Oil and gas inspections with paperless solutions – avoiding incidents.

The oil and gas industry remains one of the
most largest, important and lucrative of Australian industries; with oil and
gas inspection one of the cornerstones of its scale. The annual Australian
Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference celebrates
a culmination of oil and gas technology, companies and projects which seek to
change the industry. Of fundamental importance to everyone involved in the oil
and gas industry is safety and management. Proper maintenance, compliance and safety
inspection is vital to ensure all oil and gas activities are performing at
optimum levels. Workplace safety is imperative in any industry but especially
so when handling highly flammable resources and working within risk enhanced
environments. The need for thorough and accurate oil and gas inspection has
never been so important.

Oil and gas inspection requires both
detailed techniques and measurements to collect data. Paper checklists have
dominated inspections with no viable alternative until the introduction of
mobile devices. Rugged devices and intrinsically safe devices with ATEX/IECEx
Zone 1 and Zone 2 approval are available as fully-fledged smartphones with
powerful functionalities. Paperless inspection solutions are becoming more and
more widespread within the field, boasting a wide array of features for
inspectors and officers to utilise as well as providing powerful data. Users
can take advantage of the camera on the smartphone/tablet alongside
speech-to-text services, touchscreen annotation and barcode or RFID scanning.
Offline recording and GPS timestamps means that safety inspectors aren’t
restricted whilst attachment of reference material in the form of previous
reports, manuals safety notes, drawings and data etc., ensure that they aren’t
left bewildered. The data from the customised, tailored checklists is sent
instantly to the database for processing allowing in-depth analysis, automatic
corrective actions and further integration with any additional Business
Intelligence. Results can be provided from the locally hosted or cloud based
(SaaS) servers to inspectors, 3rd parties, authorities or management groups, ensuring compliance,
informed inspectors and educated leadership. The cycle of positive and
meaningful inspections benefits all involved in the organisation or project.
Mobile devices within oil and gas inspections really can transform business
processes, making the workplace safer, more efficient and a better managed
area.

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