The US-based Emerson has released a new app, AMS Inspection Rounds for the AMS Trex Device Communicator. The app allows electronic data collection on inspection routes. Capturing data in real-time, without human error, that can be immediately relayed throughout the system and used to enact resolutions.
The new app provides automated workflows to personnel while in the field to aid with the consistent and repeatable collection of condition data.
Plants often rely on manual inspection to detect abnormal conditions not identified by sensors. With Inspection Rounds, operators on rounds can electronically record any abnormal conditions immediately, such as unusual equipment noise, spills, smells, excessive corrosion or safety hazards. Condition data can then also be timestamped for compliance and audit requirements.
The app has a dashboard of routes, status, alerts, and action items, so users can coordinate steps for resolving issues, whilst also saving time typically lost in transcribing paper notes.
Operations and maintenance teams can also access historical data to identify and eliminate the causes of recurring problems.
Emerson Automation Solutions is a department within the wider company and its Vice President of product management, Plantweb and reliability solutions, Mani Janardhanan, said: “AMS Inspection Rounds helps ensure that issues impacting safety and reliability are detected, reported, and resolved earlier.”