Nippon Chemical Chooses Metegrity for Inspections and Conditioning Monitoring of Assets
Nippon Chemical Texas Incorporated (NCTI) is a part of ENEOS Corporation., specialty chemical division. NCTI has distinguished itself globally into two specialty chemical businesses ENB (Ethylidene Norbornene) & SAS (Specialty Aromatic Solvent).
Nippon Chemical required a software and associated services for inspections and conditioning monitoring of assets at their plants. Metegrity’s Visions Enterprise Asset Integrity Management Software was selected based on their team’s decision to support capturing, analyzing, and managing inspection activities.
In the words of Reliability Maintenance Engineer at JX Nippon Chemical Texas, “Metegrity representatives worked with Procurement to finalize Terms and Conditions, provide guidance to Information Technology (IT) on software installation, and implement training for our Reliability, Maintenance and Operation representatives. The training class covered a great level of detail on Metegrity’s software, Visions. The JX NCTI database was developed with mass uploads of asset data into Visions. As time progressed, more details of process conditions, asset descriptions, and inspection types and frequencies were obtained and entered into Visions. Reports were generated to display inspections due based on entered criteria which can be exported into other formats, such as Excel. There is a Visions dashboard which gives a view of the status of the MI program, with graphs, filters, and sorting capabilities. Over time, our organization has been able to perform several RBI's, present various reports, increase planning and scheduling capabilities, and make real time adjustments in the database. I am impressed with the services and products of Metegrity, even more today as time continues, we continue to strengthen and improve our capabilities of managing and communicating the status of the inspection program.”
Some of the benefits realized include:
Perform Risk Based Inspections
Enhanced planning and scheduling capabilities
Make real time adjustments in the database
Multi-year look ahead report for inspections, along with the asset number, last inspection date, associated major asset, and inspection frequencies
Metegrity is the leading provider of asset integrity management (AIM) systems, and offers a complete product line to suit the various challenges facing oil and gas operations and chemical manufacturing, including Visions Enterprise, Pipeline Enterprise, VisionsGo, Visions AIPSM, Dent Analyzer, and Crack Analyzer.
Metegrity has been the trusted name in asset integrity management since 1992, with 850 facilities over 5 continents managing $550 billion in assets.