ORDITAL provides post processing services to further enhance the accuracy of data that is delivered to our clients.

USING PATTERNS TO IMPROVE RAW DATA

There are significant savings that organizations can make by purchasing multiple units of an equipment item. One large purchase order is easier than lots of smaller purchase orders, and lots of units of the same equipment item are cheaper to hold spares for and maintain than a wide range of similar equipment items. Because of this commercial reality, organizations tend to have multiple units of the same equipment item.

When we get data raw data extracted we are only going to get what a human can see on the image. Name plates might be damaged, photos might be blurry, and there might be different opinions as to the correct interpretation of a values. In the following 3 examples we are showing the results where we have had multiple judgements with identical results for each of the 3 photos shown below.

  • MAKE - any of the following could be correct and at the end of the day it comes down to how the operator is cataloguing that make.
    • ANDERSON GREENWOOD
    • ANDERSON GREENWOOD INSTRUMENTATION
    • ANDERSON GREENWOOD INSTRUMENTATION PRODUCTS
  • MODEL - it is easy for humans to misinterpret characters when the name plate might be corroded or the image is not clear.
    • An O might be entered as a 0
    • A Q might be entered as a O
    • An S might be entered as an 8

In the table below we show some actual results of data that has been generated from the photos below.

MAKE MODEL
ANDERSON GREENWOOD F63VSS-061K-047B-316T-SG-MP04-BVL(P)-PV
ANDERSON GREENWOOD INSTRUMENTATION F63VSS-061K-047B-316T-SG-MP04-BVL(P)-PV
ANDERSON GREENWOOD F63VS8-061K-047B-316T-SG-MP04-BVL(P)-PV

This client has a lot of other ANDERSON GREENWOOD products, and although it actually a a BRAND of PENTAIR they catalogue it as ANDERSON GREENWOOD, so we update the MAKE accordingly. Additionally, we are able to see that on the third record people have mistaken the first part of the MODEL number as F63VS8 rather than F63VSS where it appears on every other record.

ORDITAL's post processing of the data identifies these issues and further enhances accuracy of the data.

MAKE MODEL
ANDERSON GREENWOOD F63VSS-061K-047B-316T-SG-MP04-BVL(P)-PV
ANDERSON GREENWOOD F63VSS-061K-047B-316T-SG-MP04-BVL(P)-PV
ANDERSON GREENWOOD F63VSS-061K-047B-316T-SG-MP04-BVL(P)-PV

STRUCTURING ASSETS & COMPONENTS

A common issue that is encountered in post processing involves multiple name plates being assigned to a single asset. It is very common for multiple components to make up a single asset, however the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system only allows a single MAKE / MODEL /SERIAL number for each asset. The standards adopted by the organization will dictate which MAKE / MODEL / SERIAL NUMBER should be assigned to the asset.

If we look at a common example for a pump - we see two name plates for the same asset that have very different information. The Pump Unit from Southern Cross - again a BRAND of PENTAIR - and the Electric Motor from TECO. According to a widely used standard in the Oil & Gas industry - ISO14224 - we could have a number of components that make up a pump:

  • PUMP
    • PUMP UNIT
    • POWER TRANSMISSION
    • CONTROL & MONITORING SYSTEM
      • Power going in
      • Remote instrumentation sending and receiving signals
    • LUBRICATION SYSTEM
      • Coolant going in and out of the lubrication system
  • MOTOR (DRIVER)
    • Fuel or Electric Power to run the motor
  • STARTING SYSTEM
    • For the MOTOR (DRIVER)

Within each of these components there will be a range of maintainable items - for example on the PUMP UNIT we have an IMPELLER, SHAFT, CASING, VALVES, etc. and any of these components that are externally exposed might have a name plate or label that could be photographed.

When you are photographing assets with the ORDITAL mobile app the user can identify that the photograph relates to a component of the current asset and this hierarchy below the asset will be created automatically. You can send the MAKE / MODEL / SERIAL number for the main asset (ie. PUMP UNIT) back to the EAM, but when you link back to ORDITAL from the EAM you can see all components below the main asset and all the original photographs for each component so you have a complete record of all the components that make up your asset regardless of corporate asset structure standards.

In the example below the user has not identified that the electric motor is a component of the pump, so in post processing ORDITAL will identify this an create a component under the main asset and move photos for that component to the new component. An example of how this hierarchy would might look is shown in the graphic below.

MAKE MODEL SERIAL NUMBER
SOUTHERN CROSS 100X65-200 30K2000A02
TECO AEZK-WT D126206-1

CONNECTING MANUFACTURERS & Assets

The information on a name plate tells us very accurately the information that was current at the time the equipment left the factory. But the factory itself doesn't stand still. It may be acquired, acquire other companies, or cease trading altogether. ORDITAL has a comprehensive manufacturer database that is synchronized with the global Dun & Bradstreet database on a continuous basis so that you can stay on top of changes in your manufacturers and understand which assets in your portfolio are impacted by these changes.

The final step in ORDITAL's post processing service is to connect assets with manufacturers & brands so that the information gathered from name plates can be updated for the situation found today.