Laboratories within the Petrochemical industry run the gamut from high throughput QC testing of fuels and lubricants within manufacturing facilities, to product formulation development in R&D labs, to used engine oil testing for fleets and equipment. All of these labs have the need to efficiently process samples and guarantee that the performance characteristics of the products meet the end use specifications and demands. WinLIMS® provides all of the tools required to accommodate these needs regardless of the type or size of the laboratory.
WinLIMS® is equipped to accommodate the needs of laboratories within the Petrochemical industry right out of the box. The configurable nature of the WinLIMS®, industry-specific modules, and simplified management makes it an ideal tool which is why so many labs within this industry sector have selected WinLIMS®.
Key features that make WinLIMS® the right tool include the ability to manage product specifications and formulations to ensure the quality of the products and materials that are tested. When combined with the ability to have data seamlessly flow between WinLIMS®, instruments and 3rd party software (e.g. SAP, JDE, Prism, Aspen Tech, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, etc.), the efficiency of the business and company’s overall quality and bottom line are greatly improved.
Our Current WinLIMS® Customers
QSI’s experience within the Petrochemical Industry is unmatched by any other LIMS supplier due to the variety of functionality that is provided for each branch within the industry. These branches include fuel and lubricant production, lubrication formulation development, used lubricant testing, shale oil well monitoring, etc..
A short listing of WinLIMS® users within the Petrochemical Industry include:
WinLIMS® provides all of the functionality that is required to run a modern laboratory right ‘out-of-the-box’ so you can start using your WinLIMS® software within hours of installation.
Role-Based Security System
WinLIMS® role-based security system can be integrated with Active Directory to limit users to only the information and functionality that is associated with their role within the laboratory to ensure the integrity of your data.
Version-Controlled Configuration Templates
Product specifications, test methods, formulations and other information that is subject to re-versioning is managed within WinLIMS® to ensure data integrity and product quality with a full audit trail of all changes that are made.
Multiple Sample Login Options
Samples can be manually created individually or in batches via PC or handheld device to accommodate the workflow of your operation. Creation of samples can also be initiated via interface to 3rd party applications (e.g., ERP systems) to eliminate duplication of effort and user error.
Sample Tracking & Workflow
Laboratory and product workflow status are automatically assigned by WinLIMS® to guide samples to and through the laboratory. Dashboard web parts allow instant access to this information to efficiently monitor the progress of lab work and your facility’s production process.
Multiple Results Entry Options
A variety of manual and automated results entry screens and tools allow results to be entered into WinLIMS® in a manner that is natural to your work environment. All data entry provides instantaneous feedback that indicates the quality of the product being tested to allow rapid management decisions.
Result, Sample, and Production Review
Multiple levels of peer and management review of test, sample and product information is provided to ensure that the release of information conforms with your organization’s policies. If appropriate, release of information can be automated as long as all data conforms to product specification limits to add efficiency.
Powerful Calculation Capabilities
WinLIMS® includes a powerful calculation engine that allow both simple and complex calculations to be performed based on the entry of raw data. The use of automated and validated calculations simplifies the entry of result while ensuring that all calculations are accurately and consistently performed.
Used Oil and Equipment Maintenance
When laboratories maintain the history of lubricants and fluids that are routinely tested on equipment, the WinLIMS® Equipment Maintenance module can be used to quickly access equipment-specific historical information using an interactive page and generate reports (including statistical reports).
Instrument Calibration & Maintenance
WinLIMS® includes an instrument management module that inventories all instruments to automatically schedule maintenance. In addition, all calibration and control information is captured and provides on-going statistical information to ensure the integrity of data that is obtained.
Online SQC/SPC Charting
Statistical evaluation of data using the Western Electric rules is immediately available at the time of results entry that allows process information to be evaluated to avoid production problems. On-line SQC charts can be issued with the click of a button to efficiently monitor historical information.
A variety of site-specific reports are issued by passing information from any page or query to the report by the click of a single button. Reports can be saved in a variety of formats (e.g., PDF, Excel, Word, etc.) to simplify the sharing of information to consumers and allows them to receive the data in the format that is germane to their needs.
A Portal extension can be added to WinLIMS® that allows non-lab users and customers to monitor the progress of their samples and provide on-line access to their samples, test results information and reports.
WinLIMS® menus and pages are inherently multi-lingual. This allows users within multi-national laboratories to see the menus, pages, messages, etc. in local language for more comfortable use. In addition, the software automatically offsets time zone differences and presents dates and numbers based on the culture of the local country adding to the ease of use.
Integrated Audit Trail
Modifications made to all data is recorded within the WinLIMS® audit trail which is essential for organizations that serve regulated industries. The audit trail also allows you to investigate issues that arise when data is erroneously modified.
Product Formulation Management
Product Formulations can be managed within WinLIMS® to reference the ingredients (lot numbers and amounts) that were used to manufacture products. The Formulation tool can also be used to record developmental iterations during the development of new formulations within a research or analytical development setting to cross-reference formulations with the test-derived properties from associated samples.
Instrument data can be directly interfaced to WinLIMS® to eliminate data transcription errors while enhancing the productivity by eliminating manual data entry.
By far the best team we’ve ever worked with. They truly understood what our needs were and completely nailed it. I would highly recommend QSI. You simply just won’t find any better team!
After converting from a different system, I was impressed by the configurability of the WinLIMS software and the support we were able to receive from the QSI staff.
Jim Gerry, Castrol Lubricants
Special Pathogens Laboratory has been using WinLIMS by Quality Systems International for over 8 years. The flexibility of the system, and the support provided, allows us to keep up with ever changing client and operational demands. It is a dependable system that is easy to use and understand. Providing a solid foundation for a growing Laboratory.
Brian Verdi, Special Pathogens Laboratory, a Pace® Laboratory