Cat® Asset Health Monitoring

3 WAYS OIL & GAS COMPANIES ARE PUTTING CAT CONNECT TO WORK

Today’s oil and gas equipment generates mountains of data every day. Cat Connect turns that data into information you can use to run your operation more efficiently. Here are three real-world examples of how oil and gas operations are using Cat Connect’s Asset Health Monitoring feature to avoid failures, prevent injuries and cut costs.

1. To stop a $50K failure

For one operation, using Cat Connect to monitor health analytics data helped prevent a shutdown and led to significant savings. While reviewing equipment data and trends online, an employee noticed that one of the compressors wasn’t performing as expected. He was able to act quickly to identify the problem and send a technician to fix it—averting a compressor valve failure that otherwise would have shut the entire unit down.

The result? An estimated total cost savings of $50,000.

2. To prevent potential injuries on site

At another company, the ability to review data from afar helped stop a potentially dangerous and costly failure. While monitoring equipment at a remote location via Cat Connect’s online interface, a rotating equipment specialist noticed that a certain piece of equipment was being operated in an unsafe manner, which could have caused a rod to fly out of the compressor. He immediately called the site and had the team there make adjustments to ensure safe operating conditions.

The result? No injuries to site personnel and prevention of a $100,000 compressor failure.

3. To manage twice the number of assets

Tired of wasting time and resources performing “milk run” equipment visits and calendar-based maintenance, a leased compression business turned to Cat Connect for remote monitoring of its entire fleet. Now, the company gathers run hours, pressures, temperatures, fluid levels and fault codes automatically, then uses that data to minimize non-scheduled maintenance and extend scheduled maintenance intervals. Today, technicians “drive with a purpose”—only visiting equipment when needed.

The result? The same number of technicians manages twice the number of assets, reducing monthly operating costs by 30%.

Ready to put Asset Health Monitoring to work for your oil and gas operation? All you need is Cat Connect hardware installed on your equipment. It works on any brand, and installation only takes a couple of hours.

Talk to your Cat dealer about getting started today.

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