A wholly manual, paper-based ATEX inspection process was proving time consuming and cumbersome to manage. Paper forms had to be filled out by technicians and these were then put into PDF format to upload to the system and the details entered onto a spreadsheet in order to create reports.
Although there were ATEX solutions on the market at the time, none of these integrated directly with Maximo and that would prove an issue to John Jones and his team because Maximo was where all Dragon LNG maintenance records were stored. Discussions with Peacock Engineering would shine a new light on the situation, offering what would become an ideal solution.
Although ATEX inspections still require the same time allocation from technicians, the administrative tasks that once followed the inspections have been eradicated as the data is input in real time directly into Maximo.
“Peacock Engineering had a mobile app that they had created to enable technicians to operate more effectively out in the field using specific Maximo functionality. They offered to work with us to develop a version of Fingertip that would relate specifically to ATEX inspections. It would become a paperless process with everything held in one place – namely Maximo. Fingertip from Peacock Engineering offered the best solution for us on several levels: simplicity of design, ease of use and a single point of support for all systems.”