ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe completed a pilot project applying
artificial intelligence (AI) models to detect levels of corrosion and
coating breakdown on ships and offshore structures.
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The project successfully demonstrated the accuracy of AI in detecting
and assessing structural anomalies commonly found during visual
inspection. AI techniques could be further used to analyze images over
time to understand corrosion and coating breakdown trends.
“Digital innovation in AI will change how surveys and maintenance
strategies are executed, driving more condition-based approaches to
class and maintenance,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO,
Christopher J. Wiernicki. “We are building a future in which digital
tools can remotely assess the condition of a ship or offshore unit, and
automatically detect and measure coating breakdown and other structural
issues, improving safety and reliability.”
“We are excited to team with Google Cloud and SoftServe to effectively
apply AI technology to the marine and offshore industries,” said ABS
Deputy Chief Digital Officer, Kashif Mahmood. “By combining our deep
domain experience in offshore and marine structures with Google Cloud’s
extensive knowledge of AI applications and SoftServe’s development
capabilities, we were able to take this idea from concept to reality.”
Interested in learning more? Join us at OTC in Houston, May 6 – 9, to
experience AI-enabled corrosion detection.
ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory
services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting
standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused
on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital
solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and
cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational
efficiency for marine and offshore assets.