Romax recently announced that their new mobile service and inspection software, Field Pro, has reached a key milestone of use on over 500 wind turbines. Launched in May 2016, this milestone represents a fast up-take by technicians and engineers in the industry.
Field Pro allows the planning of daily work on a web portal, with technicians performing the field services and data submittal on a mobile app. Photos, inspection comments, maintenance measurements, and job durations are specifically tracked for future analysis.
This streamlined work flow provides several hours of time savings per day, per employee for field work, including end of warranty, commissioning inspections, and routine maintenance.
The 555 wind turbines inspected to date represent a wide range of turbine platforms, including the top five OEMs. Usage has spread globally, with roll out to users in North America, Europe, Asia, and Central America.
“Our technicians used Field Pro for the end of warranty walkdown inspections. It was really easy to use, saved us a lot of time and we were very pleased with the quality of reports.” Brynjar Forsaa: Operations Manager at Nygardsfjellet Wind Farm.
Romax is working with customers to implement new functionality that better streamlines their business functions, including aspects of health and safety, and machine learning that drives decision making and integration with other platforms.
“We can already see the value of having every inspection point from a large project tracked,” said Ashley Crowther, InSight Global VP. “In a recent case, the data was analyzed statistically and each photo of a particular component could be instantly compared across 100 turbines, and from this basis a serial issue claim is more easily built for end of warranty.”
He added: “I can’t see any point in large inspection projects being conducted by pen and paper ever again. To wade through 100’s of reports to construct this claim would take days…or not even be obvious enough to happen.”
Won Shin, product manager, “The benefits in time savings and reporting quality are very clear for our customers. For example, for End of Warranty Inspection project, EDF RS told us six hours was saved per turbine and a total saving for a single project was 60,000 USD, let alone the additional benefit of all issues organized in software for search, tracking and visualization.”
Read more about the Field ProT product and request demo here
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