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ZITON Conducts Preventive Maintenance Reporting 3.5x Faster!

ZITON is a market-leading provider of main component exchange services within offshore wind sector. The company is headquartered in Denmark, operating from the Baltic sea to the Irish sea. In addition to their primary business, ZITON supplies turbine technicians, yoke operators, and lifting equipment. As well as, provide strategic planning services to help reduce the costs associated with offshore wind farm maintenance.

Before

  • A heavy reliance on paper increased the risk of human error, as well as the possibility of documents being damaged or lost.
  • Time wasted manually scanning, naming, and saving just one document to the server.
  • Slow management approval process for inspection repair checklists.

After

  • Digitizing all documents and securely storing on the cloud means less margin for human error, risk of loss or damage.
  • Saves 2 hours per-day by automatically storing documents on the server.
  • Cuts 72% of the documentation time after preventive maintenance works with automated approval workflows.
“We had issues with mistakes and inconsistencies in paperwork. That doesn’t happen with Fluix.”
Ziton

Anders Thorvald Nielsen,
Head of Operations at ZITON

Background

ZITON is a market-leading provider of main component exchange services within offshore wind sector. The company is headquartered in Denmark, operating from the Baltic sea to the Irish sea. In addition to their primary business, ZITON supplies turbine technicians, yoke operators, and lifting equipment. As well as, provide strategic planning services to help reduce the costs associated with offshore wind farm maintenance.

For over 30 years, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet and expert technicians have helped their clients to lower operations and maintenance (O&M) costs of wind turbines above and below sea level.

Challenges

ZITON prides itself on having a “can do, will do” proactive approach to maintaining a standard of excellence in their field. Having all other business processes in digital, ZITON realized that they also needed to digitize process control checklists. This included having a reliable app that could be quickly and easily rolled-out to all technicians and field teams.

Some of the challenges the company faced included:

  1. 1 Risk of paper-based checklists being lost, damaged or affected by human error: Checklists at the company’s turbine blade repair facility were all paper-based. This increased the risk of human error in the paperwork, as well as the potential for illegible documents and soiled/damaged paperwork. The volume of paper used for the checklists was also a concern, along with the cost of printing.
  2. 2Valuable time wasted on paper-related admin: Each individual document needed to be scanned, named, and saved to a server. This manual process alone required nearly 2 hours per day.

Solutions

Fluix was recommended to ZITON for its ease of implementation and simplicity of use. The company has used Fluix to digitally transform some of their processes, including:

  1. 1Digitized checklists, which removed the threat of human error in paperwork and also increased efficiency by improving inspection timelines.
  2. 2Geolocation and time stamps on photos taken onsite provide an accurate log of the location, time, and date of each inspection.
  3. 3Instant messaging and delivery of the most up-to-date manuals and instructions to remote sites ensure flawless field-to-office communication, as well as workflow transparency.
  4. 4Fluix secure cloud storage allows ZITON to keep template forms, manuals, and completed wind turbine inspection checklists in a structured and easy-to-navigate system.
  5. 553 workflows were automated for safety checklists, pre-lift checklists, and lift plans, as well as asset control documentation, QA documentation, and toolbox templates.

Results

  • With Fluix, the time required to complete a process control checklist was reduced by 72% – improving the company’s overall reporting time by 3.5x.
  • 2 hours per-day are saved with digital document management and workflow automation.
“Fluix is simple and proven – and that is definitely a positive for our clients.”
Ziton

Anders Thorvald Nielsen,
Head of Operations at ZITON

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