Inspectioneering Journal

There’s an Inspection App for That

The Case for Mobile Tablet Inspections & How to Choose the Right App for your Organization

By Barbara Lasseigne, Product Manager at Envoc. This article appears in the May/June 2015 issue of Inspectioneering Journal.


“That’s how we’ve always done it.” There’s a sentence we’ve all heard or said at one time or another. In the case of inspections, this is a statement that rings true for many businesses. While performing visual inspections with a pen and notepad is the traditional way to record data, there are now more efficient ways to complete inspections out in the field. Investing in a mobile inspection application can be a great way to save time, reduce cost, and improve safety over traditional methods.

It’s no secret that we live in a mobile world. With the evolution of technology and software, there are now plenty of opportunities to change our processes, and inspections are no different. There are currently more than 10 mobile inspection apps on the market and at least five of these are specifically designed for the oil & gas markets. These tablet apps can provide a much greater degree of efficiency than pen and paper, and offer better mobility and more built-in tools than a computer. And there are now intrinsically safe hardware options available.

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Posted by Marty Reed on August 17, 2015
Barbara, my name is Marty Reed and currently work... Log in or register to read the rest of this comment.

Posted by Barbara Lasseigne on August 25, 2015
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