The challenges for a VP Operations and Maintenance working in Gas include ...
Reduce as-built backlog
Changes from field operations come back in non-standard forms and are often unintelligible, creating a huge back-log and out-of-date maps.
Paper maps come back dirty and incomprehensible. Automated solutions have been cumbersome and not field crew friendly. Data is then left in a pile (physical or digital) for the office to sort out.
For VPs of Operations, myWorld Capture helps reduce the as-built backlog and gets updates back from the field in near-real time and streamlines updates to backend systems. myWorld Capture reduces as-built backlog and streamlines data collection processes, providing more up to date maps faster.
Understanding where safety concerns are in the network is tough to keep track of. Crews don’t have the information they need to understand if there is a potential safety concern.
Ensuring crew safety is always the number one priority. Crews need to know what conditions are available when they go out to the field. Do they need to provide backup to go visit a specific customer? Are they equipped for the terrain they are going to encounter? Can they see other crews in the regions, so they know what is being worked on?
For VPs of Operations, myWorld helps with crew safety, coordinating operations teams and resources by providing field technicians and operations centre staff with a single, up-to-date location- enabled view of the network to improve situational awareness and coordination of resources.
- Crews directly see above ground equipment, tricky terrain, or warning of a dangerous customer.
- Existing documents and job aids can be linked to the asset, ensuring crews fully understand exactly what it is they are looking at.
Gas leak survey and asset compliance
Keeping track of inspection cycles on assets and gas leak surveys is a huge problem. When regulatory filing is due, it takes too much time to complete.
It can be stressful when the regulator makes an unannounced visit and demands to see inspection or survey data from two years ago. It’s difficult and time consuming to gather the information, and if the records can’t be located, the result can be a substantial fine.
For VPs of Operations, myWorld Inspection and Survey provides a comprehensive inspection and surveying tool. Allowing users to schedule jobs, crews to walk or drive inspection areas and reports on the progress of the inspection cycle. All this data is stored and shown to the regulator as proof that specific work has been done.
Drive field efficiency
As a result of bad information, field crews are inefficient and don't have the tools they need to make the right decisions.
Bad maps means crews go into the field with an incorrect fitting or fixture. This increases the time to repair and creates duplicate truck rolls.
For VPs of Operations, the myWorld platform gives the ability to view all asset data in the field and seamlessly consume data from other sources – such as inspections, surveys, and Streetview. This valuable, upfront information saves the crew a return trip. Beyond viewing, myWorld Capture allows field crews to make updates directly from the field, keeping maps up to date and improving efficiency.
Bad data costs companies on average $14m per year, according to Gartner.
myWorld Network Insight
myWorld Network Insight delivers an array of simple-to-use data analytics & visualization tools that enable anyone in your organization to rapidly investigate reliability issues on your network, to help determine the root cause of problems and optimize your maintenance programs.
myWorld Inspection & Survey
myWorld Inspection & Survey is a flexible software platform that enables operations teams to create, optimize and perform all required field inspections and surveys digitally. Its versatile architecture enables deployment in weeks at any utility or communications company.
myWorld Inspection & Survey transforms workers’ ability to collect inspection data by enabling them to capture information on any mobile device, eliminating paper-based processes. It delivers advanced regulatory reporting, and facilitates the optimal efficiency of company-wide inspection operations.
myWorld Capture manages the collection of construction as-built, red-lining, and data correction details from staff and contractors in the field, submission for QA review, and feed to core engineering systems like GIS. Technicians can easily record and submit changes in the field on their mobile device, and are notified when their changes have been processed. All interested parties can stay coordinated and keep track of status as updates move through the process.
Because it runs on the myWorld Platform, myWorld Capture has proven enterprise scale synch of data and application updates to keep field workers productive when off-line.
myWorld Enterprise Platform
myWorld enterprise location intelligence platform transforms the ability of infrastructure companies to manage their geographically dispersed assets by providing a real-time digital twin of physical operations that can be securely shared by thousands of field and office staff, connected seamlessly to other critical enterprise systems.
Now all departments and contractors can coordinate resources and activities to maximize productivity, quality and safety across Planning, Design, Construction, Operations, Sales and Customer Service.