Move to fast-track its additive manufacturing deployment and localize strategy
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the national oil company for Oman, has partnered with the French startup ‘Spare Parts 3D’ (SP3D), to assess the 3D printability of 150,000 unique spare parts.
In six months, the team processed 150,000 coded spare parts to define a 3D printing adoption matrix based on technical feasibility and economical attractiveness.
This was made possible thanks to SP3D data-driven funnel approach methodology, its unique machine-learning based software DigiPART, the availability of material coding information records and the commitment of a multidisciplinary Petroleum Development Oman team.
Petroleum Development Oman now has an agile decision-making tool to enable its 3D printing deployment roadmap, speeding up Additive Manufacturing (AM) deployment by an estimated two years, and helping the company to remain at the forefront of innovation in the Middle East.
“After having selected non-suitable parts, ourselves, we contracted SP3D for their ability to enrich our partial dataset. This helped to select the right spare parts to focus on for PDO’s AM journey,” asserted Mohammed Yahyai, 3D Scoping workstream Lead, Lead Rotating Equipment Engineer.
“PDO now has access to an agile decision tool covering over 60,000 spare parts. Customized business cases filters enable PDO to select the most relevant parts to print and install or switch from physical to digital inventory,” commented Paul Guillaumot, CEO, Spare Parts 3D.