Operators streamline how they schedule and conduct maintenance and inspection activities with SAIM's Tank Farm Manager handheld device
The value of SAIM lies in the ability to use real-time data to gain insights, streamline operations and make informed decisions. We’ve taken that a step further by introducing the SAIM Inspect app and handheld device to interface with the Tank Farm module in the field. It supports logging, tracking and intelligence gathering from maintenance and inspection activities at the fuel facility.
Viewing and recording maintenance & inspection
tasks on the SAIM Inspect app integrated
with the SAIM Tank Farm Manager module.
Benefits for operators:
Using the handheld device, management and engineering support personnel can communicate maintenance and inspection requirements and procedures to local operating staff. With clear expectations and modern tools, operating staff can save time and effort and ultimately go paperless with digital features like adding photos, notes, work order requests and more all while on the go.
Benefits for owners:
Real-time data and cloud-based storage of records provides owners confidence that all required maintenance and inspections are occurring to improve facility performance, maintain compliance and avoid costly unscheduled repairs.
Here's how the SAIM Inspect App and handheld device works:
- Management staff pre-program the intelligent Tank Farm module with required maintenance and inspection tasks and associated frequency.
- The Tank Farm module generates a list of activities for each shift at the facility.
- The operators sync their tasks to their handheld device and go out into the facility to complete their assigned tasks.
- The operator scans the equipment tag associated with the identified task. The operator can then take a photo, file notes, or submit a new work order associated with the task, if needed. The task is marked complete once they’ve concluded all the necessary steps.
- Once the operator has finished their daily tasks, they sync their progress to the SAIM platform. All pictures, attachments, work orders and notes are logged electronically, and the task status is saved.
Here's why it's powerful:
- The app was built using feedback from industry subject matter experts, factoring in weather, visibility, connectivity, and hazardous environments of varied facilities.
- The device’s ability to capture data gives owners even more insights into task completion, facility health and staffing needs.
- Everything is digitized. Paperwork related to all historical and ongoing activities is digitized and stored with the asset on the cloud and is available to support future decision making.
In February, SAIM ran a successful proof of concept in the field, with operators and owners at Oakland International Airport. We recently expanded that field trial to Las Vegas International Airport.
Operators who have been part of the handheld pilot program applaud the app’s workflow and simplicity.
Management likes the increased transparency and says they’ve been “waiting on a device like this for years.”
Operators save time and eliminate pen-to-paper hassle by scanning SAIM tags on facility equipment and logging maintenance tasks and work orders through the SAIM Inspect app on approved, intrinsically safe handheld devices.
This device is a significant leap forward for SAIM and proves the extension of the platform to a mobile device is possible in a field setting, providing even more data and insights for SAIM clients.
Houston-based Smart Asset Integrity Management LLC (SAIM™) benefits from the experience and knowledge of the facility design engineers and specialists at its mother company, Argus Consulting, Inc., a leader in the fuels systems infrastructure engineering industry. For more than 25 years, employee-owned Argus Consulting has focused solely on program management, design, construction administration, and asset integrity management of fuel receiving, storage and distribution facilities and systems.
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