Solution Integrates Laser Scans with cPLM to Manage Legacy Plant Data

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Intergraph has released SmartPlant Fusion to 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 navigated via a 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 3-D, as well as operating configuration capture where the true “as-built” state of the plant is demanded.

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