inoVx Solutions: 3D Asset Virtualization Solutions Applied to EAM Systems

David Reinhart, President
Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems are critical to the daily operation of facilities within the process industry. inoVx Solutions, headquarted in Irvine, California, has long been the technology leader in 3D Asset Virtualization® which provides unprecedented accuracy of asset information in a dynamic 3D environment. This enables EAM systems to maintain true asset integrity, thus allowing plant managers to make effective decisions throughout the facility.

Inspection and Maintenance are the cornerstones of any EAM, with mobile device access being the next wave of doing business. With the most advanced 3D Asset Virtualization, inoVx is leading the way to continue to build best in class software solutions to create and manage 3D Asset Virtualization data. “We shall continue to lead the field with our strong interoper ability and open platform that can leverage data and information from multiple sources,” says David Reinhart, President of inoVx Solutions.

inoVx’s V-Suite will form the basis of future developments. The V-Suite is a “designed for the Cloud” 3D Asset Virtualization solution that will deliver all the power of Asset Virtualization to the mobile workforce. Inspection and Maintenance engineers will have all the information on the device of their choice, delivered through the user applications inoVx V-Inspection Knowledge Books and inoVx V-Maintenance Knowledge Books. Interoperable with other key information systems, V-Suite acts as the data aggregator across multiple data points to provide the user with all the information needed to carry out Inspection and Maintenance tasks.

In addition, inoVx is the first to offer Management of Change (MoC) capabilities for full 24/7 operational support while providing a complete audit trail of facility changes over time. The MoC tools allow plant operators to efficiently manage physical changes at the plant more effectively and maintain up-to-date accuracy with regard to the present situation in the plant in a dynamic 3D environment.

inoVx continues to be at the forefront of using Dynamic 3D Asset Virtualization to place data sensors most effectively, and using the sensor data in context to the exact asset in the precise location of the plant.
These “smart” assets gather vast sums of real time conditional alert data. To accomplish this, inoVx begins by employing its asset documentation field service which is designed to survey and capture existing "as-built" conditions using advanced and extremely accurate 3D laser scanning technology. With accuracies within 5 millimeters, inoVx has a proven track record and has developed efficient work processes to capture asset “As-Built” 3D data. With over 500 successfully completed projects in complex process plant environments, inoVx is also a recognized leader in laser scanning methodologies needed for achieving engineering level precision.

We shall continue to lead the field with our strong interoperability and open platform that can leverage data and information from multiple sources

Once the data is captured, whether by laser scanning technology or extracted from existing 3D and 2D drawings, inoVx then creates the 3D As-Is Model to which it adds a full documentation suite of all access points, asset tags, P&IDs and/or RFIDs. Ultimately the complete As-Is Model is integrated with the EAM Systems, thus optimizing plant efficiency.

inoVx continues to invest over 22 percent of its annual revenues in R&D and draw on its 16 years of innovating in the Asset Virtualization market. “With employees that have worked and that understand Plant/ Asset Management, we will continue to innovate to position ourselves as the company that provides the very best ‘As Is’ Virtual Asset Model,” explains Reinhart. “As our customer base continues to grow, we will continue to gather best practices and build this into our development process. Application breadth and depth will be our mantra.”

inoVx Solutions

Irvine, CA

David Reinhart, President

Provider of asset virtualization solutions which helps to improve plant productivity, safety and decision making cycles.