SPIRs on spreadsheets cause a whole host of challenges
Plant operators face a number of issues from the current use of SPIR documents. The release of these documents by the EPC is often left until the very end of the project, or not at all. This poses a real challenge to operators who wants to reduce the operating risk by purchasing long lead items early enough, and those who want to calculate the size of warehouse.
The format of the SPIR is frequently inconsistent; effectively being a paper form that has been recreated onto a spreadsheet and edited many times. It resembles nothing much more than an optimistic vendor order form.
Extracting a complete project worth of data is a costly exercise in terms of both manpower and time.
Read our most popular article on the SPIRs here – SPIRS: Are they worth the paper they’re written on?