MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Automation company, has announced the release of eStart?, a groundbreaking new app that keeps projects on track by making commissioning more efficient and transparent than ever. When outage windows become condensed, even the slightest inaccuracies in project tracking can have a major impact. MAVERICK is responding to these challenges with eStart.
At the beginning of a startup and commissioning project, MAVERICK uses eStart to digitally gather data and create loop folders to house all relevant instrument data and checksheets. Digital folder creation not only greatly reduces documentation time, but also keeps all electronic data at the technicians’ fingertips, anywhere they are. In addition, eStart’s Near Me feature uses GPS technology to locate nearby instruments and identify which stage of commissioning they are in, to make loop shooting more efficient.
“Loop shooting and documentation can eat up a lot of time,” says Consultant Mark McMakin. “With eStart, loop-shooting time is reduced by up to 10% and documentation time is reduced by up to 30%, ensuring a more efficient workflow.”
eStart also offers customers greater visibility into their commissioning projects. Every time a step is completed, the app automatically records the technician’s name, date and time stamp, giving customers real-time updates so they always know how close the project is to completion. This way, if the schedule slips, customers can proactively make adjustments to get back on track.
The breakthrough eStart app is a fully integrated feature of MAVERICK’s proven SureStart solution for startup and commissioning. With SureStart, MAVERICK construction managers, technicians and electricians work in parallel with construction efforts to minimise downtime, enhance reliability and finish ahead of schedule. The result is faster and safer startups.