The most significant advantage of ADAM is the ability to manage project data and reviews via one true ‘single source’ database while verifying and value adding to the data.

ADAM is a proprietary software system developed by K2 specifically to provide the advanced data capture and analysis required for the development of an effective EAM (CMMS) system. It also provides data files in a format suitable for upload to a client's Asset Management Systems, thus providing high-quality, error-free data prior to going 'live'.

The program has been developed using Microsoft. Net technology and is thus fully web enabled giving K2 project, client and supplier/vendor personnel easy access to the system.


ADAM allows the user to build an asset register with a functional hierarchy to suit a client's requirements. The program then allows the user to collate and record the following information against each item in the asset register:

  • Equipment hierarchy
  • Manufacturer and model
  • Equipment design/nameplate data
  • Verification information
  • RBI/SIL and other maintenance build data
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Bills of Materials (BoM)
  • Spares inventory requirements
  • Craft requirements for maintenance build
  • Document linking


The program has been specifically designed to be configurable such that a client's existing CMMS/ EAM data tables, rules, reporting requirements/ KPIs, etc. can be used in the configuration of the ADAM database.


The most common issue K2 personnel encounter on projects is the difficulty in controlling tag numbers during project engineering. K2 has developed a database and process to allow control of tag allocations in line with a client’s tagging rules. ADAM is configured to allow data from the tag allocation database to be easily imported.


The program has an inbuilt criticality review tool which allows K2 staff to load a client's Risk/Safety matrix for utilisation as the basis for equipment criticality allocation. This equipment criticality information can then be used as the basis for prioritising and reporting on maintenance and spares build progress.


ADAM utilises the existing asset register as it is being developed to conduct RCM studies, the results of which are recorded including FMECA data. ADAM can also be used to capture the results of other studies/reviews including RBI, SIL, etc. ADAM also enables the development of the work programme resulting from the RCM, RBI, FMECA, SIL, Statutory requirements and OEM recommendation, including maintenance procedures, associated spare parts, labour types and durations, etc.


Once the Maintenance recommendations have been reviewed, the Maintenance Build module allows users to develop the actual Maintenance Plans to be uploaded to a client's system.

This tool is based on SAP Maintenance Plan requirements, but is configured so that it can also be used for other EAM systems.

The resulting maintenance plan/work programme can then be electronically exported to a client's CMMS/EAM.


ADAM has the capability of conducting a simplified spare parts review using parameters provided by a client to configure the review basis. Parts information can be loaded into ADAM from existing catalogue sources to enable Bills of Materials (BoM) to be developed. Reports can be created to verify that all applicable equipment has a BOM, and comparisons can be made between equipment to ensure data integrity.


The verification process encompasses comparisons between client P&ID’s, vendor MDRs, installed equipment and specification datasheets.

ADAM provides a unique opportunity to integrate project verification services with operational groups through real-time data comparisons, enabling the verification process to be captured/recorded, and thereby minimising costly rework exercises.


Through a series of reporting tools K2 are able to verify by system and sub system which areas of the facility are complete.

A sample system is then usually uploaded to a client's CMMS test environment prior to uploading data to the ‘live’ CMMS.

Reports can be configured for automatic verification, thereby reducing the risk of data upload failure. This process also serves as a QA/QC data check to save time and money prior to uploading to the CMMS.


Through a variety of inbuilt tools and reports ADAM allows the user to manage and clean data including:

  • Ability to load data from any spreadsheet without the need for standard load sheets
  • Configurable large quantity copying of information across assets without the need to review each asset
  • Multiple views of attached data (e.g. document links) to allow comparison and clean up 
  • Configurable data queries in Excel type format which allow bulk review and rectification of data
  • Standard and configurable reporting


K2 has developed a secure site for the ADAM software that is separate from the main website and is protected because it is proprietary software. Availability of the front-end (user interface) is required to access the database.

ADAM employs industry standard 3 tier technology utilising a thick client interface with separate SQL and application servers. Each layer is filtered for communications with the two software systems each employing their own individual security measures.

Access is further controlled by login IDs, passwords and user group access rights.

All data passed through the system is encrypted and cannot easily be captured during transfers between client and server.


ADAM has the advantage that it provides access for K2 and client project, operations, commissioning and vendor personnel to single source data thereby allowing projects to be managed from multiple locations around the world.

An example includes projects where topsides and hulls are being built in separate locations,where personnel will be looking at the same Asset Register despite being geographically separated.

Personnel can access ADAM in construction/commissioning locations around the world thus enabling onsite verification and updates of the single source data, providing as close to real-time information as possible to all project personnel.


Clients can have access from anywhere via the World Wide Web and can monitor specific project progress.