GE Digital announced the general availability of enhanced Compliance Management features in its Asset Performance Management (APM) Integrity software for the oil and gas, chemical and power industries. Developed in collaboration with one of the largest U.S. petroleum refiners, Compliance Management is an enhancement of GE Digital’s inspection data management capabilities, an integrated component of the APM Integrity solution.
Inspection planning and auditability continue to be a challenge for the industry. Although planning inspections for thousands of pieces of process equipment is highly complex, mechanical integrity inspections and non-destructive testing are typically planned and tracked manually. To address the risk of missed inspections on regulated equipment, Compliance Management highlights where an organization may have deficiencies and then helps to streamline and automate the inspection planning process. This also can help to speed time to value for new organizations implementing the solution.
Leveraging GE Digital’s integration capabilities to Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems, APM Integrity’s Compliance Management uses data from an EAM to automatically generate an inspection plan based on the regulatory code that applies to the equipment. This helps to streamline the inspection planning process, allowing planners to take more of a review-and-approve role versus a manual, planning-and-scheduling process. If a regulated piece of equipment does not have an inspection plan in place, users are automatically notified, which provides an added layer of protection that helps to ensure inspections are not missed, which could result in a fine from regulators in the event of an audit.
Compliance Management is now generally available on premises or in the cloud as part of APM Integrity, part of the broader GE Digital Predix APM suite.