Tool for Asset & People database management

Challenge Summary

A tool to record issues, problems, hypothesis, solutions, test results, people involved in process throughout the life cycle of assets in a structured manner and to visualise the same in order to improve operational efficiency, reduce work duplication and time involved in problem identification, solution deployment.

Challenge Scenario

An asset encounters numerous issues during its life cycle, when any problem is identified people are assigned to identify problem, assess potential solutions, test and deploy solutions. There is constant change of people involved in the operational environment during the life cycle of the asset. Currently the details of such processes undertaken, people involved are not recorded properly leading to delayed problem identification, solving the same problem many times, information discrepancy of potential solution options, deficiency of expertise location.

Profile of the End-User

All people involved in the asset exploration, development, operations

Functional Requirements of the End-User

  • Track details of people involved in process, record problem faced, hypotheses, potential solutions, test results.
  • Visualise recorded data
  • Loading of life data of assets from production historians and set alerts

Functional & Operational Capabilities

  • Web based Interface
  • Platform independent ( Private cloud environment)
  • User configurable dashboards
  • Search and compare functions
  • Centralised database to track people involved in process, record data of problem faced, hypothesis, potential solutions and test results.
  • Loading of data according to formats defined by user
  • Perform analytics on previous instances encountered

Operational constraints

  • Security of data
  • Initial setup of database and import of all existing data to the platform.
  • Changes to habit, to meticulously perform entry of each action in the platform
  • Product training to use the platform.

Expected Tangible Benefits and Measurable Gains

  • Improve operational efficiency
  • Early problems identification
  • Reduce time between problem identification and solution deployment
  • Reduce repeated work, available data of all previous solutions tried and all the results of such trials.

Performance Metrics or Outcomes

  • % Improve operational efficiency
  • Time between problem identification and solution deployment