OneSoft Releases First Phase of Pipeline Integrity-as-a-Service
Revolutionary Corrosion Growth Analysis Solution Replaces Manual Work Greatly Reducing Time and Cost
Edmonton, Alberta (September 26, 2022) – OneSoft Solutions Inc. (TSX-V:OSS; OTCQB:OSSIF) (“OneSoft” or “Company”) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, OneBridge Solutions Inc. (“OneBridge”), will be introducing its revolutionary Corrosion Growth Analysis solution at the International Pipeline Conference to be held in Calgary, Alberta on September 26-30, 2022. Corrosion Growth Rate Analysis (“CGRA”) is the first component of OneBridge’s Integrity-as-a-Service (“IaaS”) cloud solution that will enable integrity engineers to utilize components of the Company’s Cognitive Integrity ManagementTM (“CIM”) solution to conduct and automate pipeline integrity processes ultimately using a self-serve online environment with functionality that has been validated and adopted by numerous enterprise-level pipeline operators for management of their pipeline assets.
Management estimates that approximately 6,500 inline inspection (“ILI”) runs are conducted annually by oil and gas pipeline inspection gauge/tool (“PIG”) vendors in the U.S.A., as part of the industry’s efforts to keep pipelines operating safely and reliably. ILI data includes anomalies, features and measurements of dents, metal loss, mill defects, girth weld cracks, etc. Following a PIG run, ILI data is compared to prior ILI datasets that are collected for the same segment of pipeline to determine corrosion growth rates and other potential pipeline failure threats. These data run comparisons (“Runcoms”) are typically conducted today by integrity engineers using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and legacy systems and processes that involve tedious and extensive manual work efforts. Because of the very large volumes of data involved, most of the data (i.e., 95%) is filtered out of the comparative process, with only candidate anomalies and features being analyzed on a pit-to-pit basis. And because of the large amount of data involved, only the most current and next previous ILI datasets are typically compared and analyzed, thereby excluding additional intelligence that more historic data could provide. Analysis of the limited candidate data is extrapolated over the rest of the pipeline and general qualitative assumptions such as “6 mm of wall loss per year” or “half-life to failure” predictions are used to make risk failure assessments. Costs to conduct Runcoms by PIG vendors and third-party consultants using legacy methodologies typically range between (US$) $10,000 and $50,000, depending on how many candidate anomalies are analyzed in the process, and generally require weeks or months to complete.
An industry first, OneBridge’s CGRA IaaS solution is revolutionary in that ILI data sets, regardless of PIG vendor or tool technology, can be “dragged and dropped” onto the CGRA secure Microsoft cloud environment. CGRA’s virtual integrity engineering capability will load and align all data, perform pit-to-pit matching of 100% of all anomalies and features from any number of ILI datasets that are uploaded and analysis and reporting of corrosion growth rate occurs in minutes or hours.
OneBridge intends to charge a flat fee of (US$) $4,950 to conduct Runcoms involving two ILI datasets and $500 for each additional historic ILI dataset that is uploaded for analysis. Such time and cost efficiencies result from CGRA’s machine learning capabilities, which process large amounts of data using Microsoft’s Azure secure cloud computing platform and require only minimal human work effort to administer. Operators who choose to utilize CGRA are well positioned to realize other benefits beyond corrosion growth analysis
“Our strategy to date has been to focus on selling enterprise systems to industry leaders, whose input and user experiences have strongly validated our CIM platform and data analytics approach that leverage machine learning and cloud computing,” said Brandon Taylor, OneSoft President. “The roll-out of Corrosion Growth Rate Analysis as our first Integrity-as-a-Service component demonstrates the scalability of CIM enterprise functionality. Our IaaS approach will enable the 1,800+ U.S. companies that operate less than 1,000 miles of pipeline to use and realize the efficiencies of the advanced integrity management methodologies that our Fortune 50 and 100 CIM subscription customers have access to, in a cost effective and affordable manner.”
About OneSoft and OneBridge
OneSoft has developed software technology and products that have capability to transition legacy, on-premises licensed software applications to operate on the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform. Our business strategy is to seek opportunities to incorporate Data Science and Machine Learning, business intelligence and predictive analytics to create cost-efficient, subscription-based software-as-a-service solutions. Visit www.onesoft.ca for more information.
OneSoft’s wholly owned subsidiary, OneBridge Solutions Canada Inc., develops and markets revolutionary new SaaS solutions that use advanced Data Sciences and Machine Learning to analyze big data using predictive analytics to assist Oil & Gas pipeline operators to predict pipeline failures and thereby save lives, protect the environment, reduce operational costs, and address regulatory compliance requirements. Visit www.onebridgesolutions.com for more information.
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