The implementation of the system was a challenge. As Chief Welding Engineer and system administrator Neal Chapman explains: 'I had no idea how many people needed access or how long it takes to get all their machines pointed to the right files. The project was not a high priority to the internal IT Department so my roll out schedule has been hampered.
Unfortunately none of the IT people need anything welded either!'
The system is now installed and working and Neal Chapman is starting to see some of the benefits. 'The time to prepare a welding data sheet manually for a package is about one hour. With the Welding Co-ordinator it takes about ten minutes. Since the last outage in 2000, there have been about 3000 packages'.
For more information, contact Andy Brightmore.