If you work in the oil and gas industry, you’ll know how massive the environmental and economic effects of a leak free system can be. However, a typical refinery or chemical plant will emit 600-700 tones of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from leaking equipment, such as valves, connectors, pumps, and compressors per year.
Joint Integrity Software (also known as Flange Management Software) allows you to capture data, analyse, and report all activities related to the inspection, maintenance, and testing of equipment prone to leaks.
In this article, we explore the four major benefits of Joint Integrity Software and how our Flange Tag products can be used in combination for maximum joint visibility.
1. Joint Integrity Software gives you real-time updates
Many Joint Integrity software solutions provide a seamless, collaborative, and cloud-based solution. It allows for the full use of mobile, handheld devices across site. This means data can be collected on site and instantly fed back to the central control room. The status of thousands of joints can then be monitored simultaneously providing an accurate overview of the job’s progress.
On popular way handheld devices are integrated to a central software is through using QR codes. These allow data to be recorded quickly through the use of a camera/ scanner on the device.
2. Joint Integrity Software provides a high level of quality control
Using a good Joint Integrity Management system gives you a high level of control over the success of the project. One reason for this is due to the real-time reports coming from works being carried out on site.
It also improves quality control as it reduces the risk of human error. Reading or inputting data is a easy mistake to make, yet it can have huge implications when we’re talking about flanged joints on pipework carrying hazardous fluids. With the likes of QR codes, all data is consistent throughout the whole process and human input is minimised reducing that risk.