The new facility ratings management application stores equipment at higher granularity. Because the equipment is one-to-one with what is in the field, it reduces the manual effort and calculations that must be performed before a facilities rating can be calculated. This reduces the risk of human error. Additionally, each physical piece of equipment is modeled only once in the system, so engineers need to only make changes in a single place and can easily see every facility it affects.
The system also knows the typical ranges for ratings and will alert engineers if they enter an unusual value that falls outside of these ranges. This reduces the likelihood of mistakes, and for another layer of security, peer reviews are also now captured in the system. The peer-reviewing engineer is shown a comparison view of all changes, and must approve them before they can be activated.
Furthermore, for auditing purposes, historical data is stored allowing for easy access to each facility’s history.