Most production facilities have a maintenance department. However, they often lack a maintenance system or they have an old system that no longer supports operations. In both cases, it’s time to think about a new solution.
Technical information about the facility is usually found in documents that are spread across many different places. A lot of searching is needed before each maintenance task.
The maintenance system usually only contains very general data about each component. Important but ‘inexpensive’ components may be completely missing in the maintenance system as it is also linked to finance.
Many process plants are designed in 3D CAD, but the models are not used in daily work. This is despite the fact it can be very useful to “walk around” the plant prior to maintenance tasks without having to enter a clean room, for example.