PIM Optimum

Version History

REVISION - 3.40.0 Released 6 June 2024

The main purpose of this release was to update various software components in the back-end of Optimum.

Various other updates have also been included (detailed below) as well as some minor bug fixes.


After the success of the advanced filters on the Anomaly Register, we have now rolled this out to all Registers in the software.

The advanced filters allow you to choose which columns to view, apply various filters, sort columns then save these settings for future use.

You can also save the state of the grid which includes all the filtering, sorting functionality but these only remain for that user session or until the user turns it off.

In addition, the Pipework Register has been updated to include columns for Hydrocarbon, SCE, SCE Element and Relevant PS.

Inspections - UT and RAD

For improved clarity we have update the abbreviations used for Local Uncorroded Wall Thickness (local UWT) and Estimated Wall Loss (Est Wall Loss) in various inspection related screens.

Update CMMS (WPC)

Under the Workpack Coordinator role, the functionality in the Update CMMS section has been amended to check for separate entries for the same CC or Vessel. User must confirm the oldest record first and a warning will be displayed if this is not the case.

Maintenance Mode

To better advise users, a warning will now be displayed on the login page 30 minutes before any planned maintenance.

REVISION - 3.33.0 Released 5 February 2024.

The main purpose of this update was a client specific task, relating to migration of inspection readings to new, additional wall thickness fields.

In addition the following enhancements are also included:

Anomaly Register

An additional column ‘Raised By’ has been added to this Register.


We have added a premium feature of APIs for the following registers within the software – Pipework, Vessel, Anomaly and CUI.

Clients can now use this API to connect Optimum data to their own systems, such as Power BI, to create and display their own internal dashboards or reports.


Improved error handling for Data Upload when user attempts to use the incorrect file format.

  • Added Change Log under Admin section for Client Wall Thickness options.
  • Removed the field ‘User Barlow’ for Piping Specification from under Admin section.
  • Fixed a bug when recalling an anomaly back to IE from the Anomaly Register, which was taking the anomaly back to the incorrect stage in the workflow under certain circumstances.

REVISION 3.31.0 - Released 15 February 2024

This update contains an Admin function to facilitate the merging or deletion of anomalies in bulk.

In addition, we have added the Remedial Action column to the Anomaly Register, as well as fixing an issue with the visibility of the scroll bars and inactive codes being listed when creating an anomaly.

REVISION 3.30.0 – 1 February 2024

Main Line

We have added 2 new fields that can be held against Main Line, being:

  • CMMS Location (for example, function location)
  • Relevant PS (Performance Standard)

These fields can be recorded individually under the Admin > Equipment section or in bulk through Data Upload > Equipment Upload.


The fields described above have been added to the following Registers:

  • Pipework Overview Register
  • Anomaly Register


We have also improved the logic when checking for duplicate items when OIE/Tech add additional items to the scope of an inspection.

A bug has also been rectified that allowed a user to upload duplicate files or photos in the software.

REVISION 3.29.2 - 30 January 2024

Wall Thickness Readings

An enhancement for inspection types that capture wall thickness, currently UT and RAD, have been implemented to allow optional fields to be documented during these inspections.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please be aware that these fields are client-specific and their visibility depends on the client's settings. If activated, they will only apply to new inspections.

The new fields are ‘Local Uncorroded Wall Thickness’ and ‘Estimated Wall Loss’. Both fields accept numeric values up to two decimal places and are optional to record.

Furthermore, on the inspection screens, users will now find displayed values for NWT, CoNC, and MAWT, which vary based on the equipment type being inspected.

Reporting – RBA

In addition, on the grid that lists RBA Reports we have added a column for CUI Risk.

REVISION 3.28.0 - 22 JANUARY 2024

CoE Creation (OIE)

  • In the initial grid in this section, a new column has been added to identify the inspector/s that approved the inspections relating to the CoE.
  • The CoE screen has been modified, rearranging the tabs under relevant section headings.
  • When creating the CoE Report, the OIE now has the option of choosing various templates (if these have been setup in the system). Please note that once chosen, if the user then changes template any text previously entered would be lost.
  • The OIE is now able to add photos and files to the CoE report.

CoE Completion and Approval (IE)

  • The CoE screen has been modified, rearranging the tabs under relevant section headings.
  • The Onshore Review section may now be pre-populated with a template based on that selected by the OIE in the previous stage.
  • The IE is now able to add photos and files to the CoE report.

CoE Review & Sign Off (CE/SE)

  • The CoE screen has been modified, rearranging the tabs under relevant section headings.

Inspection in Progress (Tech/OIE)

  • When recording an inspection result the Tech/OIE is currently able to create an anomaly on the same screen for the item of equipment and add photos already uploaded to the inspection. We have added similar functionality to allow the addition of files to the anomaly from the inspection.

REVISION 3.26.0 - 13 DECEMBER 2023

Inspections in Progress / For Review and Approval (Tech/OIE)

In both the Inspection in Progress and the For Review and Approval screens the screen design has been updated to allow users to view more records, allowing up to 100 records to be displayed at one time. Action buttons have been moved above the grid for improved usability for these larger number of records.

In addition, the grid design / functionality has been updated to the newer format.


We have also further improved the photo upload function in all areas of the software. During the upload of multiple photos, the user can change the order of these images by dragging the items into the correct order. [Note – once saved the order cannot be changed].

We have also added the ability to edit the description of each photo after uploading.


A bug in the automatic numbering of uploaded photos, where duplicates could be created, has been resolved.

REVISION 3.25.0 - 6 DECEMBER 2023

We are pleased to announce the release of an enhanced version of the Optimum Inspection app, now available on Android and Windows platforms, aimed at allowing inspectors to efficiently gather inspection results. In conjunction with this update, we have implemented minor modifications to the web application to align with the features of the new app.

The key enhancements in this updated version of the app include:

  • A revamped interface designed to focus on the collection of inspection results while maintaining access to workpack and anomaly information.
  • Capability for inspectors to split individual inspections and download them across multiple tablets.
  • Flexibility for inspectors to leave certain fields incomplete, allowing for completion through the web application.
  • The ability to download ad-hoc inspections created on the web application directly to the app for on-site use.

REVISION 3.24.0 - 14 NOVEMBER 2023

Formatting for Workpack Information (WPC)

Options to format text have been added to the Information section for workpack creation, making the text easier to organise and read for users.

Inspector Qualifications (OIE & Tech) - Applies to onshore assets only

We have removed the requirement for OIE carrying out Review & Approval on an inspection to have the relevant qualification for that inspection type. Now the qualification check will only be carried out for users (Techs or OIEs) entering results at the Inspection in Progress stage of the workflow.

Adhoc Inspection Details (OIE & Tech)

When creating an Adhoc inspection, we have added the Client Reference field to the Inspection Details. This field is optional and is generally used to input the clients Work Order number. Once created, we have also added the option to edit the inspection details while the Inspection is still in the In Progress stage.

Inspections Awaiting Implementation (Tech)

To allow Techs to access the inspection details before it reaches the In Progress stage, we have added a read-only version of the Inspection Awaiting Implementation screen to the Tech role.

Autosave for CoE (OIE & IE)

We have added an Autosave function to CoE Creation and Approval screens for OIE and IE. This is an optional feature and can be set to save every few minutes.

Reporting, Inspections

In the grid listing all inspection reports, we have added a column for Client Reference. This will display the Client Reference from either the Workpack details or the newly added field in Adhoc Inspection Details.


On all areas where the user could add photos, we have introduced drag & drop functionality.

REVISION 3.23.1 - 2 AUGUST 2023

Update to Trending in Pipework Register

This update has altered the Trending tab in the Pipework Register to display the actual number of results recorded against each feature over time.

A code update for display both short and long term corrosion rates has also been added to this tab.

REVISION 3.23.0 - 17 JULY 2023

Anomaly Recall Enhancement and Code Update for RBA Display

This update allows a bulk upload of anomalies that require risk ranking updates. The anomalies can be recalled back from different stages in the workflow to the IE allowing them to be risk ranked, further action reviewed and endorsements updated.

A code update for display of RBA In progress, WSE and Report Review has been added.

REVISION 3.22.0 - 5 JULY 2023

MAWT for Maximum Operating Pressure

This latest update adds a further MAWT calculation under the Operational tab of the Pipework Register, based on the considered Maximum Operating Pressure for that line.

This information has also been added as a column to the grid under the Trending tab, and MAWT for both Design Pressure and Max Operating Pressure have been added to the Trending graph.

In addition, some minor changes have been made to the layout of both Design & Materials and Operational tabs.

Also, the field Design Pressure Min has been removed from the Review tab in all RBA related screens as well as the RBA Report.

REVISION 3.21.0 - 5 JUNE 2023

Wall Thickness Trending by CC

This latest update further enhances the Wall Thickness Trending function in the Pipework Register by adding an option to show all features under the associated Corrosion Circuit or by Main Line, regardless of inspection status.

This improves gap analysis and coverage assessment when updating RBAs or analysing trends.

REVISION 3.20.1 - 26 APRIL 2023

Wall Thickness Trending Enhancement

The latest update improves the Wall Thickness Trending function in the Pipework Register by showing all features under the Main Line, regardless of inspection status.

This enables gap analysis and coverage assessment.

The warning for the System Group with no assigned threats in the RBA module now appears at the start of the process as opposed to further in the condition assessment process.

Furthermore, all risk matrixes have been relocated to the database to allow for greater flexibility in their configuration.

In addition, a bug that caused the Trunnion/Penetration/Supports Registers to incorrectly display Operating Temperatures and Pressures has been rectified.

REVISION 3.19.0 - 16 MARCH 2023

Wall Thickness Trending

This update extends the Wall Thickness Trending in the Pipework Register to include all lines under each Main Line to allow more detailed analysis.

Modifications have also been added to display NWT, MAWT and CoNC values for each line.

In addition, we have added formatting functionality to the CoE creation stages for OIE and IE roles to enhance the appearance of the report

REVISION 3.18.0 - 30 JANUARY 2023

Anomaly Register, Enhanced Grid Functionality

This update allows users with access to the Anomaly Register to create and save bespoke personal versions of the Register.

These versions will remain live when saved, allowing users to complete repetitive tasks much more efficiently.

In addition, permissions for Data Upload have been split and several minor bugs have been resolved.

REVISION 3.17.0 - 15 DECEMBER 2022

Removal of Anomaly Workgroups and Anomaly Recall

The workflow for anomalies has been simplified, with the concept of Anomaly Workgroups being removed.

Anomalies are now dealt with individually, requiring the RC/FMC to enter only Work Order and Completion date details before passing to the OIE for close-out.

The closure process now stops at the OIE rather than the onshore IE.

In addition, we have added recall functions to the Anomaly Register, allowing an anomaly to be recalled back to either the OIE or IE for review and update.

REVISION 3.16.0 - 24 November 2022

Inspection Rejection

This update allows the OIE to reject an inspection from Inspection In Progress to Awaiting Implementation stage. This can only be performed on inspections where no results have been recorded.

In addition, a minor bug concerning the left-side navigation menu on some screens has also been resolved.

REVISION 3.15.0 - 8 November 2022

Anomaly Dashboard

This update includes:

  • Dashboards
    • Major revamp of the Anomaly Overview Dashboard
    • Addition of new graph, “Open Anomalies by Risk”
    • Removal of differential and prediction figures from Risk Trending graph
  • Inspections in Progress
    • Dropdown to select which item to record result against (main line, vessel area etc) has been made searchable
  • Other
    • Admin function to re-enable locked users
    • Various bug fixes

REVISION 3.14.0 - 13 October 2022

Various updates

This update includes:

  • New Admin function to delete features that have been entered in error
  • Addition of 'Uncontrolled When Printed' statement to footer of all PDF versions of reports
  • Reformatting of Comments section of detailed results in Inspection for Review and Approve (OIE) to allow better visibility of text on screen
  • Bug fix for removing attached files in Workpack Review and Approval (OIE and IE)
  • Bug fix for display of Insulation tables in Admin

REVISION 3.13.0 - 28 September 2022

OIE Anomaly Rejection

This update allows the OIE to reject an anomaly back to the NDT Technician / Inspector.

In addition, several minor changes have been made to the Workpack Creation screens, ensuring consistency, and some minor bugs have also been resolved.

REVISION 3.12.0 - 20 September 2022

Onshore Inspector Qualifications

This update captures an onshore requirement whereby Inspector and Technician qualifications are recorded in the Inspection Report.

REVISION 3.10.0 - 24 August 2022

This update enhances the look and feel of the Condition Dashboard. The Anomaly Overview Dashboard has also been altered, excluding anomalies at still being held with OIE or Tech users in some of the figures shown. The Anomaly Overview dashboard has also been enhanced to exclude from the count, those anomalies raised but not yet reviewed.

In addition various screens have been updated to the new grid format and some minor bugs have been rectified.

REVISION 3.9.0 - 23 August 2022

Penetration Feature Update

This update captures an enhancement to the inspection process for deck & bulkhead penetrations, which are treated as piping inspection features.

Where visual inspections previously recorded condition only, the update allows recording of whether the penetration seal was removed or not.

The Penetration Registers will now automatically record the date on which the seal was last removed.

REVISION 3.8.0 - 11 August 2022

Trunnion Register Update

This update captures an enhancement to Trunnion Register, where all Borescope Inspection fields will now include details from the last borescope inspection carried out on that feature.

Previously, if a visual inspection was carried out and no borescope, the old borescope results would be overwritten, resulting in blank fields.

REVISION 3.7.0 - 20 July 2022

RBA Update

This update has enhanced the workflow in the RBA module and the Written Scheme process for workpack creation. Also, several amendments to the screens in the RBA workflow have been implemented, prompted by user feedback.

In addition, a REST API has been developed for access to anomaly data within PIM Optimum, allowing clients to easily integrate PIM Optimum data into their internal systems.

REVISION 3.6.0 - 15 July 2022

This update allows the OIE to add a comment to planned inspections, which will then be automatically inserted to the draft Certificate of Examination report.

A minor enhancement allowing Admin users to easily set the inspection sequence of line features is also included in this update.

REVISION 3.5.1 - 29 June 2022

Insulation Status and CUI Register

This update adds a new field 'Insulation Status' to visual inspections at line and vessel area levels. This new field will then update the data shown in the CUI Register.

In addition, there are several other minor enhancements.

REVISION 3.4.3 - 30 May 2022

Client Specific Threats for RBA

This update adds functionality for RBA threats to be specific to clients individual requirements, as well as some minor bug fixes.

REVISION 3.4.0 - 25 May 2022

Inspection by Main Line

This update introduces the Main Line into the workpack and inspection workflow, including the tablet app for inspections, as well as some minor updates, adding Post FM inspection technique for adhoc inspections and an Admin function for bulk uploading files against equipment.

REVISION 3.2.0 - 22 March 2022

The main enhancement in this release is the introduction of Feature Specific Inspections, where additional details are recorded against trunnions, penetrations and supports and any visual inspections that are carried out on them.

There are also some additional enhancements included, being: Techs creating anomalies; pulling photos from inspection to an anomaly; Header & Equipment details being added to RAD and EC inspections.

REVISION 3.1.23 - 17 March 2022

This release contains a further update to the RBA Report grid, splitting of CUI inspections in the CUI Register, an administration function to amend Risk Expiry dates for anomalies as well as some bug fixes.

REVISION 3.1.20 - 10 March 2022

This update contains an Administration feature that allows the upload of historic CUI inspection results from Excel.

REVISION 3.1.13 - 7 March 2022

This release contains the addition of Condition details to RBA Report grid, update to Condition display in the Condition dashboard as well as modifying the Equipment Data Upload to record individual changes in the Change History for that equipment.

REVISION 3.1.9 - 14 February 2022

Various Enhancements

Pipework Overview Register

A new register, Pipework Overview, has been added under the Registers menu. This will be available to all users that currently have access to the current CUI Register and has been added to primarily assist with the completion of RBAs.

It displays similar information as in the current CUI Register, but shows the information for all in- service lines for the selected Corrosion Circuit, regardless of their insulation status. Also, the Live Anomalies column show all types of anomalies, not just those of a CUI type.

As with the CUI Register, users can drill-down to feature level on a line.

Anomaly Defect – new MMS Reference field (OIE/IE/Client/RC/FMC)

Under the Defect details of an anomaly, a new optional field MMS Reference has been added. This field will be used to record the reference to corrective actions raised in the Maintenance Management System (MMS).

CoE Completion and Approval (IE)

On the grid on the home screen, a new column, System Group has been added.

CoE Review and Sign Off (CE)

On the grid on the home screen, a new column, Approval Date has been added.

Data Upload – Equipment

A change has been made to the upload of equipment data to ensure that duplicate entries cannot be loaded. Unfortunately, this is quite an intensive process, so the amount of records per upload has been limited to 3500 rows.

REVISION 3.1 - January 2022


Two new registers have been added under the Registers menu for DLR Monitors and Defect Monitors. These are available to all users that currently have access to the Anomaly Register.

DLR Monitors and Defect Monitors

Both registers display a grid of all live monitors, displaying their latest details. On opening an individual record, the users will be able to see further details of that monitor including history, photos, files and comments.

Other Updates

Vessel Register

In addition, the column Category has been added to the vessel register to display if the vessel is Major or Minor.

Associated PSV field

This field has been added to pipework and is displayed in the appropriate equipment register, and is also added to Equipment Admin and Data Upload sections.

REVISION 3.0 - October 2021

Introduction of the RBA module for vessels and pipework.

REVISION 2.9 - October 2021

This update contains a reporting feature that allows downloading multiple reports or report files as zip archives.

REVISION 2.8 - October 2021

This update contains an administration feature that allows the upload of historic inspection results from Excel.



This minor revision will allow users with OIE and Tech roles to delete Adhoc Inspections that have been created in error.

Changes to Inspection in Progress (OIE and Tech)

Under the Inspection in Progress home page for OIE and Tech roles, a new column ‘Remove’ has been added to the end of the grid (depending on your screen resolution you may have to scroll to view it). If applicable, a bin icon will appear to allow the user to delete the inspection.

Note that this function:

  • is only available for Adhoc Inspections

  • only available to the user that created the inspection, or a System Administrator
    To use the function simply click on the icon. A warning will be displayed asking the user to confirm

    they want to delete the inspection.

    Use with caution, the data cannot be recovered.

REVISION 2.7.0 - JULY 2021


This revision will enhance the CUI workpack creation and inspection process, as well as adding a CUI Register for improved visibility at line, vessel, and feature levels.

This release note will highlight changes to the existing software. Steps/sections that are not mentioned in this document will work in the same way as the current software.

Changes to Equipment Data and Inspection Codes


The following fields, previously pulled from the associated Process Stream, have been added to Pipework. Population of these fields will be carried out at a later date:

  • Operating Temperature Min

  • Operating Temperature Max

  • Operating Pressure Min

  • Operating Pressure Max


The field Insulation Purpose is now mandatory. For all vessels where this was not populated this has been set to Unknown.

A new optional field Platform has been added.

Inspection Results

For inspections where Insulation Condition was collected the option Not Insulated has been changed to Not Required.

CUI Inspection Process

Workpack Creation (WPC)


In this section, the WPC must select the workpack type which will dictate the types of inspection that can be carried out within that workpack. Once saved, this cannot be changed.

  • Regular – GVI, CVI, IVI, BOR, RAD, UT, IRIS, DPI, MPI EC, Other

  • CUI – Therm, Pre-strip CVI, Post-strip CUI, UT, RAD, Reinstate CVI, Other

Item Selection - CUI

  • Pipework
    • Only Lines or Features of Lines where the Insulation Purpose field is not set to NI or is blank will appear for selection
  • Vessels
    • Only Areas and Features of Vessels where the insulation Purpose is not equal NI or is blank will appear for selection *

Technique Allocation and Review - CUI

  • Pipework
    • For Visual type inspections, the user can select a line/s and, optionally, any feature of those selected lines

    • For all other types (NDT) they must select 1 feature

  • Vessels
    • For Visual type inspections the user can select an area/s and, optionally, any feature of those selected areas

    • For all other types (NDT) they must select at least 1 feature

Technique Allocation and Review - Regular

A minor change has been made here for all Visual type inspections and the option to have these only containing Features has been removed. Therefore, these can be created at:

  • Line level only

  • Line and Feature level

Inspection Awaiting Implementation (OIE)

Currently, apart from UT, the new CUI Inspection techniques cannot be allocated to Tablet and must be input using the web software. This functionality will follow shortly.

* Where the Insulation Purpose of a Vessel is Not Insulated the WPC will see no rows in the grid

Inspection in Progress (Tech and OIE)

There are no changes to the inspections allocated to a Regular workpack, as well as UT, RAD and Other under CUI workpacks.


The Inspection Reports are updated to show the new fields collected in the process above.

CUI Register

Under the main Registers option on the main menu, CUI Register will be available to users that have been granted access to it. Please note that this Register is gathering a lot of information and can take a while to load.

The register is a grid of all active pipework and vessels where Insulation Condition is not blank or set to NI (Not Insulated). You can drilldown on each Vessel/Line to see further detail at Feature level. If you are doing this it is a good idea to right-click the link and open in a new tab – this will save reloading the main CUI Register when you want to return to it.

REVISION 2.6.4 – MAY 2021

Under the Asset Register section a new tab has been added to the registers for Pipework, Vessels and Structures. This tab will display a grid of wall thickness results, that have been recorded from UT and RAD inspections, against all features for that piece of equipment.


Inspection in Progress (OIE / Tech)

UT, IRIS, DPI, MPI – Header and Equipment

A change has been made to this section for the following inspection types:

  • UT
  • IRIS
  • DPI
  • MPI

In line with the Tablet app, Header and Equipment details are now required to be input prior to recording inspection results when using the web-based application. The user will be asked to confirm the Equipment details each time they access the inspection tab. The Header and Equipment details will not be displayed in subsequent screens in the workflow but will be added to the Inspection Reports once generated.

For any of these inspection types that are carried out on the tablet, once synced, the Header details will be displayed on the web but the Equipment tab will remain hidden from view.


  • New Grids - Fixing columns. As per the previous release, we are continuing to roll out the new grid (tables) format, which is now available in Workpack Creation.
  • In all new grids we have added a function for the user to fix the position of columns so that they always appear on the screen even when you scroll to the right. Users can fix one or more columns to either the left or right side. Please note that this function is temporary so if you refresh the screen or close it and return to it, then these settings are not retained.
  • To Fix a column right-click the column heading, select ‘Fix’ then ‘To the left’ or ‘To the right’.
  • Search Parameters - Another feature (that was already implemented but we forgot to highlight) was that users can specify certain search parameters in the free text section by clicking on the looking glass.
  • Workpack Creation (WPC) - We have also updated the Workpack Creation screens for the WPC role. As well as adding in the new grids for Item Selection and Technique Allocation sections, we have improved the interaction between the various sections.
  • Also, in the Information section, if the user attempts to leave the section without saving any unsaved data a warning will be displayed at the top of the screen.


  • New Grids - We are slowly rolling out new a grid (tables) format, currently available in the Asset and Feature Registers.
  • New Graphs - We have also updated the format of the graphs used in the Inspection and the Anomaly Dashboards.


  • Added specific pipework feature registers (trunnions, supports and penetrations) as well as enhancing the overall pipework feature register
  • Enhanced dashboard graphs and some tables giving the user more flexibility and features


  • Added Adhoc Inspection feature, allowing inspection results to be recorded without the need of workpack creation


  • Client specific option added to enable switch to extended endorsement workflow for anomalies
  • Admin section enhanced as well as adding functionality to bulk upload equipment details


  • Updated look and layout
  • Software is now client specific rather than asset specific
  • Read-only version of each user role
  • Inspection results can be reviewed line-by-line to avoid bottle-neck in workflow
  • Multi file/photo upload function
  • Client specific anomaly matrix
  • Simplified process for Repair Coordinator (RC) handling repairs
  • Addition of Asset Register giving users a central point to view equipment details and associated reports
  • Anomaly register enhanced with improved detail with ability to review risk assessment
  • Added numerous charts in Anomaly Dashboard section
  • Enhanced drill-down on Condition Dashboard

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