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PinnacleART and Metegrity partner to improve nat gas integrity

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PinnacleART, a global leader in designing, implementing, and maintaining asset integrity programmes, and Metegrity, an asset integrity software company, are strategically partnering to improve the mechanical integrity (MI) programme of a natural gas service provider’s operations in the southwest region of the US.

PinnacleART and Metegrity partner to improve nat gas integrity

The client’s MI programme has been experiencing integrity-related issues and was recently flagged by OSHA for non-compliance. PinnacleART will be using Metegrity’s Inspection Data Management System (IDMS), Visions®, to effectively develop, track, and manage the facility’s programe.

“PinnacleART’s expertise in MI implementations and programmes, combined with Metegrity’s Visions software, will help our client make a major step change to their MI program,” said Nathanael Ince, VP, Client Solutions at PinnacleART. “PinnacleART has previously worked with Metegrity on corporate MI and RBI implementations, and we are confident that this joint effort will deliver a mature MI program, resulting in a much more compliant, profitable, and low risk facility.”

In February of 2018, PinnacleART performed a multi-day assessment of the client’s MI programme and delivered an assessment report outlining programme gaps. Within this report, PinnacleART identified the steps the facility needed to take to achieve MI compliance and mature their current practices and systems. One of the recommendations included getting an Inspection Data Management System (IDMS) in place, and PinnacleART provided recommendations for several IDMS software options. The client selected Metegrity’s Visions IDMS based on the software’s user-friendly interface, ease of navigation, and focus on MI compliance. Additionally, the client found that Metegrity’s Visions software was the ideal fit for tracking asset mechanical and inspection data; flagging and managing asset nonconformance; and planning future inspection activities.

“The client was looking for a cost effective, yet robust system to help them transition into a more proactive maintenance, operational, and asset integrity model. They needed a configurable system to meet asset performance goals and exceed regulatory reporting requirements,” said Keith Davidson, Business Development USA, Metegrity Inc. “The system had to be easy to use with analytics, trending, notifications and flexible scheduling – as their assets are spread all over West Texas. Metegrity Visions was the answer, Visions was their choice.” 

PinnacleART is currently working on the pilot MI implementation for one of the client’s gas processing facilities. PinnacleART will implement the Visions database and deliver an implemented MI programme by June 2019. PinnacleART will then scale to support the rest of the client’s fleet of assets over a two year period.

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