Introducing Virtualplant’s latest add-on “VPlanner” for smoother and more efficient maintenance campaigns
In the ever-evolving landscape of industrial operations, optimising processes and improving efficiency are paramount. One crucial aspect of any operation is the scoping of work items, a task that traditionally requires physical mobilisation and intensive manual effort, often involving navigating through stored, dated, and inconsistent data.
In a study published in 2022*, “Data” has emerged as one of the top 5 challenges for maintenance managers, a fact that is not surprising yet quite frustrating. The volume of maintenance data we can now collect is vast, but data is simply the building blocks of information and knowledge – it needs to be converted to provide value.
To help you improve your data quality and the way your current work scoping is being done, we’re thrilled to introduce the Vplanner add-on in RemSense’s visual twin virtualplant. It empowers contractors and internal teams to create standardised and error-free work orders in just a few clicks, with minimal training.
Ultimately, by enforcing your maintenance standards using virtualplant as if you were there, you can accelerate the maturity of your maintenance strategies and campaigns. You’ll have better understanding of data driving your decisions, and your team can focus on getting the job done-instead of losing almost two full working days each week solving avoidable issues and searching for project information.*
* PlanGrid in partnership with management consulting firm FMI Corporation. 2018
Key Use Cases
Some of the most common and effective use cases for virtualplant Vplanner include:
- Collaborative Workflow Development: RemSense collaborates with client teams to create a comprehensive workflow tailored to their specific needs and internal targets.
- Assign roles and responsibilities: Each item can be assigned to a specific campaign, ensuring clear roles and responsibilities for efficient task management.
- Configuration for User Needs: The workflow is configured to meet the unique requirements of the users within the virtualplant environment. Users can identify and tag work items seamlessly.
- Characterising Work Items: A dialog guides users through the process of characterising work items by relevant variables such as severity, material, asset ID, and more.
- Exportable documents for Scoping Sheet: Users can generate scoping spreadsheets that summarise all work items efficiently, reducing busywork and providing a clear overview of the tasks at hand.
- Facility Scanning and Comparison: Subsequent facility scanning and comparison within virtualplant can be performed to validate the scope of work.
Benefits of the VPlanner Add-On
This newly introduced add-on offers a wide range of advantages that can revolutionise work scoping within industrial operations:
- Remote Scoping: Perhaps one of the most significant benefits is the ability to conduct remote scoping of work items. This eliminates the need for physical travel to site, reducing costs, risks and logistical complexities. Geographically separated teams can efficiently scope, review, and approve work items from anywhere in the world.
- Visual Context: The add-on provides valuable visual context for work items. Users can identify nearby infrastructure that may affect the scope of work, enabling more accurate planning and execution. Visual aids also facilitate thorough reviews. Visual aids also facilitate thorough reviews, ensuring that once work is complete, all necessary information is readily available for evaluation and future reference.
- Complete Coverage Assurance: Ensuring complete coverage during the scoping exercise is critical to avoiding costly oversights. With this add-on, users can visually confirm that all areas have been scoped, reducing the risk of missing critical details.
- Streamlined and Automated Maintenance Planning: The virtualplant maintenance planner option simplifies and automates scoping processes. Complex workflows can be embedded directly into the application, significantly reducing the potential for human error and uncertainty.
- Centralised Work Items: Say goodbye to the days of trawling through multiple systems of record to find work items. This add-on centralises all work items in one location, making it easier than ever to access and manage them efficiently.
In an era where efficiency and accuracy are paramount in industrial operations, the new virtualplant add-on for maintenance planning stands as a game-changing solution. It enables remote scoping, provides visual context, ensures complete coverage, simplifies workflows, and centralises work items-all contributing to smoother and more efficient operations. As industries continue to embrace technology-driven solutions to enhance operations and safety, this add-on represents a significant step forward. Visual twins such as virtualplant can facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing among maintenance teams, contractors, and stakeholders by providing a common platform and a digital thread.
How to Get Started
Book a demo with us to learn more about what virtualplant can do for your maintenance strategy.
Virtualplant is a high-resolution, visual twin of asset-intensive industries that can link to existing enterprise management systems as well as corporate and operational technology platforms. Providing visual ways of working in one common platform, being accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device-virtualplant simplifies collaboration across teams, contractors, and partners.