“The inspection module is a must”

The company

The company VERSALIS is a subsidiary of the Italian oil group ENI, which specializes in the chemical industry and more particularly in heavy chemicals and petrochemicals. The company is located in Dunkirk in the north of France. This site produces Naphthol and Ethanol, two elements that are the basis of many plastic compounds.

Other factories are present in Europe, notably in Italy, the country of the headquarters, as well as in Germany.

“Linspec [Cloud] (the software behind the current Inspection module of SIRFULL’s PowerMaint Cloud,) was our first inspection solution, which we have had since 2003, following changes in the requirements of the DREAL and their criticality policy (Order of March 15, 2000). We were already very compliant with these requirements. A management more focused on the criticality of the assets created the need for a stable and coherent tool with the existing one. Of the various software packages studied, Linspec was the most consistent with the specifications.


“Linspec [Cloud] has responded and adapted to changing requirements and regulations through specific and generic developments. This software was designed with a real understanding of the end-user’s needs and not just by a team of computer scientists.

SIRFULL’s inspection solution keeps things running: No Linspec [Cloud], no Inspection service. When Linspec [Cloud] is down, inspectors are unable to work. So Linspec [Cloud] is a must!”

Users & key features

About a hundred people use the software, in different ways:

  • 1 senior administrator
  • 2 directors
  • About 20 reading and writing inspectors
  • The rest of the users in read-only; use as a database of equipment, see the deadlines, plans, manage the actions of recommendations that are sent to maintenance teams, etc..

“The features I use the most, being in charge of criticality, are inspection plans and criticality studies. In addition, inspectors use the schedule and recommendations features a lot.”

– Quotes from an interview dated 06/05/2021 with the inspector in charge of criticality at the VERSALIS site in Dunkirk –