HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph® has released SmartPlant® Fusion to specifically tackle the challenges faced by plant operators and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies in accessing, organizing and managing unstructured legacy engineering information of an operating plant.
Concurrent engineering projects, turnarounds, equipment changes and even plant acquisitions flood operators with information in multiple formats, often distributed around the organization, potentially duplicated and inaccessible to support critical decisions.
SmartPlant Fusion "crawls" through all these information formats and locations, automatically reads and extracts meaningful content and assembles a highly organized plant record that can be simply navigated via an intuitive photo-realistic web portal. This "as-is" repository can be purged of duplicates, thus highlighting the true master information. Inconsistent tag naming and numbering, often the result of different engineering projects, can be "aliased" and harmonized.
SmartPlant Fusion captures High Definition Surveying (HDS) - combined laser scan point clouds and digital photography - and integrates it with the "as-is" documentation to present a digital and physical record of the "as-exists" plant. This can be used for maintenance and safety planning, remote engineering design using integrated point cloud and 3D, as well as operating configuration capture where the true "as-built" state of the plant is demanded.
Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine's executive vice president of Global Business Development and Marketing, said, "SmartPlant Fusion marks Intergraph's first foray into brownfield legacy information acquisition and also extends our information management capabilities for greenfield projects. This new solution leverages technology from Intergraph's SmartPlant Foundation and Leica Geosystems' TruView™ Integrator for SmartPlant Enterprise to provide owner operators with a unique direct comparison between the 'as-is' information and 'as-exists' condition of a plant. It provides a quick and easy starting point of the evolution of unstructured content, enabling owner operators and engineers to extract tremendous value from legacy information, and allowing them to verify the operating configuration of the plant, at a much lower cost than ever before possible."
Rick Standish, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine's vice president of Information Management and Integration, said, "Developed in partnership with our key owner operator partners, SmartPlant Fusion is a proven solution to organize and contextualize the information in an operating asset to allow our clients to quickly realize the true value of the information locked away in disparate data stores."
SmartPlant Fusion is the fastest and smartest way to make legacy information available for decision support. It integrates many leading information organization and visualization technologies, enabling intuitive navigation with an accurate representation of the way things are really connected, thereby transforming unstructured and unintelligent information into an intuitive solution for all plant personnel.
For more information about SmartPlant Fusion, visit www.intergraph.com/go/fusion/.
A case study about the decision by Woodside, the largest operator of oil and gas production in Australia, to utilize SmartPlant Fusion to rapidly capture, organize, manage and reuse unstructured information for a brownfield offshore project is available at www.intergraph.com/assets/pdf/Woodside_CaseStudy.pdf.
SmartPlant Foundation is the world's No.1 standards-based capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) solution with proven performance in the process, power, and marine industries. It has been selected as the information management and integration system of choice by hundreds of companies, EPCs and owner operators worldwide in projects both large and small.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016."
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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