With many businesses also choosing to move their operations digital, it’s even more fundamental to be on top of your organisation’s utility usage. Utility inspection should be a mainstay of any business inspection without impeding on your normal day-to-day activities.
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.
As the leading authority globally for publishing standards, the publication of ISO 29001 represents yet another big moment for an industry. For oil and gas organisations, there are several challenges in the form of supply chains and operations, not least in the current economic climate and the onset of a global pandemic.
Mining disasters and incidents are an unfortunate side to the historic industry. Even with the wealth of technology available today, dated procedures or methods constrain the safety and increase risk far above the level that could be achieved.
With outdated methods, it’s difficult to revolutionise business processes in the same way speed that the rest of the world progresses. Whilst the industry often takes the speed of regulatory bodies or technology of equipment, it is always good to be ahead of the curve; being an industry forefront leader rather than an industry ‘lagger’.