Quality inspection costs may vary depending on criticality and complexity of the components being manufactured. As a crude estimate, asset owners, operators, or EPC contractors may spend up to 5% of the cost of their components on inspection oversight. Manufacturing data are usually captured in a document referred to as Manufacturing Record Book (MRB) which is at best an enormous collection of scanned records. A digital framework was developed for Appomattox mooring components in form of a database with logical links among relevant records. This database is fully searchable to the finest level and guarantees traceability from the final product to its sub-components and all the way back to raw material manufacturing. This database is custom-made and is comprised of several bases which follow through natural manufacturing process for the specific product. Logical links are made for each accessory at different stages using its unique designated identification (ID). As such database is generated on the go as the component is processed, it gives manufacturer and end customer a strong Quality Control tool as well as an integrity management platform. Appomattox mooring inspection records were used as a case study to showcase robustness and flexibility of the developed database. Reference is made to  for general lessons learned from Appomattox mooring delivery.
Liagre P., Ang Z., Wibner C., Aragh, S., "Appomattox Mooring System Lessons Learned", OTC-30887-MS