Why is Document Control so Painful?

Every company submitting documents to an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner faces the same problems: large volumes of manual work, coupled with complex (or unclear) expectations and procedures. This often leads to time-consuming rework,...

COVID-19 Resources for Process Suppliers

The COVID-19 virus has negatively affected trade on a global basis and the process equipment business is no different. While many companies have temporarily shut down, others are remaining open and have turned to a new line of business to help deal with the ongoing...

Coping with COVID-19

It’s difficult to find a business anywhere that hasn’t been negatively affected by the ongoing COVID-19 virus. The process equipment industry is no different. Valve Magazine recently ran an article discussing the oil price crash and how it impacts...

What Came First?

Do more experienced document controllers demand more sophisticated systems, or are these skilled people gravitating to companies that already have better tools in place? So, what came first? The chicken or the egg? Some interesting stats from our document control...

How Many Does It Take?

No, this is not a take-off on the old “how many engineers does it take to change a light bulb” but rather how do we determine how many Document Controllers it takes to staff a project. In some senses, this question does not have an empirical answer but it is common to...