Calculated Fields – Saving Time and Getting Things Right

What’s the pressure differential across that pump?  It’s simple if we have pressure gauges on the inlet and outlet right?            Δp = inletPSIG – outletPSIG Some might say, “hey, I can calculate that in my head.” Sure you can, but why would you want to?  Take...

Can You Trust Your Logbook?

You’ve got to have confidence in your logbook. What does it take to have a logbook that you, your operating team and your compliance team can believe in? More than you probably think. To have confidence in your logbook, it has to be complete, correct, and incapable of...

#Hashtags-What are these annoying things?

#Arggg! What are these annoying things? They were mocked in the classic Tonight Show skit #Hashtag, with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, yet apparently many didn’t really seem to understand the actual issue they were illustrating.  People use ridiculous and...

Digital Transformation and The Cloud

As a disruptor and leader in the LogBook and Mobile Inspection solution industry, we are sometimes asked why our solution is Cloud Based. To truly understand it, you have to consider where the future of business solutions is going. The following important observations...

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

A common cliché is that “a picture is worth 1000 words.” It’s true that pictures can say, quickly, what might take some time and precision to describe in text. In many industrial or commercial operations there’s a need to do inspections of facilities or industrial...

Operational Awareness – Why It Matters

If I could summarize my observations of the various operations that I’ve visited, the biggest issue I’ve witnessed is a lack of operational awareness. Let’s look at what it means and why you should focus your energy on achieving it.   What is Operational Awareness?...

Notes On The Move

Whether I am visiting a manufacturing plant, a power generation facility, hotel, or logistics warehouse, they all seem to have the need to capture notes on the go. It may be a leaking valve or a broken window. You may see a safety hazard that needs reporting or you...

Digitized Records – Return Found

Regardless of your industry, there are some universal practices that are worth your investment. Whether you are working in manufacturing, energy production, petrochemical, or logistics it is important to invest in an easy-to-use record keeping software. Here are...

NERC CMEP IP Part 2 – The Process

Building a Process Last week we discussed the creation of a solid plan for the upcoming year to ensure a safer more compliant operation. A good plan is your initial step into the right direction. Now come the details. The question “How will I get the plan implemented...

NERC CMEP Implementation Plan Part 1 – PLAN

Setting up for Success As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 is on the horizon, plants around the country are determining what measures need to be taken in order to meet NERC compliance and reliability standards. Each entity has its own set of challenges but there are...

The Importance of Collecting Data

I think most of us would agree that having access to data is important, but many times we may fall short of setting a priority to collect it. The data that may seem to be insignificant today could be the very thing that protects us tomorrow. Over my many years in the...

Importance of Digital Logs

Proper documentation is essential to a safe and efficient operation. Whether your operation is large or small, keeping a log of activities and issues can help managers understand how their team and equipment are performing throughout each day...