When the COVID pandemic was declared, our JordProxa joint venture was building crystalliser modules in China and the project teams included personnel in South Africa, India and Australia. Remote inspections helped us to overcome the challenge of having geographically dispersed teams and international clients.

A key benefit we discovered was that remote inspections allow us to refer to all the available engineering information in the office – such as the 3D model and P&IDs – at the same time that we are inspecting the equipment, resulting in more thorough collaborative reviews in real time. The narrow view through the lens of a camera also forces all participants to focus on the same small details for attention and more efficient decision-making.

We undertake remote inspections by video link, which involves a local Quality Control inspector moving a camera very methodically around the modules in the fabrication workshop. Using P&IDs as a basis, we check all the details piece by piece.

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