to verify your plant design using Kairos

By Ivan Rott on 13/10/20 12:30

Kairos Technology offers ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence (AI) products for improving the operations and performance of complex process plants. By means of Multilevel Flow Modelling (MFM) we digitalize the deep engineering and operational expertise that exists for the plant to make sure it is available to operations when needed.

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Kairos Scenario Maker is now available

By Ivan Rott on 25/08/20 09:08

To be able to run good workshops with our clients during the restrictions of Covid-19, we have developed Kairos Scenario Maker for testing process models built for Kairos - Control Room Assistant.

With our new tool, it is easy introduce different hypothetical errors to demonstrate and test how the fault propagates through the plant process. A live session with the tool will also provide better understanding of how Kairos can assist your production to safer operation and higher efficiency.

 

Watch video on how Kairos - Control Room Assistant works

 

We can also, from historic data, test how plant trips could have been avoided, as well as letting you train your operation team on plant behaviors. The tool helps demonstrate how the causal reasoning works, which is important to ensure that the artificial intelligence becomes explainable.

By using Kairos Scenario Maker User Interface, observations (sensor status) are selected for scenarios chosen to be tested, by simply assigning values outside their limits to see and understand how the AI reasoning works.

 

SCENARIO MAKER USER INTERFACE

 

The behavior of your plant caused by these introduced "upsets" (top ranked causes and consequences), are presented in Kairos - Control Room Assistant on screen.

 

CONTROL ROOM OPERATOR SCREEN  - KAIROS CRA 

 

Topics: Digitalization Kairos Simulator
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Equinor continues with the Control Room Assistant for Johan Castberg

By Bernt Eldor on 13/08/20 09:24

Last week, Equinor decided to move forward into phase two with Kairos Control Room Assistant for the Johan Castberg field. Despite challenges with the Covid-19 situation, the project has managed to stay on track and deliver to expectations. The project has adapted to the new situation quickly and found a good way to interact via Teams. To improve the workshops of modelling, a new software tool that supports the creation of fault scenarios has been developed. This tool will be used interactively to test, demonstrate, and explain the behavior of the model, including the Artificial Intelligence in the Control Room Assistant.

Topics: @controlroomassistant Digitalization Production optimization
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Is Kairos the right AI product for you?

By Ivan Rott on 14/07/20 09:03

To support safe and optimal plant production, Kairos - Control Room Assistant runs in real-time as an assistant always on the alert. With live plant data as evidence, the model presents an instantaneous HAZOP with root causes, predicted consequences, and counteraction plans to assist and help the Control Room Operator.  

Topics: @controlroomassistant Production optimization
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How human intelligence gets Kairos up and running on your plant faster

By Ivan Rott on 30/06/20 10:00

To support safe and optimal plant production Kairos - Control Room Assistant provides the control room operator with an instant status of the entire process and predicts possible causes and consequences of any system upsets in real-time.

 

How does the control room assistant work?

For starters, we model the goals and functions of the complex industrial system as it is designed. Together with an increasing number of clients, we have established a library of each process function based on previous models built for the industry. In these library components we have already built in the design knowledge, its objectives, and functional behaviour. This way, industry "knowhow" and valuable operational experience is kept and shared.

 

The Onboarding Working Process

Our onboarding process is a straight-forward 4-step process from model development to operation.

1. Model development

2. Workbench offline testing

3. Real-time implementation

4. Operation

 

Library for safe and effective modelling

It is easy and safe to model a new plant or system based on the plant design information, because we are using the established library blocks. The normal time to build a main process model for a medium offshore installation is now reduced to 8-12 working weeks.

 

Human Intelligence  - The Objective trees

Kairos Technology will establish the objective trees, which is the description of the functional behaviour of the process. The functional models are built based on mass and energy flow transformations. The functional models areincorporated with process, mechanical & control design knowledge, as well as including the industry best operational experience.

 

Workshops - Adapting and sharing Operational Experience

We normally propose a couple of 2-4 hour workshops with the customer to discuss the prepared objective trees. We share the knowledge from other plants and adapt the objective trees to the customers' own unique operational experiences for their specific plant objective and industry knowhow.

 

 

Validation and Familiarization

Kairos Technology builds the model and uses our Scenario Maker to simulate the process behavior of the model. Test scenarios will be agreed on and performed to see the outcome and verify the model and plant design before implementation. The Scenario Maker can also be used to train operators on process disturbances and its cause/consequences.  

 

Implementing Real-Time Data

When the model is verified, it will be connected to the plant and run with real-time data via standard OPC UA interface.

By this point you are ready and Kairos - Control Room Assistant is helping your operators make better decisions for the plant.

System maintenance of Kairos will be minimal as Kairos adapts to site data and parameter settings of the plant. Major plant modifications will be taken into account through the usual Management of Change process.

Kairos - Control Room Assistant for optimised production in oil and gas industry

Topics: @controlroomassistant Situational awareness Control Room Efficiency
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Har utviklet kunstig intelligens som skal brukes i styringen av Yme og Castberg

By Glenn Stangeland on 11/06/20 14:53

Fra Energi24 den 3. juni 2020:

Kairos Technology utvikler teknologi som bruker kunstig intelligens for å styre produksjonen av olje og gass på en mer effektiv måte.

Topics: Digitalization Artificial Intelligence
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Innovation Norway funds development of Kairos HAZOP Assistant

By Ivan Rott on 09/06/20 09:03

We are proud to announce that we have been granted funding from Innovation Norway to further develop and strengthen our new innovative Kairos product - Kairos HAZOP Assistant.

The support from Innovation Norway will secure the development of additional features and functionalities already available in our HAZOP Simulator to bring to marked a unique tool that will strengthen the Hazard and Operability studies. The tool will improve the quality of the studies, reduce the time required from experts and engineering teams, secure the design basis knowledge over the entire plant lifetime, and display verification scenarios instantly.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence HAZOP Simulator
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Intro to multilevel flow modelling, the theory powering Kairos

By Ivan Rott on 26/05/20 09:48

Multilevel Flow Modelling (MFM) is a modern method for modelling functions and goals of complex industrial systems. There are increasing needs for these digital twins modelling the process knowledge. Typical industrial systems in need for such a system is the oil and gas facilities and power production plants

Topics: @controlroomassistant Digitalization Artificial Intelligence
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New functionality in our improved Control Room Assistant

By Bernt Eldor on 12/05/20 09:39

Kairos is adding functionality to improve the user experience of our Control Room Assistant. The software will be improved with two yearly major releases (May and November) where added functionality is included. There may be minor releases in between, with bug fixes or customer specific improvements. Three of the important improvements you can expect in this months' release are the following:

Topics: @controlroomassistant Control Room Efficiency
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Equinor to utilize AI technology from Kairos

By Sara Oftedal on 26/03/20 09:15

Kairos and Equinor are cooperating to improve real-time situational management in the control room at Johan Castberg with the use of advanced AI and functional modeling.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Control Room Efficiency
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Workshop with Control Room Operators from Repsol & Maersk

By Sara Oftedal on 26/02/20 08:45

We had the pleasure of meeting many of the control room operators who will be working on Yme. We had a great discussion around what can go wrong in the process system and how Kairos CRA – with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology will help to achieve an overview of the situation and support actions. We are all looking forward to seeing Kairos CRA live on Yme!  
 
Topics: Situational awareness Artificial Intelligence
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UPDATED: NFEA AI and Machine Learning Conference 2020

By Ida Eldor on 20/01/20 08:39

This news has been updated due to the current situation with the Coronavirus.

Please join us at the conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning by NFEA the 10-11th of November! This conference will be packed with use cases and combines presentation from the industry, users and suppliers. All combined with cutting edge presentations from academia and research and development. Kairos technology will be present with a stand where we will show a demo of Kairos Control Room Assistant in the breaks. 

Sharat Kumar Pathi and Claus Myllerup

Topics: Conferences
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Thank you for a great week at ADIPEC!

By Ida Eldor on 19/11/19 08:57

We want to thank everyone who stopped by our stand and our technical sessions during ADIPEC. We've had a great few days at the conference, meeting new people working in the energy sector. ADIPEC was an amazing opportunity to meet like minded people and discuss future possibilities and solutions for the oil and gas industry. The energy business in the region is transforming and embracing new technology, our solution based on digitalisation and artificial intelligens is well positioned and aligned with the strategy of the majors in the region. Both Xinxin and Bjarne André presented papers as a part of the technical conference. The technical sessions at the conference were filled with inspiring topics and learning points from the industry, presented by excellent speakers from across the globe. 

Topics: Conferences Adipec
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Meet Kairos Technology at Adipec 2019

By Ida Eldor on 04/11/19 08:15

Bjarne André and Bernt, along with Xinxin from DTU will man the stand for Kairos Technology in the Norwegian Pavillion in Hall 8 at Adipec this year!

Topics: @controlroomassistant Conferences Adipec
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Kairos Technology at the International Workshop on Functional Modelling

By Ida Eldor on 07/10/19 12:59

This week a team from Kairos Technology attended the Fourth International Workshop on Functional Modelling (IWFM) at DTU in Copenhagen, Denmark. Claus Myllerup, CTO, demonstrated a customer case story

Topics: @controlroomassistant Functional Modelling
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Release of Kairos - Control Room Assistant

By Ida Eldor on 07/10/19 12:58

We are pleased to announce the first release of Kairos - Control Room Assistant today. We started developing the software in 2014, so we are very proud to release the first version of Kairos.

Topics: @controlroomassistant
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Skagerak Maturo and ProVenture invests in the AI company Kairos Technology

By Ida Eldor on 07/10/19 12:57

Kairos Technology AS has secured an investment from Skagerak Maturo Seed and ProVenture. Kairos Technology AS has developed KAIROS – Control Room Assistant, which offers real-time decision support for control room operators

Topics: @controlroomassistant