We helped a Fortune 500 company bring an incredible amount of efficiency to remote assets inspection process with a solution that helped digitize asset monitoring and inspection of remote equipment and production plants.
Companies maintaining equipment and remote oil and gas plants in the energy industry must prioritize operational safety, environmental compliance, and adherence to industry regulations. For one such company, inspections of remote assets (for energy production and storage) used to be a difficult, manual, and time-consuming process involving piles of hand-written notes and hand-filled paper forms that inspectors would digitize after returning to the base.
Zemoso aided this faster, successful launch of the solution with:
The solution that we developed allows users to capture inspection details and measurements offline (like at subsea stations with no internet), store it, and then sync with the central system once they return to a place with connectivity. We also developed a rules engine to analyze the users' entries and check for tolerances, anomalies, and standouts to immediately inform stakeholders if corrective measures are needed.
Forms used for recordings are automated and available on the platform, online and offline. Users can use a tablet or a mobile device to document information at the site of an inspection. They can take their notes as measurements, text, and/or images. These forms automatically sync with the central system once the user returns to their workstation. The recordings are then reviewed, calibrated, analyzed, and stored.
The platform was migrated to a new environment— the transition window with downtime was published to manage any workflow disruption. A temporary cluster to store data from inspectors was opened to ensure zero data loss.
We also conducted user acceptance testing (UAT) for a week before the solution went live, pivoting and implementing iterations based on feedback from early adopters. We were also a part of the global onboarding process for some of the user groups to ensure success.
Equipment used in oil drilling and exploration is constantly being upgraded. Thus, the forms in the system also need to be updated regularly. We helped deploy an in-built form wizard to make the form easily updatable with customizable fields, making it easier for all user groups and developers in charge of making these updates.
The inspection solution now has digital forms equivalent to the templates in the Environmental Permit Information Management System (ePIMS) used for inspections globally. This helps our client monitor violations closely, and help their vendors and customers to adhere to environmental regulations such as Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
P.S. Since we work on early-stage products, many of them in stealth mode, we have strict Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). The data, insights, and capabilities discussed in this blog have been anonymized to protect our client’s identity and don’t include any proprietary information.
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