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Kern Oil selects Metegrity’s Visions Enterprise inspection data management software

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Kern Oil & Refining Company, a 27 000 bpd located in Bakersfield, California, has selected the Visions software as its Asset Integrity Management (AIM) system. Metegrity is the industry leader in quality and asset integrity management software solutions for oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream operators. Visions Enterprise is Metegrity’s comprehensive risk-based AIM software, which currently protects over US$550 billion in assets across 850 facilities worldwide.

Kern Oil sought out to take over the management of their inspection data from a third party NDE company. They had been looking for a cost-effective solution to start the AIM process. They required an inspection data management software (IDMS) that offered robust regulatory reporting, as well as the ability to seamlessly add any configuration of additional functional modules -- including risk-based inspection (RBI), integrity operating windows (IOW), graphics communicator (autoCAD) and ERP connector (Infor EAM) at their own pace. Visions was the optimum solution for these needs against other products they evaluated.

Visions will support 15 refinery units and various support utilities, including a crude unit, 3 hydrotreaters, a platformer and reformer, amine treating and Sulphur recovery, LPG and a cogen. Combined, Visions will manage the integrity of over 14,000 fixed equipment assets for Kern Oil.

“We are proud to have been selected as the AIM provider of choice by Kern Oil,” says Keith Davidson, U.S. Business Development, Metegrity. “The flexible and scalable configurability of Visions is perfect for Kern’s complex needs and will enable them to take control of their inspection data management, asset health analytics and reporting. It will enable them on their journey from time-based inspections to mechanical integrity (MI), RBI, AIM, asset performance management (APM), and beyond.”

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