How we came to be

Ten years ago, VisualAIM's consultants, engineers, and inspection specialists brought hundreds of years of experience developing and delivering a next generation, cloud-based API 581 and API 581 risk-based inspection software. A key differentiator of the technology was the ability to visualize, not only the inherent analytics of the RBI software, but all fixed, rotating, instrumentation, and electrical asset data from the familiar environment of the owner operator's P&IDs, PFDs, and Isometric Drawings. The only problem was that brownfield drawings had to be redrawn in the VisualAIM ecosystem, making the process very time consuming. Little did we know this would change soon. 

During one of our implementation projects, we needed a faster and more accurate way to create a master equipment list from P&IDs without going through a manual process. We wanted a solution capable of creating an asset register of ALL components on the drawings. The solution we found allowed us not only to generate a direct asset register from drawings, but also solved the redraw time problem of the RBI software. This resulted in a new and innovative product: The Intelligent Drawing Platform or IDP.


Our purpose

Major technology initiatives, like Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), have failed because they ignore the people that need the information the most, namely: plant engineers, maintenance, operators, and inspection personnel. The people that run the plant. The IDP creates situational awareness enabling plant personnel to visualize, contextualize and analyze data from within the familiar environment of their plant drawings.  The IDP transforms any of your plant drawings into intelligent drawings in a matter of seconds, providing immediate efficiency gains and setting the stage for maximizing your digital innovation potential through connection to external applications.


It’s this disruptive ability of the IDP that gives purpose to our mission. With some 1.2 million brownfield P&IDs across the global refining community, VisualAIM wants to digitally transform the majority of these within the next 18 months. At 4.3 seconds per drawing, this is definitely an achievable goal. And we will achieve it through our partner network and direct selling where to date we have penetrated 5% of the total available market.


Who we are

Our team of business analysts, consultants, software, and mechanical engineers understand the challenges faced by the process industries today. Our precursor knowledge in Mechanical Integrity has given us the know-how necessary to develop complex but effective analytical solutions, with people as our central focus. Our people, like our clients, are both inspired and inspiring.


We inspire with awe and we like being awed. You can see it and hear it! Someone sees something and literally falls back in their chair appearing filled with wonder, awestruck, amazed, astonished, lost for words, open-mouthed; almost reverential. Now that's really something. And we’ve seen it, over and over again. And in every case, questions arise. Questions like,

"Can you show me that again?"

"Was that really the software or animation by powerpoint?"

"Who are these people?"

They are people like us, our clients, our partners. They are innovation leaders, plant managers, venture managers, corporate executives, operations, maintenance personnel. People that want to enable the human element to do more because "ten years ago we had fifteen people managing our assets. Today, we have two."


You see, we believe that visualization can be a singular focus for improving plant-wide reliability. Why? Because our disruptive technology enables the human factor on the plant floor. We are digitally transforming major refineries, global terminal operations, and chemical manufacturing sites in weeks.

If you would like to know more, let us know today!