At the end of last week, we deployed one of the biggest structural changes to PASS Tools in a long time.
These changes were all in preparation to release a substantial upgrade to the way data is collected and reviewed for facility equipment and property - a feature we are calling Equipment Subcomponent.
What's a Subcomponent?
We recognize that most types of equipment at a fueling facility are often times their own collection of pieces, parts, and systems of their own, and this update addresses this.
Beforehand, PASS Tools tried to ask blanket questions to cover all of these scenarios and did an OK job at it, but being just OK wasn't good enough for us, especially knowing that our customers depend on us to ensure that their systems are compliant.
With that in mind, we came away from the drawing board with the idea of subcomponents, which are essentially the way that clients can better organize, group, and track data about their equipment.
Adding/Defining Subcomponents to your Equipment
Let's use the example of a UST. The heart of a UST is the tank itself, but there are also a number associated parts that make-up the entirety of it. Items like sumps, spill buckets, STPs - depending on the age and type of UST, you could have dozens of different configurations and combinations of said components.
In the screenshot above you can quickly see that this UST has 2 spill buckets (via the grey number badge) and that there are 3 required fields not yet filled out (the red number badges).
You'll also notice the green, "Add Spill Bucket" button, which allows us to add multiple spill buckets if necessary. There is also "Edit" button on the Fill Port which lets us rename this spill bucket, and also add any extra notes about it.
Improved Inspection Questions and Flow
With the improvements to equipment data collection in mind, we've also updated our inspection questions to collect more granular data about these subcomponents. This included improved navigation and data grouping in the inspection results.
We are excited for our clients to start using this feature and look forward to hearing what you think!