The GL Noble Denton software product Essentials is the foundation of our solution for helping asset operators meet these requirements. Essentials is a business focused solution which supports asset integrity management in the oil and gas sector for gas distribution networks and pipeline systems. The inbuilt configuration to industry specific requirements makes Essentials the solution of choice for the regulatory compliance and inspection management of these assets and can be implemented to complement existing general purpose work management systems. The Essentials software suite helps operators to improve performance and reduce costs associated with meeting the requirements of their inspection and maintenance programmes. Our solutions will help reduce the incidence of missed regulatory requirement dates, reduce the paperwork burden and improve the efficiency and accuracy of programme administration and field data collection.
Essentials is comprised of multiple modules which can be implemented to meet the individual needs of asset owners and operators. Each module provides distinct business benefits.
Asset Data Management
The Essentials solution maintains the business rules, schedules and historical information for the inspection and maintenance tasks. The physical asset information can either be maintained in the Essentials Asset Register or accessed from an existing GIS or asset database via the Essentials source synchronisation facility. This eliminates redundancy in data management saving IT maintenance costs and ensures that the correct information is used in all assessments and business decisions.
Scheduling and Tracking Inspections
The Scheduling and Tracking module of Essentials provides users with the facility to establish inspection programmes, assign and coordinate resources, review status reports and to act upon alerts raised by non-compliance with inspection schedules or exceptions in maintenance reports. This unified environment provides a single source of information for managing and monitoring activities across multiple departments, while improving organisational efficiency, improving safety and reducing operational costs.
Field Data Management
Inspection schedules and work assignments generated by the Scheduling and Tracking module can be automatically synchronised (using Essentials FieldSync) to a wide range of mobile devices delivering work requests to inspection crews when work tasks become due. The Essentials Field Manager component provides intelligent business forms for the collection of information and can be integrated with a range of electronic devices such as GPS and voltmeters for automated data collection. When inspections are completed the results along with supporting documents such as photographs can be synchronised back to the Essentials database for analysis, reporting and archive.
System Configuration Management
As the industry evolves, so too will business processes and mandated regulated requirements. The Essentials Setup Manager component provides a user friendly environment for configuring and updating the underlying inspection rules and data collection forms that provide the foundation of your inspection and compliance programmes.
Essentials can be implemented as a fully independent solution or can be integrated with other products in the GL Noble Denton Asset Integrity product range as well as with a client’s existing enterprise asset management systems.