Streamlining Inspections and Maintenance in Hazardous Area Operations

Arnlea’s IntrinsixEX + aegex10 Intrinsically Safe Solutions

The Challenge

Efficient inspections and maintenance activities are a challenge in hazardous area operations, where electronic devices that potentially could ignite combustible environments are prohibited. In industries with hazardous locations, such as oil and gas, technicians must record inspection data or log repair work details by hand with pen and paper in lieu of mobile devices. This work can become time-consuming and costly, especially if facilities must be shut down for computer-based inspections and maintenance to take place. The work of oil and gas inspectors and maintenance professionals could be greatly streamlined if they could capture inspection and asset data digitally and upload it directly to the cloud or back-office systems.

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The Solution

Mobile devices that are certified to operate in hazardous areas can run cloud-based data-capture and asset management applications that save time and money. Utilizing Arnlea’s IntrinsixEX on aegex10™ Intrinsically Safe Tablets helps streamline inspections and maintenance operations to increase uptime in oil and gas and other hazardous area operations. IntrinsixEX IntrinsixEX is an industrial mobile software application that optimizes data capture for greater efficiency in the inspection and maintenance of hazardous area equipment. Incorporating mobile auto-ID technology such as RFID tags, plus strategies including risk-based inspection (RBI) analysis, IntrinsixEX makes hazardous area inspections mobile and “intelligent,” thereby improving efficiency, reliability and asset life.

The Results

Completing hazardous area equipment inspections with IntrinsixEX on aegex10™ Intrinsically Safe Tablets enables: The combined solution results in:

  • Cloud-connecting inspectors’ or maintenance personnel’s activities for traceable, real-time reporting
  • Completing digital inspection forms and checklists
  • Capturing photo and video data about assets
  • Consulting digital manuals or other information
  • Communicating with offsite experts and team members
  • Ordering replacement parts or service
  • Inventorying assets
  • Accessing equipment design information, maintenance records and process safety management information
  • Performing asset integrity data analysis onsite
  • Recording data to cloud-based back office systems
  • Syncing work order notifications with ERP
  • Time-stamping records and activities for compliance and continuity
  • Visualizing risk-based inspection (RBI) alerts and thresholds for RFID tags, areas and work orders
  • Maintaining a central database location for multiple users to edit simultaneously
  • Improving accuracy of data via real-time digital capture versus pen and paper

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Want More Info?

About Aegex: Aegex is a technology engineering and design company that provides intrinsically safe Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and mobile solutions for hazardous industries. Our globally certified intrinsically safe Windows 10 tablet, sensors and partner monitoring systems, form an IoT platform that manages big data to improve efficiency, safety and productivity in hazardous industrial environments in oil & gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, utilities, public safety, defense and other industries with potentially explosive atmospheres.

Partner Info

Focused exclusively in Oil and Gas, Arnlea develops Intrinsix for Inspections & Maintenance, Materials Management and Ex Inspections & Maintenance in Hazardous Areas.

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