Axess Digital is proud to announce the release of eDROPS, a Bridge application that can help increase efficiency in planning, execution, reporting and follow-up of Dropped Objects Prevention Schemes (DROPS) for crew, rig owners and service vendors for installations worldwide.

eDROPS, developed in cooperation with our customers, eliminates the use of conventional methods like paper-based inspection manuals, checklists and reporting. The DROPS management software provides instant access to vital dropped objects-related information to key stakeholders globally, giving them full control over their inspection and reporting processes.

Managing fleet-wide DROPS programmes involve handling a large number of periodic inspections, findings and rectifications of findings. eDROPS can be integrated with most maintenance management systems, giving our clients major efficiency gains in handling inspections and corrective actions.

In the new application, third-party DROPS surveys and periodic DROPS inspections on rigs are merged into one system. This allows asset owners instant access to the present status of their asset and the history of all jobs – a practical feature that helps them make informed decisions.

Designed with an intuitive graphical user interface, eDROPS provides guided checklists for all inspection objects in a specific area with the ability to register findings and take pictures. To speed up inspections, users can perform the inspection work onsite with a handheld device (e.g. EX-tablet).

Øyvind Høgset, Axess Digital’s Product Manager - Dropped Object Prevention, said: “eDROPS will significantly reduce the time spent for inspection companies and our clients in managing inspections and data. This software will enable smarter inspections, focus more on preventing dynamic dropped objects and contribute to improving the safety culture and work consistency.”

For further information about eDROPS, contact our Global Sales Management team at [email protected].

About Axess Digital
Axess Digital is a fully owned subsidiary of Axess Group. At Axess Digital, we understand that precision is an integral element in ensuring workplace safety and operational success in the oil, energy, marine, and infrastructure industries worldwide. We have made it our mission to bring the future of software solutions to you for improved accuracy and efficiency across all assets and processes. We believe that convenience drives consistency.

Our team consists of inspection specialists and software developers, combining hands-on experience in the offshore industry and working processes with technical domain knowledge, dedicated to developing industry-leading digital solutions.

At Axess Group, we embrace digitalisation by constantly improving our own tools and methodologies to provide our customers with better productivity, improved safety and huge savings. In 2021, we established Axess Digital, dedicated to developing industry-leading digital solutions.

Bridge, an inspection software that helps to optimise inspection and reporting processes, has been helping our customers in managing their assets in the most efficient way. It provides a centralised system for inspectors and clients alike to share and view inspection reports and compliance status of assets. Comprising of several modules which complement Axess’ services, it may be integrated into the customers’ existing maintenance systems for better asset management.

Bridge does more than just automating the inspection routine. The integration of this digital tool to our clients’ processes also remarkably aids in the reduction of carbon footprint. Read on to learn the three ways our climate and customers benefit from Bridge.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Effective preventive maintenance

Maintenance activities over a global fleet-wide scale consequently represent a main source of pollution and energy consumption. Anti-corrosion and cleaning procedures, well workover operations, equipment replacement and ballast water discharges are just some of the activities that release toxic chemicals to the sea. This poses great risk to human health, marine environment and climate.

Successful preventive maintenance plans rely on a detailed record of historical data that shows trends and allow users to forecast future plans. Bridge can capture and mine data from the inspection modules and provide clients’ with a dashboard that contains key information for each asset and allows transparency for onshore management. Harnessing the power of data gives them total control of their inspection, compliance and maintenance processes, while taking into account the climate impacts of their activities.

Key benefits of preventive maintenance strategy:

Reduces the need for travel

The transportation of personnel onshore to offshore is one of the contributors of greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas industry. Civil aviation accounts for about 2% of the 36 billion tonnes man-made carbon emissions. In 2017 alone, the aviation industry emitted around 859 million tonnes of CO2.

With Bridge, clients are able to conduct more inspections on their own, removing the need to deploy personnel offshore. In turn, this reduces carbon emissions. Even if mobilisations are required, we deploy a small and multi-skilled team instead of deploying multiple personnel at various times to perform the same tasks.

Reducing energy consumption with cloud-based servers

Internet usage based on cloud computing is becoming a huge contributor to the reduction of carbon emissions. Storing data in cloud is more energy efficient compared to traditional data centres.

With cloud, the resources that keep data centres up and running efficiently – servers, power, cooling system and other infrastructures – are less needed, which translates to reduced energy consumption and huge carbon savings. In addition, large-scale cloud providers use 28% less carbon-intense power mix than average corporate data centres.

As Bridge operates on a cloud-based server, it enables our inspectors to transfer data to a virtual server for storage and processing, from different locations and from different devices. The combination of cloud infrastructure and automated inspection software allows for fast workload delivery, which maximises energy and achieves resource efficiency.

In a nutshell

Bridge is a practical solution that greatly improves work efficiency and simultaneously abates carbon emissions. With the ability to streamline the inspection and reporting procedure in one digital platform, our clients can better plan their preventive maintenance and reduce pollution related to excessive maintenance activities. On the other hand, our multi-skilled inspection teams can strategically reduce travels and time spent offshore, as they could perform more work within the same time frame.

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Bridge is an Axess Digital product that contributes to overall project efficiency.