A plant inspection software is a digital tool used by plant inspectors when performing safety checks and risk assessments in fixed industrial facilities such as power plants, chemical plants, and factories.
The purpose of a plant inspection is to identify risk hazards that may result in worker injury and/or fatality, as well as prevent unexpected downtimes that may result in the interruption of operations.
With iAuditor by SafetyCulture as your plant inspection software, you can make safety inspections more efficient while automating reporting, and documentation. Perform different plant inspections with the help of a highly-customizable mobile platform, and get a comprehensive look at your plant’s performance so you can make necessary adjustments to improve safety and quality.
You can use the iAuditor Plant Inspection Software even if you are offline, and your inspection data will automatically be saved to your iAuditor database via unlimited cloud storage once you connect to the internet. Automatically generate comprehensive reports upon completing your inspection and share with the right people for efficient data-sharing. iAuditor streamlines your plant safety process, helping plant inspectors get more done in less time.
You can download a variety of ready-to-use plant inspection templates shared by plant inspection experts on the iAuditor public library for free, convert your paper forms into our digital format with smartscan, or you can create your own plant inspection template from scratch with our drag-and-drop template builder. With the iAuditor Plant Inspection Software’s versatility, you can perform virtually any type of plant inspection any way you want it.
The iAuditor Plant Inspection Software lets safety officers schedule and assign inspections and other tasks to personnel directly from the app. The web dashboard is designed to give you a holistic view of your operation so you can make informed decisions. The web dashboard includes easy task monitoring, giving you access to information such as overdue inspections and assignments so you can follow-up, as well as advanced analytics that help provide useful insights such as common failed items, trends, and patterns to help drive your safety mission forward.
A plant inspector’s job involves a variety of safety checks to ensure that equipment, tools, and facilities used in industrial plants comply with safety standards. A successful plant safety initiative requires effective inspection templates, an efficient reporting and documentation process, and a sustainable system.
Below are some common tasks for plant inspectors, and how the iAuditor Plant Inspection Software can help in their accomplishment:
Asset integrity management involves safety inspections, maintenance tasks, and other activities designed to ensure that an asset retains its ability to function as designed and intended, while being safe enough to operate. Assets, in this context, range from buildings and facilities, to equipment and tools.
The iAuditor Plant Inspection Software lets plant inspectors customize templates to fit their inspection needs, ensuring that only relevant information is captured in order to maintain good asset condition. Additionally, plant inspectors can assign actions to repair and maintenance personnel directly from the app whenever damage and severe wear is identified, ensuring that asset issues are resolved before they cause total breakdown.
Tank inspections are performed in order to identify tank damage, wear, and other anomalies that may contribute to safety hazards. Container tanks in industrial plants often contain hazardous substances, and it is important to keep them in good condition to avoid leakage and spills. Some common items to check during tank inspections are toxic substance residue, pipework condition, and tank rust and cracking.
With the iAuditor Plant Inspection Software, plant inspectors can take pictures of identified tank hazards during tank inspections and annotate them mid-inspection. The photos can be included in the final inspection report for evidence and documentation.
A pressure vessel is a container designed to hold liquids and other substances at a different pressure compared to ambient pressure. Plant inspectors need to perform external inspections to ensure that insulation and corrosion resistant coatings are in good condition, no gas, vapor, or liquid substances are leaking, and vessels are free of cracks, deformation, and defects.
Plant inspectors can take advantage of iAuditor’s ready-to-use pressure vessel inspection templates to perform comprehensive external and internal inspections, as well as assessments of safety devices and piping systems to ensure that all aspects and areas have been covered and verified for safe operation.
Pipeline inspections are conducted by plant inspectors and pipeline engineers to ensure the integrity of piping systems and avoid safety hazards such as leaks, pressure surges, and corrosion. Pipeline inspections cover pipe insulation and coating, measures against pipe corrosion due to atmospheric exposure, and other remedial measures including safety monitoring.
By using the iAuditor Plant Inspection Software for pipeline inspections, pipeline engineers can immediately assign corrective actions to repair and maintenance personnel as soon as hazards are identified. Each assigned action has a built-in chat so teams can easily collaborate to resolve issues ASAP. Pipeline engineers and plant inspectors can include corresponding photos, notes, due dates, and priority levels to help repair and maintenance personnel triage issues and resolve them efficiently.
A Fitness for Service Inspection (FFS) is the assessment of an asset’s working condition to determine if it is reliable enough for continued operation without jeopardizing safety and quality standards set by the RAGAGEP (Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices)
Using the advanced analytics feature of the iAuditor Plant Inspection Software, plant inspectors can take advantage of the web dashboard in order to identify the best, and worst performing assets across the organization. Plant inspectors can then zoom in using data search filters to review data from individual inspections in order to gain useful insights such as the best practices for optimal asset operation and apply it across the entire operation to improve safety and performance.
Plant inspections help industrial plants comply with organizational and industrial safety standards. Aside from keeping workers safe, a good plant inspection process also increases operational efficiency by ensuring that assets and resources are in good working condition. Improve your safety and quality standards by downloading the iAuditor Plant Inspection Software for free
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