Most large businesses will end up entertaining the idea of using a software system at one point or another. In the majority of cases even the most technologically cautious individuals end up appreciating the benefits that a tailored software system can offer.
Although this isn’t new for the oil and gas sector, many might be surprised to hear that properly managed software systems can help increase LDAR efficiency – for a variety of reasons;
Centralized Management of Emissions Data
First off, everything that a business needs to know about its fugitive emissions can be consolidated in one, easy to access place. Moving away from physical copies of data or at least keeping an electronic record of that information reduces the risk of losing precious information – something that will bring peace of mind to many managers and executives.
Most software programs keep track of historical data for several years, allowing company analysts to quickly check crucial metrics of any facility swiftly and conveniently, along with whether they are complying with various regulatory programs (such as the Federal Energy Management Program FEMP). Company personnel will also appreciate the wider range of analytical options in interpreting, manipulating, and understanding aggregate data that they can utilize.
Web-based Access to Company Data
The capability to directly access identified emissions with videos captured by on-site equipment is an advantage that many managers can appreciate. With facility locations displayed on google maps, off-site employees don’t need to physically visit a worksite to get an idea of what the situation is like on the ground, especially with video at their disposal.
Frequent-updates and the ability to keep track of leak repair statuses is another benefit to the LDAR process. Software systems allow a company to have a better picture of maintenance related work orders, as well as keep a better inventory of components and parts. Analytics can also show whether there are any trends or patterns in the repair process, or if certain types of breakdowns happen more often.
Ongoing Development/Enhancements to Application
Many software management systems not only allow for customer feedback but also give users a better ability to understand the evolving regulatory landscape; staying well-informed on various environmental regulations as well as whether certain facilities comply with said standards.
On-Demand, Custom Reports
Software analytics, like mentioned before, not only allow for company analysts to have an abundance of data at their fingertips, but they can also provide individualized custom reports regarding a variety of metrics. In addition to a broader range of insights, reports are often presented in a simple format, with summary reports showing emissions identified, annualized GHG and VOC emission data, potential gas savings, repair status’s, etc. This means these reports can be distributed to site-managers, analysts, investors, or anyone else that would require the info, without them needing to interpret an intimidating stack of statistics.
Reports can even be customized for specific geographical regions, including those with a variety of reporting needs.
Finally, 256-bit encryption means that your data transmissions enjoy some of the most reliable security measures that exist today. With additional security features such as name/password authentication and nightly backup of data, companies can expect a high level of security while remaining easily accessible via most internet browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox).
For businesses that are looking for supplemental tools to increase LDAR efficiency, implementing a solid software system is an excellent way to start.
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