- Case Study -
Plant Assessor and Pipeline Machinery Australia
How we've helped Pipeline Machinery Australia continuously improve its risk assessment process and streamline machinery compliance.
Pipeline Machinery International, the first Cat® equipment dealer without geographical borders, provides equipment and support to the mainline pipeline construction industry operating around the globe.
Pipeline Machinery Australia, a division of Pipeline Machinery International, has supplied a significant number of machines to major Australian pipeline projects such as the QCLNG Pipeline project. Equipment supplied includes pipe layers, pipe welding units and other earthmoving equipment.
Pipeline Machinery Australia (PMA) identified the need for serial number specific risk assessments when supplying equipment into these major projects.
PMA’s Australian Product Support Manager John Masterton identified that Plant Assessor was able to help PMA satisfy this requirement.
John initially conducted a one off e-Assessment, which involved him liaising with a Plant Assessor team member to conduct a detailed inspection on a Caterpillar Side Boom Pipelayer, which resulted in the production of a comprehensive risk assessment document that satisfied his customer.
At the same time, John was given a demonstration of how Plant Assessor could be used on a “Do It Yourself” basis to conduct assessments on a massive range of equipment. PMA signed up for a DIY membership within a few days of his initial experience with Plant Assessor.
John says “It was the ease of the process that convinced me that using Plant Assessor was the right move.”
Plant Assessor’s comprehensive risk assessment solution has meant that John and his team has been able to conveniently and thoroughly conduct the high quality risk assessments required to service an industry that places a very high value on using safe and compliant plant.
Plant Assessor is also used by other members of the Caterpillar family, including Cavpower in South Australia, Hastings Deering in Queensland and Westrac in New South Wales. We are very proud of our association with Caterpillar and its distributors.
"It was the ease of the process that convinced me that using Plant Assessor was the right move."
- John Masterton, Product Support Manager, Pipeline Machinery Australia