products are focused towards servicing the needs of the Process Sector in improving reliability and managing safety.
With eLogbook, customers gain access to a powerful suite of software solutions that help operators and contractors meet reliability and safety goals, in delivering risk assessment, critical equipment monitoring, root cause analysis, register management, electronic logbook, integrated handover support and more, all of which can be tailored to meet the specific working practises.
Our clients recognise that the use of our eLogbook software has delivered significant efficiencies and improvements to their operations.
Organisations using a paper based system, or those using a system based around a legacy platform, will benefit from the eLogbook solution which provides for quick
and simple recording of events of any category, rapidly identifying the affected equipment, responsible department(s), priority and handover links.
Core features of our solution include:
With globally ageing assets which are being asked to work harder and longer, Reliability Engineering is a crucial area of growth for operators.
Having rapid and simple access to operational data showing what issues have affected equipment, when and how is at the core of the reliability workload.
With the embedded RCA module, bringing that information all together in one place is simple.
Core features of our solution include:
Action and task management is a fundamental component of web based upstream information management. Naturally an event or an upset in normal operations will generate specific activity which needs to be recorded and used as a valuable resource or knowledge base. eLogbook supports the detailed recording of an action which may comprise of a number of individual tasks and may be assigned to a specific user and/or a department as a whole. Detailed notes are typically added as part of the logging process and pertinent actions and corresponding tasks are created that consist of a set of instructions which once carried out provide evidence of completion and a gauge of success. The areas targeted for such tasks are auditing of SDOs, the assurance of controls on ORA and SDOs, monitoring of leaks, etc.
The adoption of rigorous and streamlined ORA practises is a key point of focus for process operators,
and especially so at the present time with increased pressure on efficiency of operational cost and safety.
Operating these processes can, as we all know, become time consuming and, often, the quality and completeness of these activities are compromised.
eLogbook has developed a simple to use yet comprehensive ORA software tool which, as our clients have found, makes it easier than ever before to make ORA work fully in your team. To increase the benefit for your organisation, we provide a complete customisation capability in recognition that not all organisations work the same way. We can integrate with existing ERP systems to make use of things such as asset data, meaning no more duplication of effort.
Core features of our solution include:
The effective operation of Critical Equipment is key to the safe operation of an Upstream platform and plays a crucial part in
fulfilling the compliance with the Safety Case against which production operates.
eLogbook has developed a number of software tools in conjunction with Operators which can support significant improvement in how these areas are addressed. The key elements of this are our “Critical Equipment Interdependencies” (CEI) and “Critical Equipment Status” (CES) systems.
CRITICAL EQUIPMENT INTERDEPENCENCIES
CEI is a highly intuitive and diagramming/equipment viewing tool, built to sit on top of our long standing Critical Equipment database technology. It allows admin users to create visual and interactive diagrams and have them deployed to all users within minutes and without detailed IT system knowledge. Each diagram can contain any number of elements chosen from equipment, modules or links to other diagrams, a feature designed to be used to allow the most flexible choice in how diagrams are built and deployed.
Designing a diagram is a simple and quick process. Existing diagrams can be cloned or you can, of course, start from a blank canvas. The three element types (equipment, modules or other diagrams) are displayed on a menu from and, once elements are added, interdependency links can be added in seconds using a highly automated connection tool.
Each equipment element shows a number of key health and status indicators, pulled directly from our Critical Equipment Database and each of these can be accessed in a single click, including current overall status, element history and outstanding notes and activity by discipline or function.
CRITICAL EQUIPMENT STATUS
CES is an advanced status reporting tool which provides for a view of critical equipment filtered, if required, by any equipment properties.
Our Critical Equipment Database holds a fully auditable history of status and associated conditions of (equipment) across all operating platforms.
Efficient handovers, be they shift or trip based, are critical to operational efficiency and safety hence eLogbook has built in handovers into the core of our system.
The data within each of our modules is available to be reported in electronic shift handover reports, and in a format which can be tailored simply to fit every department.
Handovers can be used in two modes; snapshot or real time. A snapshot view shows activities and issues flagged for handover in real time and closing the source activity/issue will remove it from the live handover view. Additionally, a snapshot of a handover at a point in time can be created and logged in the system as a formatted PDF. This is useful for historical and auditing purposes and, where local practise requires, these can be printed for distribution and capturing of signatures for offgoing/ongoing acceptance processes.
The accurate management of locked valves and their status is critical to the overall safe operation of a platform. Our experience tells us that different operators, and sometimes-different platforms run by the same operators, tend to implement this in a variety of ways. Our highly configurable tools allow operators to manage in the way that best suits local policy.
In similar fashion to the Locked Valve management system, we provide a number of different configuration options to implement more generic register management. Much of this can be configured by local systems administrators, and it gives a variety of methods to assist in management of registers of many different types. This module has replaced many inefficient paper/Excel based solutions.
Like action, task and event management tools eLogbook, the Upsets to production module allows the user to map out the mechanics of the upset. This will include vital information such as; timing, description, personnel, status, shutdown type and equipment involved (using the asset finder). However there is an additional level of functionality here where the production lost is logged and calculated. Upsets to production can also be linked to a root cause analysis investigation.
Event management represents one of the primary elements of web based upstream information management. The event management module gives the user the ability to gather all the relevant information at the point an event takes place, as well as being able to categorise the event via type or sub-type; the 6 level asset location tool and the commonly used tag list can assist in documenting the necessary information. To further clarify the context of an event relevant documentation can be added. To assist in a coordinated reaction to an event the details of the event are automatically added to a diary and are manually selected to be added to shift and trip handovers. Events can also be linked to a root cause analysis investigation.
Our users gather and store large amounts of data relating to status and risk condition of platforms. So much, in fact, that we developed an aggregated dashboard view to allow more rapid decision making to take place without having to analyse lots of data to get an overall risk condition view. This information is real time, and factors in many sources of risk in one place.
Most joints between two pipes, a connection to a vessel or valve, is typically made with a flange and 4 or more bolts used to provide sufficient tension to seal the joint when in service. As this joint is broken and remade over its lifetime, an audit trail of what has taken place is vital to playing a role in assuring process safety for the operator. The process of breaking these joints during maintenance or engineering activities is typically controlled using a “flange break register” in accordance with the relevant operator standards. These registers hold basic details about the joint and when it passed through various key stages in its lifecycle from being broken to being re-made and tested prior to re-entering service. These joints are identified in the field using a plastic tag made up of multiple parts that can be detached and returned to the person responsible for updating the register.
Temporary equipment when used offshore has the potential to introduce new hazards or adversely affect existing safety arrangements and as such needs to be measured and monitored closely. In most cases temporary equipment is defined as any equipment that is not used for more than 12 months, otherwise that equipment would be considered permanent and must be treat accordingly. The HSE’s own guidance to their inspectors (SPC/TECH/OSD/25) states that “Temporary equipment used on offshore installations can present new hazards to the installation for the duration of its installation, use and removal. Potential hazards need to be identified and assessed. Temporarily revised management and control arrangements for safe operation and maintenance may need to be in place”. To ensure that all offshore installations adhere to the rules around managing temporary equipment, existing procedures can be supported to allow this register to retain records as may be required to demonstrate compliance with legislation, to the regulator, independent verification body and/or internal compliance procedures.
The Asbestos Register is used to manage the lifecycle of all asbestos items to enusre that a full audit trail of all changes to the respective items are captured and reportable.
The Asbestos Register provides for inputs and outputs related to the item history, status summary, monitoring plans, outstanding and incomplete data to be recorded and distributed as appropriate.
To ensure compliance with auditor processes, the Asbestos Register stores risk assessment data and outcomes for each item together with key KPIs and information related to risk counts and OATs compliance.