Our client had a vision of an environment in which the plant operations and maintenance teams could access any piece of engineering data, wherever they were, regardless of the source of the data. This vision was successfully realized but it soon became apparent that the data was not reliable. The data was riddled with missing fields and there were discrepancies between the different data sources. These issues meant that incorrect parts were being procured for maintenance. There was no certainty about what was actually in the field.
We worked with the client to establish a consistent class library and imported all of the client’s source data into a single engineering data warehouse. Reports were created which compared the data with the class library and highlighted the gaps and discrepancies.