Arnlea Systems Ltd, global leader in industrial mobile software for tracking, inspection and maintenance for the oil & gas industry, is now working with a number of global onshore plants that have deployed IntrinsixEX, demonstrating the cloud-based software’s flexibility for onshore and plant inspection and asset management, as well as its traditional offshore base.
Arnlea built its reputation in offshore assets in the oil & gas industry specifically the North Sea – the majority of assets there utilise Intrinsix. Clients deploying Intrinsix are experiencing multi-million-pound savings and payback of the system well within a year, whilst improving operational excellence, compliance, asset integrity, and reducing their OPEX.
IntrinsixEX plays a central role with ATEX industry regulations and IEC 60079 standards compliance, as part of the management of hazardous area equipment. It deploys on handheld technology to provide visibility, accuracy and control of assets, helping to improve efficiency and reliability and, ultimately, extend the asset’s life. Integrating with SAP and IBM Maximo, improving management reporting and overall operational efficiencies, IntrinsixEX also improves inspectors’ efficiency by an average of 150%, boosting productivity, and creating a greater sense of ownership during a campaign. It can also help to manage headcount and improve safety; and being cloud-based provides a number of strategic advantages for its clients, which has had greater resonance with clients since the Covid-19 pandemic.
The software’s Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) strategy can reduce inspection campaigns by up to 50%, freeing teams to focus on other areas of responsibility, giving inspectors a full picture of RBI alarms and thresholds for individual tags, areas and work orders, automatically improving their recognition and efficiency.
Commenting on the appeal of Intrinsix beyond its original markets, Allan Merritt, Arnlea’s MD said, “Our offshore track record enabled us to win new contracts with two major onshore plants with different operators, one in Europe, one in the Middle East; onshore is a target market for Arnlea and key for 2021-23. These onshore plants have also opened new markets; one is a refinery, the other is for LNG. Pioneering into new markets and new opportunities, though challenging during the Covid-19 pandemic, has not been impossible and we believe we have a good foothold in three new markets, to continue our growth during the rest of 2020 and into 2021.”
IntrinsixEX uses auto-ID mobile technology to increase compliance and decrease costs in Ex inspections and maintenance activities and is compliant with IEC 60079 standards and ATEX directives. IntrinsixEX materially improves operations across a host of different profit centres, include Finance, Deployment, Data & Reporting, User and HSEQ levels, and will continue to bring together a host of cost and productivity efficiencies to benefit overall inspection operations.
Arnlea is a tried and trusted partner for a number of global oil & gas clients, with more than 25 years’ expertise in supply chain management and operational management activities, providing software solutions to the oil & gas industry.