Energy Giant Kinder Morgan to Manage Maintenance with Benchmate System
Critical Terminal Equipment on Texas Gulf Coast will be Focal Point
[ClickPress, Wed May 23 2007] Benchmate Systems, Inc., provider of maintenance management software solutions since 1985, announces that Kinder Morgan Petcoke L.P. has selected Benchmate’s maintenance system for eight of the company’s terminal site locations on the Texas Gulf Coast. Chosen for its user friendly interface and simplistic layout for quick adaptation, the Benchmate system met the needs of Kinder Morgan over more complex maintenance applications.
Kinder Morgan will use Benchmate primarily to manage work order activity, preventive maintenance and work histories of critical conveyor and related equipment at each terminal location. Routine maintenance work pertaining to gear boxes, power train equipment, bearings, conveyors, belts and related component parts will be fully tracked and managed in Benchmate. System administrators and site managers at each of the eight petcoke terminal locations will have responsibility of managing the maintenance system. Future use of the system will involve inventory management and purchasing across mutli-sites to leverage Benchmate’s capability of managing common equipment parts that are interchangeable from site to site.
“We needed a system to improve our way of managing maintenance which had pretty much been a manual process,” says Ray Wiggins, Kinder Morgan project manager. “In the past, we really didn’t have a system except for some card files and a couple of spreadsheets. After seeing a demo of Benchmate, we knew almost instantly the system was for us. No major modifications or complex formatting was required and that’s exactly what we wanted.”
About Kinder Morgan Petcoke L.P.
Kinder Morgan Petcoke L.P. is responsible for handling over 10 million tons of petroleum coke through several terminals located on the Texas Gulf Coast. In addition to petroleum coke, it also unloads aggregates from ocean going vessels and loads soda ash and potash to export vessels. Kinder Morgan Petcoke owns General Stevedores, a company that provides labor and equipment to load and unload vessels at several Texas ports. It also owns Kinder Morgan Engineering and Conveying, a division that designs, fabricates, and erects dry bulk conveying systems utilizing a 70,000 square foot fabrication shop located on the northwest side of Houston. More information about Kinder Morgan can be found by visiting www.kindermorgan.com.
About Benchmate Systems, Inc.
For more than 20 years, Benchmate has been delivering maintenance system solutions to industrial and facility clients throughout North America. The tool of choice for maintenance managers responsible for small to medium size work forces across a wide-range of industry segments, Benchmate makes the complex simple by eliminating costly tasks, improving work process flow and increasing maintenance department efficiencies. Benchmate’s long-standing reputation for personal client relationships stems from the company’s client-first culture which has remained consistent since 1985. For more information, visit www.benchmate.com.
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