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Trinity Consultants, Inc.® (Trinity), an international environmental, heath, and safety (EHS) consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, announces its acquisition of TGB Partnership of Hillsborough, North Carolina. TGB is a »
IntroductionIn September 2015, the International Organization for Standardization published an updated version of the ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) standard. The revised standard (ISO 14001:2015) requires that current certificate »
Are you one of the many organizations that made early investments in the EHS management information system (EMIS) marketplace? Is your EMIS deployment starting to feel outdated, underutilized, or simply out of touch with your organization's »
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This guide was prepared for environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) managers, or their counterparts, who are investigating solutions for EH&S information management. Developed by T3, a multidisciplinary organization focused solely on providing EH&S information solutions to industry, this guide focuses on our experience assisting clients, as well as accepted practices within the information systems and management consulting fields for a wide range of solutions. Whether the project is to be managed by internal staff, an outside consultant, or more commonly, a combination of the two, these concepts will assist you in identifying and implementing a solution that achieves stated objectives, is deployed on time and within budget, and has a high utilization rate. EMIS investigation topics include: Planning Selection Implementation Maintenance Within this document, the term EMIS refers to an integrated system implemented at a large single site or across multiple sites that can manage data for multiple environmental media as well as health and safety requirements. Although commercial software products form the backbone of most EMIS solutions, discussions include the usage of mobile technologies for gathering and managing field data and the issues and possibilities associated with custom solutions as well. Request the A Manager's Guide to EMIS
Established in 1995, T3® is a division of Trinity Consultants that develops information technology solutions for EHS management. With exceptional knowledge in regulatory requirements, information technology, and industry practices, T3 is ideally suited to provide cost-effective solutions to industry’s challenging EHS data management requirements. From software for mobile devices to custom, desktop solutions for a single user, to enterprise-wide EHS management information systems, T3 helps organizations plan and implement an appropriate solution that meets their needs with respect to functionality, timing, budget, and integration with legacy systems. Enabling EHS Business Processes T3 has an intimate understanding of the regulatory, technological, and human aspects of EHS data management. Our team of EHS and IT professionals, with a broad range of experience including air, water, waste, industrial hygiene, health, safety, and environmental management systems, partners with you to clarify objectives and recommend technology solutions for improvement. Air Emissions Tracking Regulatory Reports Task Management Water Quality Waste Management Health & Safety Management of Change and Risk Management Metrics & Sustainability Information Technology Services T3 works closely with clients to ensure that EHS and business objectives are met through the design and implementation of innovative, cost effective EHS information management solutions. We focus on finding the best fit solution based on a needs analysis that is designed to uncover client objectives and priorities. Strategy & Planning Implementation Technology Development Operation & Maintenance System Integration Data Analytics Technology T3’s versatile, powerful solutions are available in four general categories that address the requirements of virtually any organization. Commercial EHS Software Microsoft® Solutions Mobile Technology Custom Applications Resources Technical Papers and Presentations A Manager’s Guide to EMIS Contact T3 to learn more about our broad range of EHS information management solutions and technologies. Microsoft, SharePoint, Excel, and Access are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Technology can be a powerful tool when applied strategically and to the correct scale. It creates bridges for sharing information among different systems, standardizes business processes across multiple departments, and streamlines tasks to increase productivity. T3 has unparalleled expertise in the design and implementation of innovative and cost-effective EH&S information management solutions. Together we can answer the question - what can technology do for you? Air Emissions Tracking The burden of collecting, managing, and calculating air emissions data is a constant challenge for industrial facilities. Technology provides a streamlined approach to reduce this burden. Users have access to the data in real-time, receive alerts when data is missing or exceeds regulatory limits, and reduce input errors and risk through automated data collection. These checks and balances provided by technology reduce risk and improve productivity. Streamline and automate EHS workflow and calculations Receive alerts when data is missing, bad quality or exceeds regulatory limits Reduce input data redundancy and calculation errors Generate regulatory outputs (state emissions inventory, Toxic Release Inventory) Real-time decision making with dashboards Generate emission calculation outputs for specific regulatory needs such as GHG Technology Solutions: Commercial enterprise solutions Data Integration & Automation (DIA) application Mobile solutions for collecting data in the field TankESP and Trinity's Tank Tool for tank emission calculations SANGEA GHG reporting tool for oil and gas Regulatory Reports Demonstrating compliance is a requirement of doing business. With multiple stakeholders from the US EPA to internal organization stakeholders on a geographical, business unit, and/or facility level, organizations are generating more and more reports. Reporting has become as burdensome as collecting and managing the data itself. Introducing technology allows you to manage all of your compliance-related information in one central location. It gives you the ability pull reports faster, standardize or customize reports, and provide an audit trail. Integrating multiple data systems creates an optimized EHS workflow that provides a comprehensive view of the compliance health of operations to the EHS leadership. EHS managers are then able to proactively deal with non-compliance issues. Reduce time spent generating tedious regulatory reports Tailor any regulatory report to your preferred format as well as EPA desired format, such as EPA Form R, DMR, Tier II Chemical Inventory, Title V Deviation Report, Subpart W GHG Improve auditability and data alignment between various regulatory outputs Automate task summary reports and email reports to responsible parties Manage all compliance-related information in one central location Technology Solutions: Commercial enterprise solutions Custom compliance solutions Microsoft® solutions using SharePoint®, Excel®, and/or Access® SANGEA for oil and gas GHG emission reporting Task Management Managing compliance and project tasks can be overwhelming - scheduling tasks, following up, and tracking completion. Technology can help managers stay organized and promotes accountability of task owners. This efficiency then allows the managers to focus on other responsibilities. EMIS software products allow users to schedule automatic reminders to complete tasks and receive notifications when tasks are completed. Online task management allows users to monitor task progress in a real-time manner. This critical information can be used to avoid any non-compliance and ensure progress towards EHS reporting deadlines. This information can be used to improve on EHS workflow and create a motivated EHS team. Assign tasks to people and automate reminders Receive notifications when tasks are completed Review compliance applicability and task assignment in real-time View progress reports at a high level or drill down for detail Track team progress and project costs Visualize project progress through charts and tables Technology Solutions: Commercial enterprise solutions Custom compliance solutions Microsoft® solutions using SharePoint®, Excel®, and/or Access® Water Quality Each media has its own challenges. To demonstrate good water stewardship, facilities can use technology for asset management of water samples, chain of custody, and permit audit trails. Standardized water sample data collection and a centralized repository for facility data and sampling locations streamlines reporting functions, and schedules. Users are notified on when to collect samples, and alerted when contaminant concentrations in the samples have exceeded compliance limits. With a graphical dashboard or summary view, users can easily view water quality compliance indicators across multiple facilities and geographical areas. Demonstrate good water stewardship Manage water samples efficiently Streamline water management with a centralized repository for facilities data and sampling locations Standardize collection format, data format, and reports Notify users when sample collection is due Schedule sample-related activities Receive alerts when water samples exceed compliant levels View water quality across multiple facilities, sites, and regions using dashboards Create of Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) and Self-Monitoring Reports (SMRFs) Technology Solutions: Commercial enterprise solutions Custom compliance solutions Waste Management Regulatory obligations require an improvement of the waste management processes and proper monitoring of the waste through the complete life-cycle (transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal). This can be challenging as there could be a need to manage multiple waste types, classifications, permits, transportation methods and shipment locations. Technology solutions can streamline the collection, management, and tracking of data to demonstrate compliance with hazardous waste regulations. Through technology, users can view both a summary of all operations as well as report on a specific waste profile. Automate processes and calculations for Waste Manifest and Toxic Release Inventory reporting Generate regulatory output formats Track and manage waste types, quantities, classifications, and permits through all stages View, identify, and track waste sources Report on a specific waste profile – waste classification, container information, shipment information Technology Solutions: Commercial enterprise solutions Custom compliance solutions Health and Safety Every organization has goals to enhance workplace safety and foster a safety culture. However, the reality is incidents happen whether it is a near-miss or more dangerous event. Safety managers need accurate and timely incident and event data to reduce operating risks. Technology provides the functionality managers a need to track events, identify trends, and prevent incidents. Incident reports can be completed in real time using mobile applications to collect data. Standardized mobile forms prompt users to ask the correct questions, allow for consistent tracking across departments, and enable consistent investigations. Reports can be automatically generated to notify supervisors of incidents and show high-level insights on all incidents. Manage incidents, near-misses, dangerous conditions View safety and incident data in real-time Reduce operating risks and prevent incidents by identifying trends Standardize forms for consistent tracking of incidents and events across departments Create dynamic checklists with prompts to ask approved questions to perform consistent investigations Automate incident notifications View all incidents and events across multiple facilities, sites, and regions using dashboards Technology Solutions: Commercial enterprise solutions Management of Change and Risk Management In order to ensure compliance with EPA's RMP and OSHA's PSM program requirements, it is imperative that a proper Management of Change (MOC) process be in place. Lack of or dysfunctional MOC process can lead to unintended consequences by invalidating other safety measures or creating new hazards. Technology solutions available offer workflow management capabilities that allow for a blend-in of the users, existing systems, and existing processes to streamline the workflow and address any gaps. Initiate and track a MOC request, assign MOC numbers and reviewer Coordinate reviewer approvals Email reminders or notifications to managers for overdue MOC task elements MOC records management Create and reuse MOC workflows for efficiency improvements Ensure EHS Compliance and Safety assurance for a corporation Reduction in liabilities associated with EHS non-compliance Technology Solutions: Commercial enterprise solutions SharePoint® Solutions Metrics and Sustainability There is increasing demand for data on social and environmental performance so management can identify and document areas of improved performance across the entire organization. Technology simplifies operations monitoring, provides standardized reports to compare year to year, and identifies performance risks for better strategic decision-making. An integrated system allows manage to analyze, report, and share sustainability metrics from one database. With little effort, reports can be easily created for internal stakeholders or submitted to voluntary sustainability standards organizations. Customize format reports and plots for corporate reporting and investor communication Build consistent reports to compare year over year and across regions or countries Analyze and share sustainability metrics Identify trends using visual reports, charts, and dashboards Create correctly formatted reports for voluntary standards, such as ISO 14001, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and Carbon Disclosure Project Technology Solutions: Commercial enterprise solutions Microsoft, SharePoint, Excel, and Access are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
This page includes news, technical papers, and presentations related to EHS Information Technology. For more information about T3's EHS information management solutions, contact Jason Schmitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. 9/28/2016 Can Technology Help EHSQ and Improve Profits? 4/27/2016 API Releases SANGEA 4.2 for Standardized GHG Emissions Reporting 2/23/2015 Trinity Consultants/T3 Recognized as Top Performer for Air Emissions and Permit Management Capabilities in Global EHS Survey 11/1/2014 "Optimizing Emissions Reporting," published in Hydrocarbon Engineering, November 1, 2014. 4/22/2014 Multiple Business Drivers Trigger EH&S Software Investments 3/2/2014 Introducing Compliance Sentinel™ for Compliance and Task Management 2/5/2014 EPA Moves Forward with Developing the Hazardous Waste e-Manifest System 11/1/2013 T3 Pocket Solutions Reborn 10/1/2013 "API Releases SANGEA 4.1 for Standardized GHG Emissions Reporting," published in Environmental Quarterly, October 1, 2013 7/16/2013 EMIS Business Justification 3/27/2013 Leveraging Modern Technology for EMIS Usability and User Adoption 2/19/2013 "Leveraging Standard Microsoft® Software to Manage EHS Compliance," published in Environmental Quarterly, February 19, 2013 10/15/2012 "Standard Microsoft Solutions for EHS Compliance Management Needs," presented at the Annual AFPM Environmental Conference in Denver, CO 10/1/2012 Building A Compliance Management Solution Using Microsoft® Software 9/15/2012 "SANGEA 4.0-Facilitating Standardization of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Quantification for the Petroleum Industry," presented at the 20th International Emissions Inventory Conference in Tampa, FL 9/1/2012 EMIS Case Study: Creating an Automated and Sustainable Solution for Oil & Gas Management Reporting 7/10/2012 "New SANGEA Tool Enables Standardized GHG Emissions Reporting," published in Environmental Quarterly, July 10, 2013 8/9/2011 "Bar Code Functionality Enhances EH&S Data Management", published in Environmental Quarterly, August, 9, 2011. 1/27/2011 "OSHA Increases Enforcement Pressure", published in Environmental Quarterly, January, 27, 2011. 10/5/2010 "Should Your Company Be Conducting Life Cycle Analyses?", published in Environmental Quarterly, October, 5, 2010. 12/30/2009 "Using Your EMS to Improve Energy Efficiency", published in Environmental Quarterly, December 30, 2009. 10/1/2009 "Fine-Tuning EH&S Performance with Technology," published in Environmental Quarterly, October, 1, 2009. 4/1/2009 "Facilitating Compliance with Consent Decree Requirements using an EMIS," published in Environmental Quarterly, April, 1, 2009. 4/15/2008 "Harnessing Technology for Environmental Performance Management," presented at the 2008 ESS EXPO 12/1/2007 "Climate Change Debates," published in Hydrocarbon Engineering, December 2007 5/16/2007 "Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Case Study of Development of Data Collection Tool," presented at the 2007 U.S. EPA International Emissions Inventory Conference 4/1/2007 "On the Road to Greater Compliance," published in Environmental Protection, April 2007 2/16/2007 "Refining a Monitoring System (Managing CEMS at a Texas-sized Refinery)," published in Pollution Engineering, February, 1, 2007 11/9/2006 "The State of the EMIS Industry," presented at the 2006 MN Conference on the Environment 10/6/2006 "Sarbanes-Oxley as a Driver for Corporate EHS Compliance," presented at the 2006 ESS Expo conference 9/18/2006 "Managing Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems," presented at the 2006 NPRA Environmental conference 1/24/2006 "Attributes of a Robust Technology-Leveraging Compliance Assurance System," presented at the 2006 EUEC conference 9/28/2005 "Environmental Compliance and Sarbanes-Oxley," presented at the 2005 NCASI West Coast regional meeting 9/28/2005 "Considerations for Selection and Implementation of an EMIS," presented at the 2005 NCASI West Coast regional meeting 9/20/2005 "Demonstrating Compliance Through Integration of Continuous Monitoring Data with Environmental Management Information Systems," presented at the 2005 NPRA Environmental conference 9/27/2004 "Implementing a Multi-Refinery Environmental Data Management System at Shell Oil Products U.S.," presented at the 2004 NPRA Environmental Conference 6/10/2004 "Needs Assessment and System Selection for an EMIS," presented at AWMA 2004 annual conference 10/1/2002 "Mastering Environmental Tasks Using Compliance Management Tools," published in Chemical Engineering, October 2002 2/01/2002 "Wireless Record Keeping – Field Applications," published in Pit and Quarry, February 2002 11/1/2001 "Title V Toolbox: Utilizing Compliance Management Tools to Simplify Title V Compliance Certification," published in Environmental Protection, November 2001
In today’s competitive arena, many business drivers compel managers to implement EHS management information systems (EMIS). Topping the list is the significant burden and risk related to regulatory compliance demonstration associated with federal and state regulatory programs. It comes as no surprise that the risk of fines and negative publicity associated with compliance audits is driving many companies to implement IT systems that facilitate environmental reporting and data management. The decision makers for these projects, such as EHS department heads and CEOs, must ensure that good strategy and planning takes place before committing resources to implementation projects. Unmatched expertise T3’s powerful combination of EHS professionals and IT experts is unmatched in applying technology to solve industry’s EHS information management challenges. We have designed and implemented more EHS information management solutions than any other consulting firm in the industry. In every way, T3 is committed to helping you achieve the highest standards of business performance and environmental responsibility. Strategy & Planning While the concept of EHS information technology varies from company to company, it typically involves the use of technology to enable EHS business processes and manage critical EHS data for recordkeeping and reporting. Some facilities choose simple systems to track data and generate required reports, while other organizations have greater information management requirements and need a more complex, multi-facility installation. Technology can enhance business processes, work practices, and ultimately, profitability. It can consist of a step change or a quantum leap from previous practices, depending on factors such as compliance requirements, information technology issues, and budgetary constraints. Find the right fit Proper planning and system selection are imperative in laying a proper foundation for any information technology implementation. T3 has over two decades of experience implementing numerous tools available in the market today. Using our proven needs assessment process, we will help you identify the right people to involve in the project and recommend the solution type and scope . Our structured system selection process, refined by hundreds of projects, guides clients through exercises to identify their true EHS needs and narrows the field to a handful of systems. We work with your stakeholders including IT and contracting to select the technologies and develop a comprehensive implementation plan. Taking the time to properly plan and select a solution puts you one step closer to a successful implementation and can save thousands of dollars by not implementing unnecessary functionality, avoiding rework, or searching for another software after implementation to fulfill unmet needs. Together we can strategize around aligning corporate objectives with EHS needs while planning for an EMIS implementation success. Implementation Once a solution has been selected, ,the next step is the implementation. The implementation plan will serve as the guiding project document that defines the overall strategy, resources, roles and responsibilities, scope, schedule, and budget. Implementation projects consist of numerous tasks that can be performed by various resources. These tasks include design, data discovery, system configuration, systems integration, custom reporting, testing, training, and deployment. Our approach Our project managers work closely with our clients to ensure the plan is relentlessly management and executed. Moreover, we look for and mitigate the project risks before they result in a material impact to the project. For more than 20 years, T3 has implemented technology solutions for companies, large and small. Our well-tested project management methodology is designed to keep team members on track and ensure that expectations are clearly defined and scope changes are documented. Using the needs assessment as the blueprint for the implementation strategy and deployment approach, T3 focuses on three areas to ensure implementation success. People - Any technology project results in change. Organizational change management is one of the most important and overlooked concepts of a technology project. Successful implementation depends on qualified, trained people who are willing and able to accept change. T3 works with our clients to develop and implement a change strategy to ensure change will be accepted in the organization. This strategy typically includes consistent and clear communications, solicitation of input, and proper training. Process - Technology enables business processes. T3 emphasizes the development of EHS business processes that will effectively work with the technology and defined organizational roles. In some cases we are tweaking existing business processes and in others we are helping to develop transformational compliance business processes. Either way, T3 focuses on meeting the strategic vision for how technology is used to enhance and improve day-to-day EHS management activities. These business workflows will serve as the centerpiece for system development for each of the identified business processes and associated technology development. Technology – From day one, T3 is focusing on selecting and implementing the most appropriate and sustainable technology that meets the strategic vision and documented needs. During selection, we help customers weigh the benefits and value versus the needs. During implementation, T3 helps customers configure and deploy the technology to balance technology benefits vs. level of effort to implement and sustain. Technology Development In some cases, commercial software does not meet all of the EHS information management needs of every company. There are times when an organization’s budget, timeframe, or objectives dictate an individualized system. T3 provides custom compliance solutions that give EHS and operations personnel the ability to streamline procedures, enhance compliance demonstration capabilities, reduce errors, and increase productivity. Benefits of custom EHS technology solutions include: A custom-tailored, quick turnaround solution that is based on specific processes and objectives Minimized costs due to carefully specified functionality Solution ownership that enables organizations to make updates as needed Focused and flexible Below is just a sampling of the EHS tasks that can be optimized with custom tools: Regulatory applicability and auditing Emissions tracking Title V compliance management Health effects screening Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction (SSM) management A custom solution can be Web-based or stand-alone, use a variety of platforms, (such as Microsoft Excel or SharePoint), integrate with mobile devices and/or EMIS solutions, or fill one or more EHS needs related to compliance task management or emissions reporting. Each custom solution will be unique to the client’s needs. Operation & Maintenance Solutions implemented or developed require periodic maintenance and check-up to ensure that the solution is current and up to date in regards to operations and EHS needs. These services are also important to help users take ownership of implemented solutions. T3 offers support and maintenance services to ensure your technology solution is sustainable. These services revolve around training system users, ensuring that all queries are answered in a timely manner, and offering additional resources to help with meeting regulatory deadlines. T3 seeks to achieve efficiency in time intensive data entry activities via automation scripts to bulk load data. Operational and maintenance support services from T3 include: Data input and report generation System updates due to operation or regulatory changes Data improvement projects Training related user queries or refresher training System Integration For the majority of implementation projects, no one commercial EMIS solution can meet all business objectives, requiring customization or development of a bridge tool to fill in the gaps. This bridge tool could be a custom tool or existing system. Non-EHS systems such as operation data management systems can also be leveraged to capture data for the EHS systems thereby reducing the training curve for the users and optimizing workflows. System integrations seek to address the workflow challenges in EMIS implementation projects by streamlining data entry workflow and reducing manual entry and errors. Depending on the complexity of the approach used for data integration, the additional middleware programming interfaces may be needed to process and aggregate data into a structure that can be readily consumed by the EMIS. Middleware connection applications can be very specific to the customer requirements and therefore can range from simple SQL based procedures to custom .NET based programming code that reads the source system and publishes equipment attributes and transactions related data to the Secure FTP. These middleware applications can be homegrown or available as a tool from the implementer. The primary objectives of these tools are to aggregate data and to ensure that data is clean and usable for reporting and calculation needs. System integration services from T3 include: Identification and evaluation of the source systems Coordinating the integration effort with IT staff Mapping of fields to be integrated Redesigning the EHS workflow with new source systems Designing and automating data QA and validation logic Troubleshooting any broken data connections Data Analytics EHS data captured in any solution can be sliced and diced into various formats for additional analysis and decision-making. This data could range from raw data inputs or calculated emissions for individual equipment to formatted outputs for regulatory needs. This data can also be presented in a real-time graphical view of an organization’s EHS health on a dashboard. Dashboards can be customized to the user’s role and can include items such as number of open overdue tasks, percentage of closed tasks, emissions summary by facility, graphical view of emissions over a period of time, and so on. The reporting formats and data aggregation needed for various regulatory and corporate reporting can be very specific and complex. Some commonly needed formats include: EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory Discharge Monitoring Reports State air emission inventory Title V compliance certification and deviation reports EPA’s Mandatory Reporting Rule Tier I/II Chemical Inventory reports Self-monitoring reports Key performance, metrics, and scorecards Comparisons of current to previous years for trend analysis Rollup real-time graphic dashboards Data exports for further analysis (xls, civ, txt, xml, etc) T3 can assist with automating these EHS outputs by using data from the technology solution. Contact T3 to learn more about our EHS Information Technology services. If you need a quicker response, please call us at (972) 661-8121.
There are many reasons organizations turn to technology, whether the goal is to reduce the burden of day-to-day compliance management activities or to assist in achieving a strategic vision. For over 20 years, T3 has been helping industry identify and implement an appropriate solution to meet their needs in respect to functionality, timing, budget, and integration with legacy systems. Commercial EHS Software T3 partners with a number of software vendors who develop solutions to meet your environmental management needs. We work with these partners to identify and implement a solution specific to your unique needs. Our Partners T3 objectively evaluates commercial software based on our client’s technology environment and functional requirements. We receive no royalties for recommending particular products. Several software developers that we work with are listed below. Learn more about T3’s enterprise solutions capabilities. Enablon is a leader in Sustainability Performance Management Software offering complete and integrated software solutions and on-demand services for: 1) Corporate Responsibility, 2) Sustainable Supply Chain, 3) QEHS Performance, 4) Energy Efficiency and Carbon Management, 5) Risk Management, Internal Control and Audit, and 6) Corporate Governance and Legal Management. Enviance is a leader in cloud-based Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) software. Deployed by half of the Top 10 Fortune 100 companies, Enviance is the world’s most complete EH&S system: proven to save lives, protect worker health, raise productivity, improve metrics, reduce costs and mitigate compliance-related risk. All with 100% configurability. See why EH&S success starts with Enviance at enviance.com. EtQ is a technology and services company serving the needs of large organizations for Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety, Risk and Compliance Management. EtQ offers enterprise software applications that help the largest global companies adapt, configure, and automate their unique quality, EHS, risk and compliance business processes. It applications enable the workforce to manage its daily activities while providing executives visibility into the performance of quality, risk, compliance and sustainability initiatives across their entire organization. Gensuite helps enterprises manage risk and compliance across key enterprise functions including, environmental, health, and safety; sustainability; quality; security/crisis management; supplier risk; product stewardship; and more. The Gensuite system is proven to reduce risks, enhance operational excellence and improve performance. For more than 30 years Sphera Solutions has been committed to creating a safer, more sustainable and productive world by advancing operational excellence. Sphera is the largest global provider of software and information services in the operational risk, environmental performance and product stewardship markets, serving more than 2,500 customers and over 1 million individual users across 70 countries. Learn more at www.spherasolutions.com. Intelex's web-based management systems optimize business performance, enable regulatory compliance, and streamline ISO initiatives. They offer a complete EHSQ suite and have over 1000 clients globally. They also own Ecocion that adds to their O&G EHS capabilities for emission calculations and automated compliance. Intelex also partners with regulatory content providers such as RegScan to help with regulatory applicability analysis. Founded in 2001, Perillon Software Inc. provides comprehensive EHS Compliance and Risk Management software, efficiently connecting hundreds of employees across all levels of a global enterprise. Our flexible and simplified solutions, now with the convenience of mobility, enable organizational transparency, increased awareness, and proactive prevention of unwanted events. Perillon’s quick, systemized implementation and flexible data visualization increase productivity, save time, and reduce risk, setting a new standard for how managers meet EHS responsibilities. regAction is the original provider of EMIS SaaS and Intranet Enterprise Compliance Software. It is a powerful online environmental information and safety management and compliance system developed to provide environmental and safety professionals and managers with instant access to information and support tools vital to regulatory compliance, stewardship and reporting efforts. Equipped with a robust set of interactive modules, regAction empowers you with a comprehensive environmental management solution. Through its mobile interface, regAction has become the technology leader in providing an Information Management System Software as a "True" Service. Microsoft® Solutions T3 can develop solutions using systems currently in place at your organization. Many custom solutions are built on Microsoft® platforms or use Microsoft applications. Most companies use Microsoft applications and have licenses for their employees. Since these applications are widely used, users are already familiar with navigating and using these applications requiring little or no training. T3’s Microsoft solutions are a cost-effective and budget friendly option to use technology to improve productivity. SharePoint® Solutions Need help with task management? T3 offers a regulatory compliance management system built on the Microsoft® SharePoint® platform. This platform smoothly integrates with the Microsoft Office environment and is ideal for customization. A regulatory compliance management system allows users to: Assign tasks to one or more individuals Associate tasks to an organizational unit (e.g., business line, plant, area, unit, source) Sort and filter tasks quickly Send automated email reminders of upcoming or missed deadlines, even to third party vendors Track comment history for each task Flag and document deviations associated with a task Download tasks to a spreadsheet This cost-effective solution promotes project transparency by keeping tasks and progress visible to all users. Visible progress helps maintain team motivation as well as drive advancement of initiatives, reduce administrative overhead for project managers and/or team leads, and create a historical record of project work. All users can see which tasks are pending or overdue, which ones have deviations, and identify the assignee or responsible official. Depending on your needs, Sharepoint can address the needs on the following three levels: General Compliance Management Legal Requirements Registry Compliance Calendar Compliance Task Management Records Management EHS Process Work Flows Incident Management Corrective Actions Audits and Inspections Safety Permits Agency Inspections EHS Training JHA / PSM EHS Information Repository Air Emissions Management Water Monitoring Results Waste Management OSHA Recordables Key Performance Indicators Learn more about T3’s regulatory compliance management system and task management solution. Excel® and Access Solutions Microsoft® Excel® is a very powerful tool that is extensively used in daily EHS work duties. The diversity of available standard or advanced functions, plus the add-in functions provided by third-party vendors, make it a perfect platform to develop tools to meet simple as well as relatively complex needs. Spreadsheet development is usually a quick turnaround and cheaper approach. It can be an ideal solution for tasks involving data manipulation, such as emission calculations, data summarization and reporting. Tasks that can be accomplished using spreadsheet development include: Data input validation Rich data manipulation functions (e.g., filtering, sorting, formatting, grouping printing) Powerful dynamic lookup functions Flexible data summary with pivot table Dashboard with abundant styles of charting functions Security capability in spreadsheets Data integration with process data historian systems, such as Honeywell® PHD, OSIsoft® PI, and Aspentech® IP 21 Communication (read, write, or even create) with external data (e.g., databases, xml files, other spreadsheets, or text files) Tasks automation and standardization with VBA codes Storage Tank Solutions TankESP TankESP is a tank emissions calculation program that uses the emission estimation procedures from Chapter 7 of U.S. EPA’s Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors (AP-42) for volatile organic chemical (VOC) emissions from storage tanks. The U.S. EPA is no longer supporting TANKS 4.09d, the emission calculation tool historically used for tank emissions, due to documented technical deficiencies, and no longer recommends its use. TankESP resolves the technical issues with TANKS 4.09d and provides additional functionality for non-routine emissions events. TankESP was developed by well-known tank expert Robert Ferry at TGB Partnership. As a partner and an authorized distributer, T3 provides license processing and implementation support for TankESP. We have extensive domain knowledge as well as experience using and implementing TankESP. We have implemented the well-established tank VOC emission calculation software, TankESP, for many industrial sites including petroleum refineries, chemical plants, and terminals. “Trinity Consultants/T3 exhibits the integrity and technical proficiency that I appreciate in a corporate partner, and I have the utmost trust in their capability to support my TankESP software.” – Rob Ferry Learn more about TankESP and our related tank emission services. Trinity's Tank Tool Companies are required to perform proper tank emission calculations based on the methodology provided in U.S. EPA’s Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors (AP-42). This complicated process was previously facilitated by EPA’s tanks emissions estimation software, TANKS 4.09d, however, in 2014, the EPA announced it would no longer maintain the TANKS model. To support industry’s needs, T3 developed and applied alternative tank emissions calculation tools for correct VOC emission calculation methods based on the algorithms specified in AP-42 Chapter 7, which EPA still recommends. Our solutions include well-designed Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheets and databases that can be incorporated into enterprise EMIS solutions. Learn more about Trinity’s tank tool for tank emissions calculation. Mobile Technology Gathering field data is a routine yet important requirement. T3 has developed mobile applications that turn mobile devices into powerful, economical tools for EHS and maintenance data gathering and reporting. Using mobile technology for collecting data provides important advantages over cumbersome paper-based systems, including: Reduced time and effort associated with recordkeeping and reporting Minimized risk of human error Easy transfer to database applications for storage and/or printing in various formats Automated calculations once data is collected Improved accuracy and consistency of recorded data VEMS The Visible Emissions Monitoring System (VEMS™) mobile application facilitates the collection of data on Google Android™ devices and provides Enterprise reporting and administration through a Web-based Interface. The tool can also be integrated seamlessly with EHS Management Information Systems (EMIS) and/or any other information management system. VEMS automates and simplifies recordkeeping and reporting required under U.S. EPA’s Reference Test Methods 9, 22, Performance Testing, and user-defined VE inspection methods for visual determination of emissions from stationary sources. Required records include the presence of visible emissions, quantification of visible emissions (opacity), and information such as emission location, approximate wind direction, estimated wind speed, sky condition, and plume background.In addition to the standard Visible Emission testing, Pressure Drop monitoring can be performed with the same tool as well as user-customized tests that can be defined in the Administrative Interface. Custom tests can be created with response types to define the type of answer expected from the user, including boolean values, text or character responses, and numeric values with associated limits.With VEMS, users can track observations back to particular individuals. The system provides a completion indication, letting the user know whether an observation is complete or incomplete, with a user name and date of original input. The system also provides a pass/fail rating for all tests and alerts the user if a test fails which can trigger subsequent follow-up tests. All tests can be scheduled for a variety of frequencies and durations to support the diverse conditions of operating permits. Routes can also be created and assigned to specific users to further increase efficiency. Custom Applications T3 is an industry leader specializing in developing and implementing automated compliance solutions. With this powerful combination of regulatory and technical expertise, we provide turnkey solutions that streamline our clients’ compliance-related practices. We have developed the broadest range of custom solutions, all designed to meet your exact needs and save you time and money. Data Integration and Automation (DIA) Application T3 developed the DIA application to automatically retrieve client specified data from process historians and transmit the results to a third-party EMIS. The DIA application can also perform the compliance related calculations and reporting functions as a standalone software product allowing users to: Manage the system hierarchy Organize emission sources for multiple sites Set system control information Add/modify process data tags Enter manual user activity data Create/update calculation equations and maintain constants Set limits for tag values and calculated results Generate reports Reduce the data and validation burden of emission calculations by automating the emissions calculation process for various reporting requirements with the DIA application. It can also send emails regarding data errors and changes made to equations, sources, and limits to designated recipients. Learn more about T3’s Data Integration and Automation application. SANGEA SANGEATM software is a tool designed to assist petroleum and natural gas companies with estimating, managing and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It can also be used to track energy consumption and criteria pollutant emissions as well. Redesigned in 2012 by Trinity Consultants/T3, SANGEA 4 includes these functionalities: Applies API Compendium 2009 for GHG emission calculation methods Incorporates U.S. EPA Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR) Subparts C, P, W, and Y to comply with regulatory reporting requirements Stores source parameters and operating data through established procedures Calculates direct and indirect GHG emissions as well as criteria pollutants with embedded emission factors and equations Tracks energy consumption and normalizes emissions on a production basis (e.g., ton GHG/bbl of product) Reports GHG emissions to comply with regulatory requirements and/or to track corporate performance metrics SANGEA gathers GHG emissions and energy usage data from exploration and production, gas processing, refining and marketing, petrochemicals, transportation, electricity consumption, manufacturing, coal mining, and other activities. Learn more about API’s SANGEA software at http://www.api-sangea.org. 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