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The Future of Work: Automation in the Energy Industry


As we navigate the 21st century, the Energy industry is undergoing a significant transformation. The Future of work in this sector is being shaped by the rapid advancement of technology, particularly Automation. One of the key players in this transformation is FAT FINGER, a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to perform their work correctly every time.

Automation in the Energy Industry: An Overview

Automation in the Energy industry is not a new concept. However, the scale and speed at which it is being implemented are unprecedented. From automated drilling rigs to predictive maintenance systems, Automation is revolutionizing the way energy companies operate.

The Role of FAT FINGER in Energy Industry Automation

material inspection with FAT FINGER

FAT FINGER is at the forefront of this Automation revolution. With its drag & drop workflow builder, mobile & desktop workflows, dashboards, integrations, augmented reality, IoT device connectivity, and artificial intelligence coaching, FAT FINGER is enabling energy companies to unlock operational excellence.

  • Safety: FAT FINGER’s digital workflows and checklists help in areas like Take 5 Safety, near miss reporting, risk assessment, incident reporting, and journey report.
  • Operations: From material inspection to quality control, shift handover, facility inspection, line changeover, and field ticketing, FAT FINGER ensures smooth operations.
  • Maintenance: FAT FINGER’s solutions include work order checklists, truck inspection checks, mobile asset inspection, shutdown/turnaround forms, preventive maintenance inspection, and predictive maintenance.

Benefits of Automation in the Energy Industry

Automation in the Energy industry offers numerous benefits. Firstly, automation enhances efficiency by streamlining operations. It eliminates human error and increases the speed of processes, resulting in a higher output in less time. Machines, unlike humans, can work 24/7 without fatigue. This means that energy companies can keep their operations running round-the-clock, thereby maximizing productivity.

Secondly, automation significantly reduces costs. By automating routine tasks, energy companies can cut down on labor costs. Additionally, automation can lead to a decrease in operational costs. For instance, automated systems can manage energy consumption in a more efficient manner, thus leading to lower utility bills. Also, because machines are more precise and accurate, there is a reduction in waste, which translates to cost savings.

Total quality management. Remote testing and control AI robot model in academy robotics automation laboratory room for use in manufacturing or industry

Thirdly, automation improves safety in the energy industry. Many processes in this sector can be hazardous for humans. By automating these processes, the risk of accidents and injuries is drastically reduced. For example, in a nuclear power plant, robots can handle radioactive materials, thus protecting human workers from exposure.

Furthermore, automation enables better decision-making through data analytics. Automated systems can collect, analyze, and interpret large volumes of data in real time. This provides energy companies with valuable insights that can inform their strategic decisions. For example, by analyzing data on energy consumption patterns, a company can identify peak demand periods and adjust its production schedule accordingly. This not only improves customer satisfaction but also optimizes resource utilization.

Case Study: Automation in Action

A leading energy company implemented FAT FINGER’s digital workflow solutions and experienced a significant improvement in their operations. They reported a 30% reduction in operational costs, a 20% increase in productivity, and a 15% improvement in safety performance.

The Future of Automation in the Energy Industry

The future of Automation in the Energy industry is promising. With advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and IoT, Automation will continue to revolutionize the Energy industry. FAT FINGER, with its innovative digital workflow solutions, is at the forefront of this Automation revolution. By empowering front-line teams to perform their work correctly every time, FAT FINGER is enabling energy companies to unlock operational excellence.

Ready to experience the power of Automation in your energy business? Sign up for FAT FINGER or request a demo today!