Energy Transfer Deploys Capturx Solution for Pipeline Inspections

— February 14, 2011

Adapx, a provider of mobile data collection and collaboration solutions, announced that Energy Transfer has adopted a Capturx pipeline solution for digital pens to automate pipeline inspections and reporting from the field. 

Pipeline operators are collecting more field data than ever to improve operational visibility, service equipment more efficiently, and ensure compliance, often using paper forms. With Capturx software pipeline field teams can digitize data as they write using digital pens that send the data to central offices for faster inspections, service, and reporting without disruptive workflow changes, complex devices, scanning, or data entry.

"Energy Transfer manages a complex pipeline network providing reliable service to more than a million customers nationwide," says Julienne Franco, supervisor of pipeline integrity, Energy Transfer. "With Capturx we can streamline our pipeline inspections, enabling our field engineering teams to collaborate in real time and keep service levels high." Energy Transfer joins other pipeline industry leaders including Enbridge, Schlumberger, and Colonial Pipeline in automating their inspection and maintenance paperwork with Capturx Software for digital pens.

Paper persists in pipeline operations as a convenient and reliable way to record inspections and service on paper forms, maps, and CAD prints--in a variety of harsh weather conditions and remote field environments. While it's easy to collect data on paper, the data often languishes in the field or in offices before it's scanned or re-entered into the systems used to quickly identify, resolve, and pinpoint issues. By instantly recording handwritten data and sending it to back-office systems, Capturx enables teams to speed up data access and processing so workforces can more quickly and efficiently inspect, service, and report on conditions. Data is instantly accessible in the original handwriting and as native converted data in Microsoft Office, SharePoint, PDF files, ArcGIS, and a variety of back-end systems.

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