Industry 4.0 is built upon data
Manufacturing is a fast-evolving industry, which is quick to adopt new technologies and working practices to maintain profitability and increase efficiencies.
This evolution highlights the importance of data to the success of a business more than ever before. The inter-connected nature of manufacturing requires seamless integration of data and processes to ensure optimum business performance.
From managing its own supply chain, or being part of a supply chain for a larger project, or connecting every stage of the production process, an effective use of data is paramount.
However, manufacturing plants can often develop silos of information. The implementation of a Master Data Model, which all divisions of the manufacturing process can feed into an access, will bring multiple benefits.
It supports the increasing regulatory requirements for documents and data, but offers the practical benefits of reducing downtime and making operations leaner.
Maintenance & Inspection
Automation & Smart Factories
Collection & Mobility
Intelligent use of data for Automation
TotalEnergies E&P UK –
TotalEnergies E&P UK who have a history of innovation and pioneering new technologies to support its business goals, developed a collaborative project that utilises robotics and mobility solutions to support a more efficient and safer way of working on their sites. However, as with all automated solutions base engineering information is key to success.
“TotalEnergies E&P UK believes that robots have a huge amount to offer the Energy industry. We are pioneering their use on oil and gas sites and this collaboration is helping us to make significant progress. Robotic offer immediate advantages such as increased safety and efficiency. In the long-term, they offer us new ways of working and are limited only by our imagination.”
“The collaboration with Phusion has expanded further than we initially hoped and has proven fit for purpose with the mobility team due for the forward thinking planning when implementing the solution.”
Kris Kydd, Head of Robotics, Total E&P UK Limited
“Chevron engaged Phusion in 2009 for Engineering Content Management Services on the Gorgon Project.
In partnership with the project’s EPCs and equipment suppliers, Phusion supported the collection and management of supplier data and documents.
Phusion provisioned a SaaS environment and provided technical and professional services to process and prepare data for Asset and Maintenance Management Systems.”
Ken Tran, Project Manager, Chevron
“Phusion performed well with the Data Management Contract for the INPEX, Ichthys Project.
This was a large and complex contract for data management, spanning five EPC contracts, across five countries. Phusion were responsive and worked with INPEX on the changing requirements of the contract due to EPC, Budget and Scope challenges.”
Adrian Barker, Maintenance Systems Manager, Inpex
“We found the Phusion Software web interface well thought-out and user-friendly, requiring minimal training to get used to the tool.
The possibility to import data directly from text files through mass upload allowed us to apply an efficient workflow, leveraging from our own equipment databases and minimizing manual data input.
The metrics features directly available in the tool were also great to monitor and report progress.
A key success factor was the excellent collaboration with the Phusion team, always available to provide guidance and support.”
Fabien Cochet, GE Project Director, Ichthys Project
“Good engineering information will contribute to increased production. Since more accurate data is available, we are able to optimise our maintenance programme to a higher level of detail. We can therefore optimise our downtime and spares holding to a larger extent than before.”
Howard Chipperfield, IM Team Leader, BP