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Focus on Optimizing Workflows
2 Letter from the Editor: Doing More
4 New Intergraph Headquarters: New Traditions Start Here!
7 Intergraph Ranked No. 1
8 Focus on Optimizing Workflows
9 View from the Top: A View from Intergraph Europe

Customer Viewpoints
12 WorleyParsons: Taking the Leap
14 Did You Know: Clarity in the Cloud

Focus on CADWorx
4 16 Did You Know: Strong Strategy for 3D Plant Design
Customer Viewpoints
18 Puma Energy: Building Fuel Import Terminal
19 Process Group: Gas Mega-project in the Middle East
AWARD 20 Richard Design Services: Cutting Design Time by One-third
Page 34 Industry News
22 CAD Magazine Germany: Ludan Engineering Achieves Record Time Savings
24 LNG Industry: Game to Train with Samahnzi 3D PACT
26 Scandinavia Oil & Gas Magazine: The Brownfield Information Challenge
28 Nuclear Engineering International: The 10 Million-piece Nuclear Puzzle
30 CAV: Large Projects Demand More
32 Chemie Techniek: Vital Links for Systems Completion

Visionaries/Innovation Departments
34 Golden Valve Awards
40 At A Glance
38 Platinum Pipe Awards
42 Whats Next
16 39 Drivers of Success Awards
44 Intergraph Patents Model Data Reuse



Doing More

Throughout its history, Intergraph has been helping customers around the world
to improve productivity in placement and operation of CAPEX facilities. Today, we
are helping customers change the way they do business by offering solutions that
make them more productive and enable them to capture and reuse their intellectual
capital across the entire enterprise.
Recently, industry analyst ARC Advisory Group named us the No. 1 overall
engineering design solution provider for plant design based on revenues for the
eighth year in a row (page 7). We thank our customers for helping make this
achievement possible.
This issue of Insight highlights the successes of several of these customers. Wor-
leyParsons is implementing more effective technology changes by incorporating
people and processes in its overall strategy (page 12). For the worlds largest research
effort on nuclear fusion, ITER Organization selected SmartPlant Materials, Smart-
Patrick Holcomb Plant Construction and SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (page 28).
Insight Editor Dont miss several CADWorx success stories in a special focus section. Puma
Executive Vice President, Energy Australia chose CADWorx for quick and accurate 3D modeling of a fuel im-
Global Business Development
port terminal (page 18). Process Group used CADWorx for BPs Shah Deniz 2 proj-
and Marketing
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine ect, one of the worlds largest gas developments (page 19). With CADWorx, Richard
Design Services cut its design time by one-third for Americas largest renewable
diesel facility, which will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions (page 20). And Ludan
Engineering used CADWorx P&ID Professional to achieve record time savings for
a new waste water treatment plant in Russia (page 22).
Plus, be sure to read about our latest award winners in the annual Golden Valve,
Platinum Pipe and Drivers of Success awards wrap-up (page 34). At our HxGN
LIVE global conference, the Best of Show Golden Valve Award was presented to
ECM S.A. Projetos Industriais. Carolina Braganca, mechanical supervisor at ECM,
said, Smart 3D and SmartPlant Review are a fundamental part of our mining proj-
ects. Our teams work in integrated environments, consistently designing for opti-
mal fabrication and construction. As our final customer uses SmartPlant Materi-
als, SmartPlant Foundation and SmartPlant Construction, we are able to integrate
seamlessly and provide an outstanding handover delivery.
I am always glad to hear from customers like Carolina who are poised to meet
the challenges of changing business climates and a global economy. And Intergraph
will continue to be there every step of the way.

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Plants Potential
SmartPlant Fusion


Information required to operate, maintain and optimize your asset is often saved in different formats, stored
in various systems and used globally by projects. SmartPlant Fusion gives you the ability to harness, extract
and expose your hidden potential, making it globally available through an intuitive portal. With managed
processes, you can clearly determine master documents, link photorealistic as-exists high-definition scans and
contextualize your data. The result: a uniquely valuable as-is operational information asset that is the current
plant configuration. SmartPlant Fusion reduces the time and cost required for on-site activities, ensures timely
operational readiness and reduces costly errors caused by duplication and uncontrolled information.

Make the most of your information asset.

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The evening event which was attended by hun-
dreds of Intergraph employees past and present,
Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rolln, Hexagons
Board of Directors and numerous state and local
dignitaries also served as an observance of Inter-
graphs 45th anniversary.

For the first time in Intergraphs

history, we are bringing employees
at this location together under
one roof, which Im confident will
foster innovation and camaraderie.

Ola Rolln,
President and CEO, Hexagon
Hexagon executives honored the five longest-tenured Intergraph em-
ployees, all with 35-plus years of service, who acted as torch bearers in
the opening ceremony. Back row: Ola Rolln. Middle row: Doug Kontak,
Melker Schrling and Pete Brasseale. Front row: Christie Swanner, Ron
Carroll and Rob Mount.

Rolln was joined on the dais by Melker Schrling, structure President Steven Cost later led a champagne toast
chairman of the Hexagon board; State Senator Arthur Orr; to christen the facility and to the companys future before
Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong; and the finale, a six-minute fireworks spectacular above the lake
Madison Mayor Troy Trulock, who read a city proclamation alongside the new headquarters.
declaring the date as Intergraph Day. The Hexagon Board of Directors convened for the first
Local television news anchor Lee Marshall served as official meetings in the building the next morning, followed
master of ceremonies. by the first wave of Madison-based employees who began
This facility and this workforce stand for everything moving into their new workspace.
that is right with Alabama, said Orr, who spoke on behalf The building features office space for 1,100 Intergraph
of Governor Robert Bentley. By investing in Alabama, you employees and includes a state-of-the-art data center,
are not simply adding to this communitys highly educated charging stations for electric vehicles, improved bandwidth
workforce, you are helping transform it. for faster Internet connection, the MegaBytes Caf and lake-
Following brief speeches from Rolln, Schrling and the side terraces. The caf offers complete breakfast and lunch
politicians, the five longest-tenured Intergraph employees (all service and is open to the public.
with 35-plus years of service) acted as torch bearers for a Ground was broken on October 16, 2012, and the US$58
relay that culminated with Schrling igniting a fire pit. That million project took 734 days to complete.
lit a 3D projected image of a fuse that moved up the side of Cooper Carry, an Atlanta-based architecture firm, cre-
the building, lighting the Hexagon and Intergraph logos and ated the buildings design, driven by the mission to trans-
seemingly bringing the darkened structure to life. form Intergraphs existing workplace into an integrated work
Our new building provides employees with a collab- community in a state-of-the-art facility. The firm provided
orative work environment for better communication and workplace strategy, programming, landscape architecture,
innovation, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine President interior design and environmental graphic design for the
Gerhard Sallinger said. The building is testament to Inter- project. Robins & Morton served as general contractor.
graphs commitment to our employees and this community.
It stands as a showplace for all and we are looking forward Jerry Felts is a contributing editor for Insight and is based in
to whats in store in the future. Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Sallinger and Intergraph Security, Government & Infra-

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ARC names Intergraph the leading worldwide provider of process,
power and marine engineering solutions for eighth consecutive year
by Jerry Felts

RC Advisory Group (ARC), ment to develop new and innovative global engineering design tools market;
the leading research and advi- products. leading suppliers and their market shares;
sory firm for industry and in- Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Pro- the short- and long-term potential for the
frastructure, ranks Intergraph cess, Power & Marine president, said, engineering design business; the impact
as the No. 1 overall engineering design The ARC Advisory Groups research of new technologies in the marketplace;
solution provider for plant design based and analysis validates that Intergraph which industries and global regions offer
on revenues. This marks the eighth con- the greatest potential for growth; and the
provides the best and broadest solution
secutive year Intergraph has been named key elements for overall business success.
portfolio for the process, power and
the global leader in ARCs global market
marine industries. We strive to offer About ARC Advisory Group
research study Engineering Design Tools
for Plants and Infrastructure Worldwide best-in-class solutions and exceptional Founded in 1986, ARC Advisory
Outlook, which was first released in 2006. customer service, and these results reflect Group is the leading technology research
The study finds Intergraph has a clear that. We have had another year of hard and advisory firm for industry and infra-
lead over its competitors in terms of over- work, and continuous growth, and we are structure. Its coverage of technology and
all global market share. Within the plant very proud to again be recognized as the trends extends from business systems to
design category (which encompasses market leader in this important study. product and asset life cycle management,
technology used in the design, construc- supply chain management, operations
tion and operation of process, power About the study management, energy optimization,
and marine facilities), Intergraph also ARCs Engineering Design Tools industrial internet of things (IoT) and
leads the rankings in primary industries study is a comprehensive forecast that automation systems. ARC has more than
including chemical, oil and gas, and min- offers an analysis of the worldwide engi- 70 professionals worldwide with exten-
ing and metals. neering design tools market. The scope sive experience servicing business issues,
Intergraph continues to be the mar- of the study encompasses two design technologies and vertical industries.
ket leader in the plant design industry, solution market domains: engineering
design for projects in the process, power
said Dick Slansky, ARC Advisory Group pages/engineering-design-tools.aspx
senior analyst and co-author of the study. and marine industries, and engineering
In addition to having a broad product design for projects for infrastructure. Jerry Felts is a contributing editor for
portfolio that provides users with an The study provides suppliers and Insight and is based in Huntsville, Ala-
excellent value proposition, Intergraph purchasers with information about bama, U.S.
continues its market-leading R&D invest- important issues such as the size of the



But the key is determining how to best implement those outlook on industry trends and how Intergraphs inno-
solutions to reach their full potential. This is the approach vations can help customers maintain a competitive edge.
for optimizing workflows and reaching peak efficiency. In a Customer Viewpoint, see how WorleyParsons is
implementing more effective technology changes by in-
As the industry leader, Intergraph is pleased to partner
corporating people and processes in its overall strategy.
with its customers to discover the best ways to accom-
And in an informative article by Trent Pope, learn how
plish this goal. Continue reading Insight to learn more
SmartPlant Cloud helps customers solve the growing
about how you can optimize your own workflows.
In View from the Top, some of our executives share their

challenges of project size and complexity.

VIEW FROM THE TOP: A View from Intergraph Europe 9

CUSTOMER VIEWPOINTS: WorleyParsons Taking the Leap 12
DID YOU KNOW: SmartPlant Cloud 14

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Seeing more opportunities This article is reprinted with per-
mission from the February 2014

in market trends and issue of Economic Plant.

industry innovation
Economic Plant interviewed top executives from Intergraph Process, Power & Marine to discuss the challenges facing
Intergraph and its customers. Philippe Marceau, executive vice president for Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa,
and Gnter Mauss, vice president for Central and Eastern Europe, shared their viewpoints.

Economic Plant: What makes the shale gas is extracted known as upstream you need to pro-
markets go round? cess it (downstream). Therefore, a lot of facilities have been built
in Canada and the U.S. Moreover, the U.S. is about to export shale
Gnter Mauss: I would say there gas to European countries, which means we have to erect plants to
are three main trends. First, the abil- receive the gas.
ity to cope with project workload GM: In Germany, we have initiated political discussions about
companies are forced to cover more LNG terminals in Wilhelmshaven. One goal is to become more
projects with the same head counts. independent of deliveries from Russia. But as you know, in Ger-
They have to deliver in a really tight many this can lead to a never-ending discussion.
schedule on budget. PM: The good side of our business is that the EPCs are indeed
The second is the pressure on busy because they dont focus just on Europe. They execute proj-
margins owing to more expensive ects in the Middle and Far East, Brazil, Africa or China. So, they
feed stock. Politics is pushing towards green energy, so energy have generated a high order intake rate and we are able to partici-
prices are rising higher. Moreover, additional regulations are be- pate in that.
ing issued. The consequence: It is becoming harder to compete in GM: On the other hand, many of the German EPCs
commodity markets. like Linde or Chemie Anlagenbau Chemnitz depend on
Last but not least, another trend can be recognized: the ag- the Russian market. Their customers are large companies
ing asset base older plants, aging staff, fewer resources all have like Lukoil or Gazprom. These firms are operating old re-
an impact on our customers success. We, from a vendor point of fineries, which are poorly documented. With new solutions
view, can really do a lot to overcome these challenges. like SmartPlant Fusion, we are addressing those markets.

On a global scale we are seeing Lets talk about integrated engineering scenarios. Of
tremendous investments in shale course, this is very charming from the point of view of a
gas. What does this mean for single-system provider. But the tool infrastructure of your
your business? customers is rather heterogeneous. There are many differ-
ent tools of various vendors in use. How do you integrate
Philippe Marceau: I see more op- third-party applications?
portunities. Several mega-projects in
North America are being launched PM: Youre right. We dont have a choice, we have to integrate
on the back of shale gas extraction. them. We know that ERP systems are very important for our
But this is just one aspect. When the



customers. So, we are offering such integrations. Our material

management solution, for example, is seamlessly integrated in
If youre speaking about the integration of design tools, we
are bringing something to the market that is fairly unique.

Youre making me curious

PM: It is the capability to reference 3D information from

other vendors within the SmartPlant environment without
having to convert it. Since you dont have to convert, you really
win a lot of time.
GM: Meanwhile, it is a concept proven by many of our cus-

Can you give us an example?

GM: Sure. Linde is working within a consortium with a

PDMS user. With our technology, Linde can immediately ref-
erence PDMS data, or information from other systems such as
Tekla. All of the data represented in Intergraph Smart 3D are
not dumped they are intelligent with all attributes. You can
use them for clash detection analyses, for example, or for export
into drawings or the isometric generating system. But of course certainly, implementation means effort and investment. The fast-
you can export Smart 3D into a PDMS format. track approach helps but additional work is involved. Customers
really have to think about what are the right workflows for them.
Are there lessons to be learned about the implementation You have to identify areas where an increase of efficiency is fea-
of SmartPlant Foundation? Because it is a very sophisti- sible.
cated approach. PM: With SPO, preconfigured templates and workflows
representing best practices are coming to the owner op-
GM: We have started with this integrated approach at a rather erators. We dont deliver just tool boxes any more but a soft-
early stage. Now were offering fast-track implementation bring- ware suite preset for specific issues like system completion.
ing the customer up to speed in a short time frame. You can really
recognize the first success stories quickly. And with the help of How much of your innovation is really driven by the needs
SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO), these work- of your customers?
flows do not end at the EPC border, because data can be handed
over very effectively to the owner operator. For example, in Russia, PM: We are 100 percent fueled by our customers. The new ver-
large owner operators are already using SPO, which will have an sion of Smart 3D, for example, was really the result of collabora-
influence on the entire market. To put it in a nutshell: our fast- tion with our customers. No doubt, before it was best-in-class. But
track offering is the answer based on what we have learned in the then our customers wanted a more intuitive user interface, better
past. administration tools and so on.
Some 15 years ago, Evonik developed a workflow system simi- GM: You can also recognize this in our organization. Inter-
lar to SmartPlant Enterprise, also based on a XML approach, to nally we operate a business development group on the European
exchange data. So, Evonik uses its own system as a backbone and level. These colleagues identify trends in the market and innova-
our SmartPlant technology for different applications. tions. I remember when we decided to launch the new SPO prod-
Our customers know this is the way they have to go. And uct. We had many meetings with large customers who were will-

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PM: No. Just the traditional vendors are active. In the EPC
market, you can observe a shift. Three or four years ago in the
Middle East, Korean EPCs like Hyundai Heavy Industries were
winning nearly every project with the entire package, including
engineering, construction and sourcing.
But now something has changed. The Western EPCs are com-
ing back, though the Koreans are still getting the construction
part of the projects. One of the reasons for the success of the Ko-
reans in the past was their price dumping strategy. But at the end
of the day, they do their business on the fabrication side.

In adopting your knowledge-based engineering approach,

are the Chinese or Korean firms faster than the Europe-

PM: No, I dont think so. Meanwhile you can say that today
every company in the world is faster in deployment.

Intergraph regards itself as a market leader. What then is

your benchmark? To whom do you compare yourself?

PM: Thank you for this comment! Intergraph is ranked No. 1

ing to open their internal processes to us so we could understand or No. 2 in all major categories as reported by the ARC Advi-
their needs. Sometimes I am really surprised how innovative In- sory Group in its latest global market research study, Engineering
tergraph is. Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure: Market Analysis and
Forecast Through 2018. ARC recognizes Intergraph as the overall
market leader (page 7).
Can you give us an insight into the split of revenues in
terms of different industrial sectors like base chemicals or
but the real competition is coming from Microsoft and
fine chemicals?
its Excel offerings
PM: If we look at the regions, there are regions that are more
PM: No, from in-house solutions. There are a lot of those
chemical-driven. It is obvious that the Middle East is ruled by the
tools in use not for 3D or P&ID design, but beyond that. For
oil and gas industry. So, it varies depending on where you are.
material management, for example, were offering SmartPlant
I would say there is a rather good balance between the various
Materials. The biggest competition is coming from our custom-
ers with what we call legacy systems. It is difficult for them to go
GM: Let me drill a bit deeper into this question. You will real-
ize, for example, that for us Bayer means the main Bayer Tech-
away from it because they put their blood and passion into it.
nology Services (BTS), Bayers EPC. But theres enough to do to
expand our footprint to the owner operator side of that company.
Certainly, this takes time but we already have started this process.
Both European and American EPCs are faced with en-
hanced competition from Korea and China. Is the same
happening to you in the software vendor market?

QUARTER 4, 2014 l INSIGHT 11


Taking the Leap


Finding the courage to make real change comes down to people,

processes and technology

t WorleyParsons, we use Inter- and to provide higher quality and value If new technology alone is thrown
graph solutions for engineer- in comparison to existing systems and into the mix, it skews the image as
ing and design on projects workflows. only a single vector of change. If it is
across all industries and of all The Implementation Triad is a rep- used only as technology and the
types and sizes. We use Intergraph solu- resentation of: people and process do not adapt ac-
tions because of: People How people interface and cordingly, the result is seen in Figure 2.
System capabilities adapt to new tools
Integration capabilities Process How the company edu-
Client requirements cates and advises people how they
We are adapting our traditional and must use the new tools, most criti-
historic workflows to leverage the capabil- cally in development of new corpo-
ities of newer systems and software. There rate workflows and standards de-
are many benefits in transitioning from signed to leverage the capabilities of
a document-centric view of engineering the new tools
and design to a data-centric view, for both Technology This includes soft-
standalone systems usage as well as in an ware, implementation, training and
integrated environment. services Existing
But we must remember that technol- Assuming today and current sys-
ogy alone is not a solution. People and tems are used as efficiently as possible in
processes must adapt as well. the perfect world would result in a simple
It is necessary to redefine deliverables visual like Figure 1, showing the effi- Processes Technology
and workflows based on what the project ciency of use or area of capability as a
needs to do, not what project teams and circle, with maximized area representing Figure 2: Capabilities are skewed due to
individuals used to do. Many people in maximum value. All components are be- technology improvements alone.
engineering and design miss this concept ing used to their full potential (on an arbi-
and cling to the past with the common trary scale). While an improvement in theory (a
refrain, Thats how weve always done it. greater area), this imbalance can cause
But times are changing, and fast. inefficient and uncoordinated use of new
systems. This results in the system being
The Implementation Triad blamed as the reason why expected gains
The view that buying software, install- in productivity and performance are not
ing it and then providing user training being realized.
allows a company to leverage the full Instead of assuming a software CD
potential of these complex systems is a bit is the solution, suppose that effort is also
optimistic. To leverage the true potential, Systems placed on helping people adapt with:
companies and system users must adapt Education
and grow capabilities and understand New training
the three areas of People Processes Processes Technology Processes with documented and ap-
Technology to optimize capabilities Figure 1: All components are in balance. proved workflows

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These are all designed in an aligned

advantage from adapting new solu- Make the change
strategy to accommodate all of the changes tions. Change is inevitable. The real question
required by the new tools to leverage their Provide higher quality in design and is this can you change quickly enough to
true capabilities. deliverables. maintain your competitive standing?
If change is not applied across these Accommodate changing client re- Change is here. You can cling to the
three aspects of systems use, how can the quirements for handover, i.e. data vs. way things were, but Warren Buffett put
potential significant and sustainable ben- documents. it well by stating, In a chronically leaking
efits be gained? Doing the same thing in Better manage cross-discipline and boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is
the same way with new tools is not really a cross-system communication and more productive than energy devoted to
recipe for improvement. data sharing. patching leaks.
If people and processes are redefined to This is a significant process to adapt My take is the old boats are patched
adapt to the new system, the capability and traditional and well entrenched opinions, with decades of drawing-based fixes,
value of the effort put into the change can workflows and system usage to accommo- plugging leaks in an attempt to move for-
be maximized, as shown in Figure 3. date the same result but achieve it in a dif- ward into the data world (that is here and
ferent manner. Take a look at how to adapt now, not way off in the future). And maybe
the people and process to leverage the ca- it is time to move to the new boat.
pabilities of the current generation systems King Canute was wise enough to know
to provide more efficient and higher qual- the inevitability of the tides. Hopefully we
ity project deliverables across the board. can see the same.
My advice to others is to plan ahead
and communicate the benefits of the plan About WorleyParsons
to all stakeholders.
Existing Do not underestimate the ability of WorleyParsons is a leading
people to resist change and spend more
provider of professional services to
time and effort finding reasons not to
change than to adapt to the coming chang- the resources and energy sectors
Processes Technology es in the industry. and complex process industries. Its
As stated many times, focus on what services cover the full asset spec-
Figure 3: Capability is fully maximized. we need to do, not what we used to do. trum, both in size and life cycle
Resistance to change and failing to from the creation of new assets to
Again, do what you need to do, not adapt leave companies in a very difficult
services that sustain and enhance
what you used to do. Redefine your use position, because the industry is changing
rapidly. Systemic changes in engineering operating assets. WorleyParsons
case and requirements in terms of aligning
with, and adapting to, the new systems. and design are coming, and in many ways has approximately 37,500 employ-
Do not base improvements on the past and are here now. These changes are being ees globally.
forcing new systems to accommodate an- driven by client demands for:
tiquated and obsolete workflows if this is Higher quality.
not an optimal solution, which is rarely the Shortened schedules. Richard Smykay serves as Engineering Sys-
case. It is necessary to adapt systems usage, Decreased cost of handover. tems Manager for AsiaPacific and as Func-
methodologies and workflows to: More coordinated and aligned data tional Owner for Intergraph Smart 3D at
Provide more efficient workflows for long-term O&M use.
do what we need to do, not what we So the choice is
used to do. Also offer relevant and to lead, follow or get
required information to each proj- out of the way. As the
ect and user as required and in the rules of the wild teach
necessary format, not as was done. us, adapt or die. The
Note: This is the primary theme and trend is proven; today is not the end of the WorleyParsons. He is based in Brisbane,
driver for applying changes to any line, only a new beginning. Australia.
company/process looking to gain

QUARTER 4, 2014 l INSIGHT 13


Clarity in the Cloud

Solving the challenges of project size and complexity

ntergraph launched SmartPlant

Cloud last year, and the offering is
building momentum in the indus-
try. Insight asked Kevin Holmes,
senior vice president of Cloud Solutions at
Intergraph PP&M, to share how the cloud
offering can benefit customers businesses.

Insight: Why is Intergraph getting into

the cloud business and how does this
help your customers?

Kevin Holmes: Intergraphs move was

driven by what our customers are asking
for. Its no secret that energy demands are
increasing, putting pressure on our indus-
try. Analysts are predicting US$38 tril-
lion of capital investment over the next 20
years to meet these demands.
The size and complexity of mega-proj-
ects require more companies than usual
to combine their efforts. Inefficiencies in across all applications. New development Intergraph understands how proj-
todays project methodology have resulted can add another level of benefits and cost ects ramp up and down in this industry.
in about 40 percent of projects not meet- savings compared to traditional project SmartPlant Cloud provides a flexible
ing schedule. execution methodology. model that accounts for this.
These industry challenges require Unlike other vendors, we are not pro-
more than intelligent tools they require viding just a hardware subscription. We
an improved collaboration environment What makes SmartPlant Cloud differ-
offer a 24/7 cloud, understanding the
to work together. SmartPlant Cloud offers ent from other cloud vendors? needs of our customers, how best to sup-
new opportunities to solve the scale, com- port SmartPlant Enterprise applications
plexity, geography and information-shar- KH: SmartPlant Cloud is tailored to and how best to deliver a service to meet
ing logistics to meet these industry needs. the needs of this industry. Our solution is the industry expectations and needs. We
There are also clear benefits for busi- about helping our customers: are adjusting the underlying infrastruc-
nesses choosing SmartPlant Cloud as Start projects faster ture as needed to support the standard
part of a comprehensive solution, since Reduce the risk of capital expendi- service.
Intergraph is a trusted software provider. tures
Intergraph now offers a controlled en- Provide better visibility into project
deliverables for procurement, con- How can customers reduce costs by
vironment where we can provide bet-
ter integration; cross-product reporting; struction and operations using your service?
dashboards; and standard project reports Streamline project handover
KH: SmartPlant Cloud offers the most

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measureable results in terms of time sav- during operations. Savings can be seen be- es and are still maintaining their own in-
ings. An entire project environment can ginning with infrastructure, FEED to de- frastructure. Not only is this strategy cost-
be up and running in weeks from multiple sign, material consolidation, construction ly to maintain and manage, but it cheats
global data centers. Compare that to the sequencing and planning, and continue all them of the ability to leverage resources
months required if you had to implement the way to visibility for operations train- across offices, since the tool knowledge
new hardware, not to mention the upfront ing before official handover. Of course, the varies. With SmartPlant Cloud, all offices
capital outlay that may be required for new savings in each phase will be different, and can:
hardware, networks and staff. What hap- will vary as our customers needs vary. Use the same product
pens when the project is put on hold or Normalize user hardware
cancelled? Could you provide a few examples of Leverage IT and administrative pro-
Some savings come from improved how customers are using SmartPlant fessions beyond the physical office
sharing of data. SmartPlant Cloud allows boundaries
access to relevant data to all project par- Cloud?
ticipants, reducing rework between project We believe this approach may help
phases and handover, improving both cost KH: Definitely. We started the Smart-
Plant Cloud business to address the grow- smaller companies bid on larger projects
and schedule. This is achieved in the cloud because they are developing more agility
since the same tools, data and environ- ing market needs, schedule compression
and logistical challenges that these new and a larger trained labor base that can
ment remain constant. meaningfully contribute to projects on
Other indirect savings come from pro- projects are facing. Many realize that tra-
ditional project methodologies cant solve shorter notice.
viding procurement, construction and op-
erations teams with earlier visibility into these challenges or even provide opportu-
nities to improve the status quo. It sounds like SmartPlant Cloud holds a
complete project data. This creates the op-
portunity for greater material consolida- We see new projects focus on this lot of potential for both EPCs and O/Os.
tion and construction sequence planning, very premise. By having their project in So, looking forward, what is your vision
SmartPlant Cloud, they gain consistency
along with more effective and timely op- for the growth of SmartPlant Cloud?
erations training. in standards, communication and deliver-
Remember that 40 percent of projects ables while meeting schedule or reducing
KH: Our goal is to build SmartPlant
are missing schedule? What if SmartPlant handover costs.
Cloud into an industry ecosystem. The first
Cloud could reduce that number by 10 per- The project management consultant
step is getting suppliers, vendors and con-
cent? Those savings are significant not (PMC) function for a project has a vested
tractors more directly involved into our in-
just in terms of project cost savings, but interest in data and deliverable consis-
dustries work processes. We can compress
also in added production. tency. By specifying SmartPlant Cloud, all
schedules and increase data quality if ev-
Studies show that 30 percent of con- partners are working in a consistent envi-
eryone uses the same environment.
struction time is spent searching or wait- ronment. The PMC has better and earlier
Ultimately, SmartPlant Cloud gives our
ing for information. What if we can cut visibility into data and can affect changes
industry the best opportunity to meet the
that number by 10 percent by having users and catch any inconsistencies earlier. This
growing energy, geography and resource
access a portal when they need more infor- enables the PMC to provide a higher quali-
availability challenges our industry is fac-
mation? Saving 10 percent of construction ty handover in less time than todays tradi-
ing. We look forward to meeting these
cost would yield sizeable savings for any tional method. Basically, earlier informa-
needs by partnering with our customers,
project! tion means fewer changes, reducing risk of
and I am very excited to see where this
In operations, knowing that the data is
centralized and managed gives the added
over-running schedule and costs.
Smaller companies and projects have
journey leads.
confidence of data integrity. This can help chosen SmartPlant
with achieving and improving safety and Cloud to gain more
production targets. SmartPlant Cloud can consistency and lever-
also reduce an owners expense in migrat- age their multi-office
ing or duplicating data between internal talent base. Many in
organizations. our industry have grown though acquisi- Trent Pope is executive manager of global
In short, there are real savings to be tion. Acquired offices may have the same account management for Cloud Solutions
gained thanks to SmartPlant Cloud dur- sign out front, but internally they may be and is based in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
ing various project design stages and also using different products and work process-

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Strong Strategy for 3D Plant Design

Two solutions provide perfect fit for different needs

o provide a comprehensive strategy for 3D plant

design, Intergraph offers Smart 3D and CADWorx.
Insight recently interviewed Rick Allen, president
of Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions, and
Dominik Hepp, product owner of the CADWorx Plant Design
Suite, to explore the best fit for using these solutions.

Insight: People sometimes ask, Why does Intergraph

develop and offer both Intergraph Smart 3D and CADWorx
to the plant design community? Could either of you clarify
the reasoning here?

Rick Allen: Smart 3D and CADWorx have capabilities that

make both of them suitable for a wide range of projects and ap-
plications, although each has its own strengths and niches.
Smart 3D excels in delivering very complex projects or mega-
projects, with perhaps multiple design centers regionally or glob-
ally. Often these projects last many years and require major in-
vestments in resources and manpower.
CADWorx is an AutoCAD-based solution, and its sweet spot
is in the small- to medium-sized project range. It can also effec-
tively handle larger projects, but certainly not at the scale that can
be undertaken by Smart 3D. For example, as featured in this issue
of Insight, one of our clients, Richard Design Services, recently
completed a US$360 million renewable diesel facility in Norco,
Louisiana actually the largest renewable diesel facility in the
U.S. The project consisted of 450 pieces of equipment and 200,000
feet of pipe ranging from 1.5 to 24 inches in diameter. The project
also required a fast-track, 12-month engineering timetable with a
22-month overall schedule.
The ability for CADWorx to deliver fast implementation ca-
pabilities and project turnarounds for small, medium and some
larger projects has been a major key for its success.
Dominik Hepp: Also, it is worth mentioning that some
smaller projects are often part of larger mega-projects. CADWorx
not only handles these projects really well, but it also integrates With CADWorx being an AutoCAD-based solution, are there
with Smart 3D as part of the enterprise solution. This provides plans to stick with that platform, or use in-house visualiza-
best-in-industry design practices and efficiencies. tion capabilities to develop a standalone solution?

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DH: Intergraph certainly has the ability to leverage its in- that in a conversation with O/Os, we were told that 90 percent
house, cutting-edge graphics capabilities, but there are no plans of the projects they award are below US$10 million! We estimate
to do so. In fact, I would say that the fact that CADWorx is on the that these smaller projects represent about half of the total engi-
AutoCAD platform is an enormous plus for us. neering capital expenditure. And as I said before, most of these
Most companies use AutoCAD, and their engineers and de- projects are still being performed without intelligent tools and
signers are well-versed with it. In the past, Autodesk said that without automation.
more than half a million seats of AutoCAD were in use in the This is where CADWorx could offer major benefits if imple-
plant design space. It is our estimation that the majority of those mented. We have customers who use CADWorx on projects in
seats do not employ any intelligent or 3D design tools to create the US$100,000 range and these jobs are still cost-effective and
deliverables. It is a market that we have no intention of walking profitable. CADWorx is the solution for 90 percent of the projects
away from, and in fact has enormous potential. out there, and even clients who award these projects deserve qual-
RA: Id add that Ive had the privilege to meet many of our ity deliverables.
global users who have shared that they were able to be up and As for Smart 3D, Intergraph continues to add more enhance-
running, producing deliverables, within days of installing CAD- ments, features and integration to maintain its market position.
Worx. This is precisely because of users familiarization with the The same goes for CADWorx, where smaller engineering com-
AutoCAD platform. panies often dont have the resources, money or need for a mega-
project-type system. These firms are well suited to CADWorx,
So what would you say are the main differences between and that is the market segment where the product has been so
Smart 3D and CADWorx? successful.

RA: I feel the main differences between the two are that Smart Rick, let me go back to something that you touched on earlier
3D enables rich rules-based processes, so the companies know about small and large projects. Are you saying that CADWorx
that their design and engineering standards can be simultane- suits smaller firms and it has no place in larger EPCs?
ously maintained across multiple locations and workgroups.
DH: CADWorx is an AutoCAD-based 3D plant design solu- RA: Absolutely not! Many larger engineering companies and
tion. That is a significant advantage and differentiator between the facility owners have smaller or fast turnaround projects that re-
two solutions. It also allows those AutoCAD users to enjoy many quire CADWorx as their deliverable for ongoing maintenance,
of the benefits of intelligent plant design, all included in one pack- repairs, facility operations and plant updates. Many also have de-
age, such as: partments dedicated to these types of projects. It makes perfect
3D modeling sense for CADWorx to meet those requirements.
On-the-fly collision checking They can also choose to rapidly configure Smart 3D for proj-
Comprehensive, user-modifiable piping specifications ects that dont require CADWorx deliverables, enabling them to
ISOGEN isometric creation take advantage of their investment in Smart 3D to leverage their
Structural expertise and to enjoy the full benefits of end-user productivity in
Equipment Smart 3D. The choice is theirs and we support both approaches.
HVAC We have many such users that like CADWorx because of its
Cable trays intelligence, automation and full integration with analysis solu-
Live database links tions, such as CAESAR II and Smart 3D. Its ease of use ensures
Links to analysis fast turnarounds for virtually any type of job or project. The mar-
It is the most comprehensive plant design solution for the ket recognizes the value offered by both CADWorx and Smart 3D,
AutoCAD platform. which is why both solutions have been so successful.
You know that readers out there are trying to get a sense
of what is a small or large job and what part of total plant
expenditure the CADWorx market represents. Can either of
you shed some light on that?
Vornel Walker serves as vice president of product marketing for In-
DH: Yes, there is certainly an overlap between Smart 3D and tergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions. He is based in Houston,
CADWorx in the addressable market. But what is interesting is Texas, U.S.

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Puma Builds Fuel

Import Terminal

CADWorx enables quick and

accurate 3D plant modeling

Image courtesy Puma Energy Australia.

uma Energy (Puma), the fuels The decision was obvious, based on Driving accuracy and speed
retailing arm of Swiss-based my experience with CADWorx Plant Pro- Since Pumas arrival three years ago,
commodities trader Trafigura, fessional, said Guiney. I was impressed Australias fuel supply market has entered
is an ambitious business with by the solutions ease-of-use and ability to a time of transformation. Key refineries
an aggressive growth strategy. With head- produce quick and accurate deliverables. have closed and the country is now the
quarters in Switzerland and Singapore, CADWorx Plant Professional offers a biggest importer of fuel in Asia-Pacific.
Puma is expanding rapidly to meet the complete range of tools for effective plant Puma recognized the opportunities
energy needs of fast-growing markets in design, enabling quick and easy genera- that exist outside of the mining sector and
Africa, Central and Latin America, the tion of fully intelligent 3D plant models is investing heavily in the infrastructure
Caribbean and Asia-Pacific. As well as and deliverables. Its capabilities include required to build and support its Austra-
building its downstream operations in powerful and intuitive structural steel lian import and distribution business. In
each new market, Puma Energy is also and equipment modeling, HVAC ducting 2013, Puma acquired Neumann Petro-
committed to putting in place regional and cable tray routines, automated change leum, owner of Matilda and Neumann
and local storage and transport facilities, size and specifications routines, automatic service stations; Ausfuel Gull; and Central
with a view to making its products more isometrics and collision checking. The Combined Group. These acquisitions in-
affordable and accessible. software is AutoCAD-based and offers cluded not only the retail footprint of each
Puma entered the Australian market bi-directional links with CAESAR II, the entity, but also the associated fuel termi-
in 2011 to supply fuel to the countrys world-leading stress analysis package. nals, which the company intends to ex-
booming mining sector. The company Pumas project team was very im- pand and upgrade. Furthermore, new im-
identified the need to build its own fuel pressed with CADWorx Plant Profession- port terminals are in the planning stage.
import terminal in Mackay, Queensland, als application. As well as being incredibly Given the positive experience noted on
to support its planned activities. A second- powerful and flexible, they also reported the Mackay fuel import terminal, Puma
ary goal of this greenfield investment was the solution to be particularly easy to learn intends to use CADWorx to drive effi-
to strengthen competition and supply in and use. ciency and accuracy on these upcoming
Australias fuel market. CADWorx Plant Professional played projects. It also plans to standardize all
a pivotal role in helping us to deliver the future greenfield and brownfield projects
Comprehensive solution
Puma established an in-house team in
project quickly and accurately, said Guin-
ey. We were able to complete a full model
globally on CADWorx solutions.
late 2011 to facilitate the EPC management of the terminal including all piping,
of the terminal despite the fact that it had structures, cable ladder, pipe supports and
Caroline Warnes is a contributing editor
traditionally outsourced the process. The equipment using the one package.
for Insight and is based in Melbourne,
projects design manager, Michelle Guin- Guiney highlighted the softwares in-
ey, had several years experience working clusion of ISOGEN for automatic isomet-
with Intergraph CADWorx Plant Profes- ric production and its compatibility with
sional at other engineering companies. CAESAR II as particularly noteworthy.

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Gas Mega-project in the Middle East

CADWorx used for BPs Shah Deniz 2 project, one of the worlds
largest gas developments

rocess Group works with some the time it takes to model piping systems. of-the-box is that there is no need for us
of the worlds leading owner Quicker modifications and more powerful to create specifications when producing
operators to deliver projects component catalogs and piping specifica- tender models, which saves a lot of time,
across the oil and gas produc- tions drive efficiency, and intelligent as- said Tautor. The project team was also ex-
tion, refining, petrochemical and carbon semblies help save time and money while tremely satisfied with the robust structur-
capture industries. It maintains fully in- boosting accuracy through standards. al steel component with extensive section-
tegrated sales, design, engineering and CADWorx 2014 Plant Professional of- type libraries and steel coping.
fabrication facilities in Australia and the fers a highly capable piping and structural Tautor also noted the inclusion of
United Arab Emirates (UAE), allowing solution at a cost-effective price, said Paul I-Configure as a major advantage. This
the same team to control entire projects Tautor, senior piping designer at Process graphic user interface allows easier setup
from concept design through to final Group. The efficiency gains driven by the of ISOGEN style sheets, while providing
manufacture and commissioning from
one site.
Process Group is currently engaged on
BPs Shah Deniz 2 project in the Caspian
Sea region one of the largest gas develop-
ments in the world. When complete, the
project will be responsible for delivering
six billion cubic metres per year (bcma)
of gas to Turkey, and a further 10 bcma
to markets in Europe. The current con-
cept for Shah Deniz Stage 2 includes 500
km of subsea pipelines, which will link new features have been outstanding. many additional options above and be-
26 gas production wells with the onshore One of the main goals of the project yond the Project Manager Interface.
terminal. The design for the project was was to enable the allocation of Process Given the efficiency gains noted on
executed in Australia and the fabrication Group-determined unique part number- Shah Deniz 2, Process Group intends to
in the UAE. ing for individual piping components. In- use CADWorx 2014 Plant Professional
tergraphs Global Network Partner in Aus- as the plant design and piping soft-
Saving time when it counts
Process Group had used Intergraph
tralia, Cortex Engineering, provided the ware on all projects going forward.
knowledge and understanding of CAD-
CADWorx & Analysis Solutions for many Worx catalog specifications and showed
years and recently moved to AutoCAD Process Group how to seamlessly inte-
Plant 3D for a limited time before decid- grate with its project
ing CADWorx 2014 Plant Professional delivery and business
was a more suitable solution for its future systems.
3D plant design, modeling, piping and Process Group
structural requirements. was particularly impressed by the includ- Caroline Warnes is a contributing editor
The solution offers new pipe routing ed catalog specifications. The advantage for Insight and is based in Melbourne,
capabilities, which drastically cut down of having these basic specifications out- Australia.

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Cutting Design Time by One-third

Intergraph solutions save 100,000 engineering hours for largest

renewable diesel facility in the U.S.
Drivers of Success
Winner, page 39

eadquartered in Beaumont, With CADWorx for design, we were able

Texas, U.S., Richard Design
Services is a full-service en-
to complete it in 200,000 man-hours,
gineering and procurement cutting the time by one third.
company providing front-end develop-
ment of detail design for both large and Michael Tran, Design Coordinator, RDS
small projects. The firms 550 employees
offer expertise for clients across the region.
Richard Design Services provided en-
gineering for a renewable diesel facility in
Norco, Louisiana, capable of producing mond Alternative Energy, a Valero subsid- velopment, detail design and design man-
more than 10,000 barrels per day (BPD) of iary. The project includes: agement. The project included 200,000
diesel from inedible oils and other waste Hydrotreating facility linear feet of pipe ranging from 1.5 to
feedstock. The US$360 million project is Pre-treating facility 24 inches in diameter, and 450 pieces of
the largest renewable diesel facility in the Storage tanks equipment.
United States. Rail off unloading facilities
Diamond Green Diesel is a joint ven- Offsite installations Meeting fast-track schedule
ture of Darling International and Dia- The assignment covered front-end de- The Norco project required fast-track

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engineering while still developing the fi-

nal design, with a 12-month engineering
schedule and 22-month overall schedule
Going Green
that would require many man-hours of
work by the team of Richard Design Ser- Diamond Green Diesel is a sustainable biofuel facility that is helping
vices engineers and technicians. meet growing renewable energy demands. The Diamond Green Diesel re-
To address these challenges, the com- newable diesel refinery processes recycled animal fat, used cooking oil and
pany chose Intergraph CADWorx Plant other feedstocks into renewable diesel fuel. Fuels produced from biomass
Professional, CAESAR II and SmartPlant
feedstocks can reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and improve energy
Instrumentation for an integrated ap-
A project of this size using other pro- The plant is capable of annually converting 1.1 billion pounds of fat
grams would have taken an estimated into more than 136 million gallons of renewable green diesel
300,000 man-hours, explained Michael The product is compatible with petroleum-based diesel fuel and can
Tran, design coordinator at Richard be shipped by pipeline
Design Services. With CADWorx for Importantly, the fuel has a carbon life cycle low enough to meet the
design, we were able to complete it in most stringent low-carbon fuel standards
200,000 man-hours, cutting the time by Renewable diesel is a true hydrocarbon just like diesel and meets
one-third. ASTM Internationals standard for Diesel Fuel Oils (D-975). It has a dif-
Using CADWorx for design and in- ferent molecular structure from biodiesel, which is a methyl-ester.
terfacing with CAESAR II for pipe stress Because of this structural difference, renewable diesel is a supe-
analysis, engineering was able to fabricate
rior product with a higher cetane index than typical ultra-low sulfur
the piping isometric drawings well before
diesel (ULSD), and unlike biodiesel, an energy density value equivalent to
engineering was completed.
The clients were very satisfied with ULSD.
the end product, Tran said. Without these Renewable diesel can be distributed using the established petroleum
tools, the schedule would have slipped and pipeline system, while biodiesel requires truck or rail transport. Additionally,
incurred an estimated 100,000 or more renewable diesel has no cold-flow issues and wont thicken and clog engines
additional project hours. Using CAD- in cold weather as may happen with biodiesel.
Worx and CAESAR II, the team produced Rendered fats offer a perfect feedstock for the production of
pipe isometrics, stress analysis reports, alternative fuels. Because its raw stock is recycled from collected food waste
structural design drawings, piping plans products, the biofuels produced from rendered grease is not diminishing the
and other deliverables. food supply and doesnt require fertile land space to be cleared to produce it.

Gaining efficiency
The isometrics were given to pipe fab- More than 65 specifications and re- services includes conceptual and front-end
ricators for spooling, and the stress analy- quired. From start of engineering to consulting, detailed design, turnkey EPC/
sis technicians were able to use the output completion was just 23 months, and the CM execution, and retrofit projects. Its
from CADWorx Plant Professional for projects 10,000 BPD design is currently professional team can perform grass roots
stress analysis. This saved the firm many
project hours when compared to what
operating at more than 11,000 BPD.
This project received the prestigious
or major revamp projects.
would be possible with other design pro- 2014 Drivers of Success award in the
grams. CADWorx category.
Richard Design Services produced
more than 6,500 isometric drawings au- Richard Design Services
tomatically and provided accurate quan- Richard Design Services
tities for piping and structural by using combines a history of execution
CADWorx to produce automatic bills of excellence with an extensive range Sangita Rivera is a contributing editor
material, all while avoiding schedule slips. of services in the petrochemical and for Insight and is based in Houston,
thousands of isometric drawings were petroleum refining industries. Its range of Texas, U.S.

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This article is reprinted

with permission from CAD

Ludan Engineering
Magazine Germany.

Achieves Record Time Savings

CADWorx P&ID Professional successfully creates process
deliverables in very tight time schedule

udan Engineering was involved in a basic engineering Equipment and instrument datasheets
project of a new waste water treatment plant in Russia. Equipment lists
Ludan Engineering, one of the most diversified provid- To shorten the design time, each participating advisory team
ers of integrated solutions for industrial development worked in its own document and drawing formats. The extremely
and plant optimization in Europe, was in charge of the engineer- simple and transparent database system provided by CADWorx
ing project. Multiple advisory and design teams from around the P&ID Professional allowed easy incorporation of the incoming
world participated in the project, while Ludan Engineering was materials directly into the CADWorx P&ID Professional data-
responsible for integrity of the final deliverables to the client. base with further simultaneous update of all relevant documen-
The project had a very tight schedule, and the time between tation.
receiving the information from partners to the delivery of final
documents to the client was extremely short. This required the
use of very powerful design tools with high customization flex-
ibility to incorporate the client format requirements. Ludan En-
gineering decided to use the CADWorx P&ID Professional tool
set. Before this project, Ludan Engineering used AutoCAD as its
standard tool.

Global flexibility
The client sent extensive procedures for document number-
ing, as well as for tagging of equipment, lines, valves, fittings, Working smarter
instruments, etc., plus the required drawing symbols and line CADWorx P&ID Professional allowed Ludan to work smart
patterns all of which are available in PDF form. Thanks to ex- at any design stage. The interface made it possible to define equip-
tremely easy customization, all of these symbols and line patterns ment items in block diagram and then use these definitions later
were defined in CADWorx P&ID Professional with little effort during the PFD and P&ID design stages. Its also possible to de-
from the drafters side. CADWorx P&ID Professional allows us- fine the equipment in the database before the drawing creation
ers to incorporate any tagging rules for equipment, lines, valves, and then later during the drawing creation process using this
fittings, instruments, etc. available database data.
All deliverables in this project were bilingual in Russian and The drawing creation process automatically generates the
English. The flexibility of CADWorx P&ID Professional enabled project database behind the drawing elements. However, the flex-
the project to have equipment descriptions in both languages that ibility of the CADWorx P&ID allows users to repeatedly unlink
were shared in: and link-back the drawing elements to/from the database with
Process flow diagrams (PFD) a simple click of the mouse. In other words, its possible to use
Piping & instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) CADWorx P&ID as ordinary AutoCAD as well as the universal

22 INSIGHT l Issue 36 QUARTER 4, 2014


drawing creation tool. Many experienced AutoCAD users will used CADWorx P&ID in nine projects and plans to further stan-
like the lisps and macros provided by CADWorx P&ID. For nov- dardize the use of the software in its increasing portfolio. In the
ice users, CADWorx P&ID is easy. CADWorx P&ID Professional near future, the company plans to train 15 staff members in the
works with the following three external database formats: Micro- use of the tool. Thanks to its CADWorx P&ID success, the CAD-
soft Access, SQL and Oracle. CADWorx P&ID Professional al- Worx Plant Professional suite has passed the trial period and will
lows users to add custom-created database tables at any project be validated on the real project.
design stage and repeatedly link/un-link any drawing element to
these tables. This database customization is extremely easy to per-
form, and doesnt require the user to possess any previous special
database knowledge or programming skills. About Ludan Engineering
Thanks to live bi-directional links to a database, the company
can easily integrate Mass and Heat balance tables presented in Ludan Engineering is a multidisciplinary engineer-
Block-Diagram/PFD with the calculated results from Aspen, HY- ing organization based in Israel. It contracts EPC (turn-
SYS, CHEMCAD or PIPENET. And with the ability to store the key) projects and provides EPCM services (engineer-
coordinates of each drawn element in the database, its possible to ing, procurement, construction supervision, and project
generate the PIPENET input file based on the AutoCAD drawing. management) for industrial projects worldwide, including
The benefits of the tool were very apparent from the begin- technological solutions, engineering, scientific regulatory
ning and included easy customization no programming skills
and strategic consultancy, for the private and public sec-
are required; high flexibility its possible to work smart from
tors. It has 350 employees.
the Block Diagram project stage; and a very full tools set: Data-
sheet module, Internet Publisher, data inheritance, piping specifi- Ludan Engineering established an environmental
cations, control, etc., said Boris M. Solovyev, Ph.D. ChE., senior group to provide solutions for a wide range of environ-
process engineer at Ludan Engineering. mental problems, which is now the independent compa-
Time savings can also be significant, depending on the type ny Ludan Environmental Technologies Ltd. It also start-
of project. For instance, if the project has multiple instruments ed a process control group to provide solutions for a
and control loops, the Instrument Index is generated automatical- wide range of plants in the process industry, which later
ly with the P&ID progress, as well as equipment and instrument became part of an independent company Ludan TECH.
datasheets. This case corresponds to 90 percent time savings, in
comparison to the conventional instrument and equipment data
filling. If the project is drawing creation itself, for an AutoCAD
novice user, CADWorx P&ID can save 50 percent of time.
CADWorx P&ID Professional also proved itself as a great con-
version tool of ordinary AutoCAD drawings to intelligent ones,
incorporating all available project documentation: datasheets,
equipment and line lists, etc.
Yves Shefner serves as an account manager for Intergraph Pro-
Moving forward cess, Power & Marine. He is based in Nesher, Israel.
Ludan Engineering is broadening its project portfolio. It has

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Reprinted with permission

from the June 2014 issue of

Game to Train
LNG Industry.

3D simulation training has become vital in workforce training

econds count during emergency situations in LNG

facilities. Hazards include flammability of the source
gas and after vaporization of LNG into a gaseous state,
freezing and asphyxia. Plant floor workers, control
room operators and emergency response personnel all need to be
able to respond quickly and effectively perform the correct pro-
cedures to prevent minor incidents escalating into major catas-
trophes. Training is extensive, and therefore very expensive, for
training both plant floor and emergency personnel.
Traditional classroom-based training typically suffers from
high costs and poor results with low knowledge retention; the
pace of training has to accommodate the slowest trainee, the
number of trainees that can be taught in a class is limited and
the valuable trainer resource is tied-up during the whole training
period. Where on-site training is carried out with a mentor, the
numbers of trainees are even further restricted for effective com-
munication and safety reasons, and trainees can be distracted by cally included in a 3D model will be shown.
noise and other ongoing activities.
3D-based training simulation solutions based on serious gam- Keeping it real
ing technologies can provide an improved, highly immersive and In addition to navigation in a 3D/laser scan model, a prerequi-
interactive training experience. With the purpose of minimizing site for a virtual immersive training tool is the capability to build
the occurrence and harmful effects of accidents involving tech- realistic training scenarios. Hazard evaluation and quantification
nology and environmental emergencies, real-time high-fidelity experts can identify on-site and off-site hazards, build simula-
simulation solutions provide a wide range of simulation, training tion scenarios in 3D and train and assess the ability of emergency
and engineering solutions that can be used by instructors, opera- response personnel. These tools provide an escalating sequence
tors, engineers, maintenance staff, inspectors and planners. of events and emergency procedure scenarios for the teams to be
Studies have shown that virtual, serious games-based train- trained and tested accordingly.
ing can both reduce the time required for training and improve Tools such as 3D PACT provide a simple interface to define the
knowledge retention. The new generation of recruits to the LNG steps in a training scenario. No programming or scripting skills
industry belongs to the computer-savvy gaming generation and are necessary so that training and subject matter experts can
even older workers quickly adapt and appreciate the engaging ex- rapidly build up training scenarios themselves after one to two
perience of 3D immersive training. weeks of training. Where needed, users can also create and add
Not all LNG facilities have a 3D model available to use as a photorealistic, custom-made equipment into the 3D/virtual rep-
basis for 3D training. For state-of-the-art solutions such as Sa- resentation, including welding machines, locks, switches, trans-
mahnzi 3D PACT, offered through Intergraph, this is not an issue, mitters, scaffolding, etc. These custom-made and placed objects
because low-cost 3D laser scans with high-definition photographs immediately become part of the facility and are available to use in
can be used as an alternative. This gives trainees an even better the configuration of training scenarios.
immersive experience, because the true appearance of equipment Best-in-class solutions also include a fully configurable dy-
is apparent and many minor components that may not be typi- namic animation system and particle effects system, including

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steam, fire, foam, water, bubbles and sparks. These give added re- This leads to higher motivation to undertake training.
alism to emergency scenarios where liquids can escape and catch Maintenance is reduced because equipment is operated closer
fire, or where rooms fill with smoke, hampering visibility, etc. All to specifications. Costly errors and incidents can be minimized or
objects are subject to real physics, allowing falling objects, such as eliminated with the right training plan and equipment, of which
the swing of a crane, to be accurately simulated. process simulation is a key and cost-effective component. Most
Further realism can be gained by integration to a built-in or importantly, trainees experience an enjoyable, highly immersive,
third-party simulation engine. This provides trainees with an in- and engaging training experience, resulting in faster and better
depth view and insight into process dynamics under normal and training results, all at a lower cost.
abnormal operating conditions. As motors are started, pumps op- By automatically capturing and storing all training performed
erate and fluids flow, the level of liquids in vessels responds to the in the system, immersive training simulators keep an auditable re-
opening and closing of valves, etc. cord of staff training, preparedness and certification to undertake
work. It may be important in some jurisdictions to prove that the
Benefits of virtual, immersive training plant owner has taken appropriate measures to ensure that staff
Simulation of real-life situations becomes essential for emer- are properly trained to undertake hazardous work and for pay-
gency preparedness training, not only because addressing dan- ment of worker compensation claims from insurance companies.
gerous hazards can save plant assets and operation, but because In the 3D-simulated environment, trainees can easily visit
it fundamentally saves lives. The software helps companies cre- areas of the plant that may be physically or logistically difficult
ate awareness of potential threats or unsafe situations, includ- to access (due to heat, noise, poor access/egress, etc.). This allows
ing workers making dangerous actions or performing work in them to become familiar with these areas that they may have oth-
an unsafe manner. In addition, companies can evaluate whether erwise avoided.
emergency response personnel know which equipment to use and By training staff to perform complex operations that may be
which procedures and routes to follow during emergencies. non-routine or potentially hazardous, plant operators reduce the
Simulation training has become vital for preventing incidents risk of injury to personnel, environmental damage and financial
and accidents in many industry sectors, and LNG plant operators
are not foreign to this trend. Simulation training also improves
loss. Intergraph is ready to help with 3D PACT.
process control, resulting in higher throughput and quality with
less downtime.
Once a training scenario has been created by a subject matter
expert, it can be run by trainees without the need to take up the
time of specialist trainers, thus reducing training costs. Trainees Adrian Park serves as vice president of business development for
can re-run the training as many times as needed and proceed at Intergraph Process, Power & Marine and is based in Stavanger,
their own pace. Immersive training is a more engaging, enjoyable Norway.
experience for the trainees who experience immediate feedback.

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Reprinted with permission from

the July/August 2014 issue of

The Brownfield Scandinavia Oil & Gas


Information Challenge
Bringing structure to unstructured legacy data

veryone in the industry would prefer to run a plant

they have been involved with from conceptual design
to commissioning, all handled by a single EPC con-
tractor who has handed over a perfect set of data files.
However, in practice, most of us have to function within plants
that incorporate brownfield elements built in the past for anoth-
er company, which are usually poorly documented. This legacy
plant documentation is likely to be incomplete, unstructured and
in a variety of formats, introducing a range of operational, safety
and financial risks. Consequently, software for structuring and
analyzing such documentation is a valuable tool for brownfield
site operators.
When acquiring existing facilities, the new owner operator
will often discover that the various contractors who were involved
in engineering and construction over the years used different de-
sign and data management tools. Therefore, the information that
exists is often in unintelligent formats like scanned documents,
PDFs and images. The files are often shared informally, resulting
in duplicates scattered in unofficial storage locations. Some docu- Costs and risks
ments might only exist in paper form. Leaving this information Trustworthy engineering data and documentation are es-
unmanaged leads to further duplication, fragmentation and deg- sential for effective project delivery and safe, efficient operations.
radation of information integrity. Every person involved in designing, constructing, operating and
Furthermore, when a brownfield plant is initiated after a turn- maintaining a facility needs ready access to trustworthy informa-
around, there is likely to be a significant data disconnect between tion to perform their job effectively. Incomplete, unreliable and
the main EPC contractor and the subcontractors working on the unstructured plant data exposes the O/O to significant risks. It is
project. As a result, O/O personnel often set up their own data challenging to solve a problem on a plant or take a critical deci-
stores, leading to additional fragmentation. sion if inadequate information means that the root cause of prob-
This lack of reliable plant data also affects new-build plant el- lems is difficult to find, or if there are undocumented dependen-
ements. During this frenetic period, documents, drawings and cies between systems.
electronic files are distributed in boxes throughout the temporary Safety risks are even more important to consider. If O/Os are
construction offices and taken onto the site by craft workers. Some not completely familiar with the details of their plants, how can
of the detailed information may only be in the heads of techni- they guarantee they are safe and achieve their zero hazards goal?
cians or on scraps of paper somewhere. Whether this informa- Inadequate information can also pose challenges for mainte-
tion is ever captured electronically is questionable. nance and make it difficult to isolate equipment in an emergency.
Similarly, if plant components are discovered to be substandard,

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all locations where they have been used need to be identified so venient access to all of these files. It should also allow the user
that the components in question can be replaced. That requires to see the relationships between files and walk through the plant
detailed, up-to-date and easily accessible materials records. using photographs and laser scans which accurately represent the
An inability to quickly solve plant upsets can lead to unneces- as-exists plant (which may well be different from the as-designed
sarily long and costly production interruptions. Poor plant docu- or as-built plant).
mentation can make it impossible to comply with health, safety A web portal can give access to all information about a pump:
and environmental regulations. This may lead to high fines and the service manual, nozzle information, drawings, datasheets and
tense relationships with regulatory authorities. P&IDs, as well as safety, purchasing and maintenance data. The
3D laser scan is fully navigable and includes a measurement func-
Dealing with unstructured, ever-changing data tion. This comprehensive access to information makes it easier to
What is really needed is a single point of access to all plant assess issues affecting the pump and to plan maintenance or deal
data, be it historical or current, regardless of the format in which with emergencies without physically going into the plant.
the data exists. We need a tool to bring organization and structure High-definition laser scans are particularly useful in brown-
to unstructured information and make it easy to access. field settings where the costs of surveying the as-exists plant and
Such a tool should provide access to data in a wide range of creating an accurate 3D model would be prohibitive.
formats and enable contractors and O/Os to handle unstructured
data more efficiently, thereby reducing associated risks. Data management and reporting functions
The key requirement is that the tool should help users find the One would also expect plant information management soft-
information they need, even if initially they are not sure what they ware to have options to browse, query, sort, filter and count in-
are looking for, or where to look for it. This means combining the formation. These functions could be used for reports, cause and
strengths of computers (e.g., continuously scanning folders for effect analyses, document quality assurance, etc. Reports could
new information) with those of skilled engineers (e.g., being able include tag lists, document lists, cross-reference lists and lists of
to quickly evaluate duplicates and revisions to pick the best mas- missing documents.
ter to use).
One option for making data more accessible is to store files in Implementation
hierarchical folders. However, such a hierarchy may merely lead In a brownfield environment, those involved will have to cope
to structured data rather than structured information which is with the existing data, which is likely to be spread across a net-
actually useful. work. When first installed, software should crawl through all files
Instead, it would be better to adopt the find what you need by in identified locations and subsequently monitor relevant folders
what you know concept. Users in different roles in an organiza- to check if new files are added.
tion all know something different about the plant and the work It is essential that documents and tag numbers are correctly
they undertake in it. Hence, they will start looking for informa- linked. This provides effective access to information, helps to
tion from different starting points by tag number, unit number, place everything in context and helps to determine the impact of
discipline, document type, etc. An effective tool for accessing un- proposed changes. The tool must also support multiple tag for-
structured data should support this approach. mats (e.g., as used by different contractors) and be able to identify
tag numbers in CAD drawings and scanned documents, even if
Diverse data formats they have to be reconstructed.
After the initial setup, an effective data management tool
should immediately provide convenient access to the formerly
unstructured plant data. This will save time and costs while im-
proving safety and reliability.
Plant data is likely to come in a variety of file formats: 2D and
3D CAD systems (e.g., AutoCAD and MicroStation), specialist Brad Broughton serves as executive director of business develop-
plant design software, office software, PDFs, document scans, ment for owner operator solutions at Intergraph Process, Power
photographs and laser scans. Ideally, the tool should provide con- & Marine. He is based in Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.

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This article is reprinted with

permission from the August

The 10 Million-piece 2014 issue of Nuclear

Engineering International.

Nuclear Puzzle
ITER Organization chooses SmartPlant Materials, SmartPlant Construction
and SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators for mega-project

TER is the largest global research effort on nuclear fusion busy working with a team of contractors from Intergraph, imple-
ever undertaken. The seven members of the ITER project menting a set of software solutions to help with the complex and
share the responsibility of building the ITER machine and daunting task of managing the construction of the Tokamak and
associated facilities. all associated plant components at the ITER site.
Ninety percent of contributions will be delivered in-kind. ITER contracted Intergraph to supply and implement off-
Members (China, EU, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the the-shelf solutions to help manage construction, materials man-
U.S.) will deliver components for the Tokamak and plant systems agement, commissioning/testing, technical document and data
directly to the ITER Organization in France. Designing, manu- management, as well as to bring industry best practice for these
facturing, transporting and assembling the 10 million compo- systems to ITER. These products also had to integrate seamlessly
nents of the project, many of which are of exceptional size and with existing ITER software, such as ITER Document Manage-
weight, pose logistics and managerial challenges of colossal pro- ment, Engineering Data Base (EDB, including ITERs engineer-
portions. ing tools) and SAP.
SmartPlant Materials is able to track, trace and manage all
Comprehensive solutions components and parts of the ITER site in compliance with nu-
ITER sought an off-the-shelf solution to manage the supply clear safety regulations. The tool will link on-site inventory man-
chain for components that are being manufactured and procured agement with construction planning to maximize cost-efficiency
all over the world. ITER also wanted cost-effective software that and avoid construction disruption.
could bring in industry standards and best practices. SmartPlant Materials will provide ITER Organization with
Intergraph, engineering enterprise software provider for central storage of logistics information and make possible effec-
the power and nuclear sectors, among others, was awarded the tive management of logistics activities. The material catalog spec-
contract to provide the software and services supporting the As- ifications, bill of materials (BOM) and material take-off (MTO)
sembly and Operation division of the ITER project. In addition requisitions, and procurement, tracing, warehousing and inspec-
to SmartPlant Materials for material management, SmartPlant tions information will all be centralized in SmartPlant Materials.
Construction was selected for workface planning and SmartPlant This will enable each department or function to access whatever
Enterprise for Owner Operators will handle technical informa- materials logistics data is needed for a task in the format most
tion and data management. appropriate to that task. SmartPlant Materials is being used in a
production environment for activities such as materials receiving
Material management at Saint-Paul-lez-Durance.
SmartPlant Materials is the Intergraph integrated life-cycle SmartPlant Materials is a very mature industry solution for
material and supply chain and subcontracting management so- materials management and it has been successfully used in many
lution. It provides a common collaboration platform and project major power and process construction projects around the world
workbench for all partners in any EPC project supply chain. over the last 10 years. It is used by most leading EPCs globally. All
Over the past 18 months, a small team from ITER has been material deliveries to the ITER site will be loaded into SmartPlant

28 INSIGHT l Issue 36 QUARTER 4, 2014


Materials. It will manage all materials for both domestic agency

in-kind contracts and ITER Organization in-cash contracts with
suppliers. For In-Cash contracts, the complete material cycle will
be used from Engineering BOMs (Bill of Materials), through Pro-
curement to Construction. For In-Kind contracts, the material
deliverables will be tracked from the suppliers, through logistics
to warehouse management at site and then final issue to construc-
To help with these materials management processes in Smart-
Plant Materials, interfaces have already been developed and tested
between SmartPlant Materials and EDB, SmartPlant Materials
and SAP as well as SmartPlant Materials and the shipping data
that will be provided by logistics provider Daher.
The data for all material deliverables that will arrive at the
ITER site in Cadarache, France, needs to be captured at the source
(the supplier) and tracked through data received from Daher.
When the delivery trucks arrive at site, the data in SmartPlant
Materials should match the delivery details and allow planning
for final inspections and warehousing. A major focus of Smart-
Plant Materials is on tracking and tracing of all materials from the
erly trained by the core team as needed.
source supplier to the ITER site.
The next step is to proceed with the implementation of Smart-
Plant Construction and to integrate both systems together.
Construction management
SmartPlant Construction is a dynamic work package planning
This materials management process means that the materi-
solution. Intuitive, configurable interfaces enable workface plan-
als in the SmartPlant Materials warehouses are ready to interface
ners to create effective work packages using industry-proven work
with the next Intergraph product being implemented, SmartPlant
processes. Real-time material integration availability reports will
Construction. SmartPlant Construction manages workface plan-
provide ITER with dynamic re-scheduling capabilities.
ning and interfaces to the project-assembly schedule in Primavera
Inventory management will be integrated with the construc-
project management software. The Field Installation Work Packs
tion planning before the first on-site installation and assembly
in SmartPlant Construction (downloaded from Primavera) will
start in 2015. SmartPlant Construction will be used to schedule,
interface with SmartPlant Materials to determine the status of re-
organize, track and report on assembly activities on-site (machine
quired materials and, when available, will automatically reserve
and systems) by browsing through the 3D model. The technical
the material, ready for automatic issuing to construction.
information and documentation will be centralized and managed
The main challenges for this part of the project were different
using SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators.
states of design maturity in the components and an adequate 3D
Accurate and effective materials management and construc-
model for construction. Component and part numbering, BOM
tion will pave the way for assembly activities, which have been
definition at each life cycle stage, a central and common catalog
carefully planned in a schedule that contains 40,000 lines for
and specification are currently being defined and created. The tool
machine assembly alone. Assembly operations will require 1.5
will also be integrated with numerous other applications, includ-
million man hours extending over a period of four years, before
ing SAP.
arriving to the crucial point of testing the facilities and the Toka-
Implementation plans mak, beginning a new era of nuclear fusion.
At this point in time, most of the project design and detailed
design is ready and the first components are being manufac-
tured. Component arrival will slowly ramp up during 2015 and
reach full speed in 2016. Initially, only two or three people will
be trained to use SmartPlant Materials, although technical staff,
domestic agencies and IO suppliers will be able to access the infor- Cristina Gonzalez is a contributing editor for Insight and is
mation via a portal and by running specific reports in SmartPlant based in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.
Materials. As the shipping volume grows, new users will be prop-

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This article is reprinted with

permission from the April

Large Projects 2014 issue of CAV magazine.

Demand More
Bringing efficiency and automation to 3D design of complex structures

he design of new facilities or the revamp of old plants Meeting industry needs
or assets becomes more challenging as the amount of The leading provider in the industry, Intergraph, has recently
engineering data that needs to be managed increases. launched Smart 3D 2014. This solution will help chemical, pro-
This demands a more centralized and efficient data cess and oil & gas companies to model complex structures and
processing system from the design phase into the construction design intelligent plants, while creating automated engineering
and operation phases. Projects are growing larger and need to deliverables.
deal with larger amounts of data, shorter schedules, and increased Smart 3D is the worlds first and only next-generation 3D plant
safety, operability and productivity requirements. design solution, employing a breakthrough engineering approach
Enterprise software providers are focusing their efforts to im- that is focused on rules, relationships and automation. It provides
prove the rule-based concept of their 3D tools, enabling more ef- all of the capabilities needed to design a plant and then keep it as-
ficient design, enhanced intelligence, automation and reuse, with built throughout its life cycle. This innovative Intergraph solution
better quality and design integrity than ever before. captures new and existing engineering knowledge so that it can
Successful companies in a competitive market need to sup- be saved and reused in the future, which is key to companies suc-
port the full life cycle of a plant or facility, focusing on knowledge cess in todays competitive global economy.
management, integration and reuse when transitioning from one
project or operation phase to another. Having a software solution Enhanced user experience
that has all of the disciplines integrated together mitigates many Many of Intergraphs most significant and innovative clients,
risks and adds considerable value to an accomplishing business. as well as participants in Intergraphs Agile software development

30 INSIGHT l Issue 36 QUARTER 4, 2014


process, have been involved in beta testing the latest version of tween the different teams and disciplines working on a project.
Smart 3D. A clear understanding by all parties in a project of how their
As a participant in the beta testing program, Technip was es- work relates to that of the others will reduce the effort needed to
pecially pleased with the installation, configuration and admin- ensure that all project components are compatible and correctly
istration improvements in the 2014 release, said Didier Tison, interfaced. It will also reduce the need to modify designs to fit in
Smart 3D business product manager at Technip. with parts of the plant provided by others.
We were able to easily bring forward projects built on the This form of interoperability has the potential to increase
2009.1 release. The improved configuration for extraction of de- productivity while shortening project schedules. Finally, it can
liverables is significantly faster and the 64-bit processing capa- safeguard access to essential data during the full plant life cycle
bilities allow large drawings to benefit from increased memory through to decommissioning.
availability. Its also much easier to configure and run. Smart 3D offers a 3D Interop feature for 3D interoperability
with a range of third-party products. This interoperability capa-
Design reuse for productivity bility is built on the SmartPlant Review functionality. It supports
In addition to its rule-based capabilities, upgraded Model numerous file formats used by Intergraph and third-party soft-
Data Reuse (MDR) capabilities enable efficient reuse of design ware, such as:
that is not possible in any other 3D CAD application. Users can
reuse FEED or old designs with different catalogs and specifica-
PDS AutoCAD XMplant
tions by leveraging Smart 3Ds unique rule reuse, tag renaming
Tekla MicroStation
and specification interchange.
Also, enhanced 3D interoperability capabilities enable the use This solution brings intelligence to data and is aware of the
of 3D data from multiple foreign CAD systems in conjunction business class of components (piping, equipment, etc.). The map-
with native Smart 3D models. Smart 3D is the only system in the ping of classes and properties from external data to those used by
world that allows interoperability with both graphics and data of 3D Interop is defined in a straightforward spreadsheet.
foreign CAD models, making it an ideal solution for revamp and The tool receives input from external models in the form
joint venture projects. of sets of matching graphics and data files. However, it does not
Since all of the data is stored in a single database, concurrent need catalog and specification information from the systems
engineering in one or multiple locations is achieved via robust feeding it, and therefore avoids the problems associated with
and flexible data replication technology from Microsoft or Oracle. the replication of these databases.
A consistent, workflow-oriented user interface designed to be in- 3D Interop makes it possible to attach and orient referenced
tuitive and discoverable makes Smart 3D easy to learn, allowing models relative to other 3D objects. This enables the user to see
quick ramp-up of even the largest projects. how plant modules designed or supplied by different parties fit
Improvements to automated generation of project deliverables together and makes it possible to identify any clashes between
including simplified administration and configuration utilities them and to manage the interfaces effectively. Users can also
add value to projects more quickly than ever before. Smart 3D inspect the referenced model objects and properties and view
now comes with a new Isometric Setup tool for even easier con- them using property dialogs, labels and ToolTips.
figuration of integrated piping isometric generation. Isometrics The Smart 3D filter tool operates on object types and prop-
have been enhanced to better support jacketed piping, including erties, independently of the software used to create them. This
disconnected sections. makes object management much more efficient. Using 3D In-
A new profile and data drawing template enables users to terop, third-party data works intelligently with the automated
update bills of materials to better reflect company standards.
Drawing by rule-set functionality has been extended to support
rule-based drawing capabilities in Smart 3D.
outfitting/plant objects, providing an efficient mechanism for
automated generation of complete drawings sets. And, the auto-
matic drawing templates now offer enhancements for hangers and
Working together is key
Interoperability among different systems is also an essential David Whittle serves as the business development manager at
feature when operating a complex asset or facility. Enhanced in- Intergraph Process, Power & Marine and is based in Swindon,
teroperability will improve cooperation and communications be- U.K.

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Reprinted with permission

Vital Links
from the September 2013
issue of Chemie Techniek.

Systems completion brings together engineering, construction

and operations to promote visibility, accuracy and control

lthough systems completion refers to the transition

between construction and operations, much of the
planning and administration for it begin early in the
project. This includes critical activities such as me-
chanical completion and commissioning and, finally, the hand-
over to operations.
These activities depend on engineering design and project
status information, which change during the project. Failure to
manage these changes effectively often leads to project over-runs.
Systems completion is complex, involving many parties and
information from many sources. Hence, small delays in one area
can have serious effects elsewhere. Early and easy access to reli-
able information, well-managed processes and clear change man-
agement are essential for successful systems completion.

Problems of current tools

Systems completion on a modern project requires effective in-
formation management tools.
Dedicated software packages are available, but these generally
use data disconnected from the engineering design basis (data
used for plant construction and operation). Therefore, a signifi-
cant data capture, cleansing and consolidation effort is required.
Additionally, this data is usually not transferred to the opera-
tions systems, requiring walkdowns and data discovery efforts
during operations. Furthermore, once the systems completion
stage is closed out, the information is no longer available to the bring further benefits to projects where multiple contractors are
owner operator for future completion activities after turnarounds. involved or modular construction is used, such as offshore proj-
Another disadvantage of such software is limited visibility of ects.
changes made to the engineering design basis. This leads to in- In the past, each contractor typically implemented its own
consistencies between the design and the work on-site. completions system. Hence, compiling the status, punch lists and
carry-over work for the installation, hook-up and commissioning
Evolving repository phase was time-consuming, error-prone and costly.
It would be much more efficient to use a systems completion One of the more complete tools in the market addressing work
solution based on a repository that evolves with the engineering processes related to the engineering design basis during the facil-
design basis throughout project development. This approach will ity life cycle is Intergraphs SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Op-
erators (SPO) solution suite. The suite was recently extended with

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the Systems Completion (SC) solution. Although the SC solution

is a new component of SPO, Intergraph has successfully provided Buzzard flies with data warehousing
systems completion solutions to customers on a project basis for
the past 10 years.
Throughout the project, data and documentation can be cre-
ated in 3D design software or loaded from external sources, such Startup without delays by identifying
as package suppliers and contractors. SPO offers several options easily foreseeable and avoidable issues
for importing and validating data, as well as managing change.
When plant data is changed, the new information is immediately Buzzard is a large production platform complex in
available in SPO SC. In other words, the engineering design basis the North Sea. A data warehouse based on SPO was
built up during the project is available to the systems completion set up at the start of the project. This ensured that all
team and the project management team. data was available and cross-referenced from design
A checklist of 160 predefined templates is provided. Users do
through to operations and greatly reduced the effort.
not need access to the SPO SC system and can complete the tem-
The data warehouse also supported audit trails and
plates without a network connection. Once completed, a checklist
management of change.
can be emailed to an SPO SC administrator for importing. The
system also enables the automatic allocation of rules to associate
equipment and piping (tags) with the relevant check documents
and populate data fields. This can save tedious, error-prone man-
ual work and speed up the preparation of completion packages
and, later, the startup.
Such check documents can be updated with the results from
walkdowns and inspections, either at the office or in the field us-
ing a laptop or tablet PC. The tool will then change the status to

Image courtesy NEXEN.

open or closed, punch list item raised, etc. to give a comprehensive
overview of the progress of the work. Work processes and work
packages are based on roles. This makes it possible to present the
information in a method that is clearer and more intuitive than
conventional documentation. The work processes ensure that the
appropriate information is distributed to the right people.
This unified approach made systems completion
Toward startup
SPO SC presents the progress of the work clearly and identifies much easier, which was essential because the platform
potential issues to help keep completion activities on track. There construction was spread across four sites. The software
is a choice of standard status reports and the information can be was provided to all the yards involved in the project
presented as tables or as graphical reports superimposed on SPO and was used from the start. Consequently, the work
P&IDs and 3D models. This presentation is dynamic: users can could be performed more efficiently and data migration
enter punch list items and close out check documents while view- was avoided. The data warehouse now supports the
ing status reports. operations of the platform.
Managed effectively, systems completion can reduce the risk
of delays and incidents. Reducing rework, improving access to in-
formation and improving efficiency all offer the potential to bring
the startup dates forward.
SPO SC uses the engineering design data, manages informa-
tion and controls processes. It enables owner operators and con-
tractors to manage this essential project phase efficiently. Finally,
the information captured and managed during systems comple- Adrian Park serves as global technical director of owner operator
tion forms an important element in the complete asset manage- solutions for Intergraph Process, Power & Marine and is based in
ment life cycle. Stavanger, Norway.

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The Golden Valve Awards honor the most innovative and well-executed uses of Intergraph
PP&M software. Entries for the next awards are due March 17, so prepare your entries today!

Best of Show
ECMs Engineering Team
ECM S.A. Projetos Industriais, Brazil

ECM, a consolidated engineering company

with extensive experience in multidisciplinary
industrial projects with an emphasis on the min-
eral sector, was presented the Best of Show
award. Intergraph solutions provided integration
between disciplines on an ECM project for Vale,
a Brazilian multinational diversified metals and
mining corporation. Intergraph Smart 3D and
SmartPlant Review helped ECMs Engineering
Team create an image detailing a ball mill unit
on a brownfield project in Brazil. The image de-
picts a building in a drop of water coming from
the piping model.

Judges Choice, Engineering & Construction

Intergraph Smart 3D Group
CBMI Construction, China
This image shows the first use of Intergraph Smart 3D
to design a cement plant in China. SmartSketch and
SmartPlant Review were also used on the project.

Judges Choice, Shipbuilding

DongKwon Lee
Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea

Intergraph Smart 3D was used to generate this image

showing the traffic steel outfitting pumps. It includes
some piping systems in the node area of a semi-sub-
mersible central processing facility.

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Judges Choice, Offshore
Georgi Filipov
Keppel FELS Baltech, Bulgaria

This image of a self-elevating drilling unit with

cantilever assembly was created with Inter-
graph Smart 3D, SmartPlant Review, Smart-
Sketch, SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant

Second Place, Visually Complex

Chetan Kasale, Sreekumar Pillai and
Hariprasad Tripure
Larsen & Toubro Engineering Mumbai, India
This image shows the main pipe rack area and
deaerator area developed with PDS, Smart-
Plant P&ID and SmartPlant Review.

Third Place, Visually Complex

Mariana Popa
Candu Energy, Canada

Intergraph Smart 3D, SmartPlant P&ID, Smart-

Plant Foundation and SmartPlant Instrumenta-
tion were used to create this image of a CANDU
reactor building with the containment wall
removed for a cleaner view of the reactor.

First Place, Animation

Sabrina Vreuls Simonini Coutinho
Ecovix, Brazil

The FPSO navigates through the various con-

struction phases in this animation developed
with Intergraph Smart 3D and SmartPlant

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First Place, Photorealism

Erivaldo Borges, Arley Costa and
Francisco Fonda
SNC-Lavalin, Brazil

The Concentration Area at Vargem

Grandes Process Iron Ore Plant in
Brazil is shown in this image, which was
created with Intergraph Smart 3D and
SmartPlant Review.

Second Place, Photorealism

Sanjaykumar N. Sarvaiya
L&T Chiyoda, India
PDS and SmartPlant Review created
this image depicting storage tanks under
light focus.

Third Place, Photorealism

Sabrina Vreuls Simonini Coutinho
Ecovix, Brazil

This image, developed with Intergraph

Smart 3D and SmartPlant Review,
shows a view of the ships construction
on the dry dock.

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First Place, Discipline-Specific
Engineering Innovation Team
Doosan Heavy Industries, Korea
Intergraph Smart 3D, SmartPlant P&ID
and SmartPlant Review were used to
create this steam turbine 3D model to
check interferences and generate draw-
ings for construction.

Second Place, Discipline-Specific

Zhang Di
Sinopec Petroleum Engineering
Corporation, China

This piping view of an oil treatment

station was generated with Intergraph
Smart 3D and SmartPlant Review.

Third Place, Discipline-Specific

Erivaldo Borges, Arley Costa
and Francisco Fonda
SNC-Lavalin, Brazil

Intergraph Smart 3D and SmartPlant

Review were used to generate this im-
age detailing the pulp pipelines at the
Apolo Iron Ore plant in Brazil.

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Submissions by the 3D R&D Center of SNERDI of China; Anisio Pamplona of Brazils Promon Engenharia;
and Li Ke, SongJi Wei, Xue Feng, Fu Renchas and Wang TingTing of Chinas CNPCCEI took home first-place
awards in the fifth annual Platinum Pipe Awards competition in the Engineering & Schematics, Smart 3D and
SmartPlant Review categories, respectively.

This year marks the first time the SmartPlant Review Platinum Pipe award has been presented.

The Platinum Pipe Awards competition annually recognizes the most innovative automation ideas and
implementations for the following solutions: Smart 3D, SmartPlant Review and SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant
Electrical and SmartPlant Instrumentation (known as SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics).

First Place, Engineering & Schematics Third Place, Smart 3D

3D R&D Center Darren Litherland
SNERDI, China Agility Group, Norway

Second Place, Engineering & Schematics First Place, SmartPlant Review

ECM Engineering Team Li Ke, SongJi Wei, Xue Feng, Fu Renchas
ECM SA Projetos Industriais, Brazil and Wang TingTing

Third Place, Engineering & Schematics

Paulo Santos Second Place, SmartPlant Review

QGI Brasil S.A., Brazil Tetsuya Miwa

Toyo Engineering Corp., Japan

First Place, Smart 3D

Anisio Pamplona Third Place, SmartPlant Review

Promon Engenharia, Brazil 3D Automation Group

Ecovix, Brazil

Second Place, Smart 3D

Chin-Young Lee
Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea

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The Drivers of Success competition recognizes innovative applications of CADWorx, CAESAR II
and PV Elite featuring impressive project results and significant benefits from collaboration among
disciplines and the integration of the products.

CADWorx - Richard Design Services (RDS)

RDS engineered the largest renewable diesel facility in the
United States in Norco, Louisiana. RDS completed what
would have taken 300,000 project hours in only 200,000
project hours using CADWorx. RDS is a full-service
engineering and procurement company combining a history
of execution excellence with an extensive range of services
in the petrochemical and petroleum refining industries. Read
more on page 20.

CAESAR II - L&T-Chiyoda Limited (LTC)

LTC completed a turnkey fluid catalytic cracking unit for
Indian Oil Corporation Limited at its Mathura Refinery. Using
CAESAR II, LTC saved approximately 4 percent of the total
project cost, equivalent to US$1 million, and ensured that the
project would be completed within the tight schedule. LTC is
an engineering consultancy organization formed by Larsen &
Toubro Limited, Indias premier engineering, manufacturing
and construction company and Chiyoda Corporation of Japan,
a world-renowned engineering company with five decades of
experience in hydrocarbon and related fields.

PV Elite - Engineers India Ltd (EIL)

EIL performed work on the Sulfur Recovery Unit for Bharat
Petroleum Corporation Limited at Kochi, India. Using PV Elite,
the company managed to stay well within schedule despite
frequent design changes and experienced material savings
of at least 15 percent. EIL is one of the leading design and
engineering organizations in South Asia. Established in 1965,
EIL provides engineering consultancy and EPC services
principally focused on the oil and gas and petrochemical

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At A Glance By J E R RY F E LT S

SmartPlant Fusion Intergraph Smart and process machines on the shop floor
to speed up part/piping/block/module
2014 Released Production Now production and prevent mistakes. The so-
lution considerably increases material uti-
SmartPlant Fusion 2014 is the latest Available lization and its design interface with the
semi-automatic work preparation process
version of Intergraphs breakthrough
solution for EPCs and plant operators to Intergraph Smart Production pow- helps to significantly reduce man-hours in
rapidly find, capture, organize, link and ered by NESTIX is a new solution the total production process.
visualize large volumes of information within the next-generation Intergraph
through a simple web portal. Smart Yard offering. Intergraph Smart
Trustworthy engineering data and Production enables yards and fabrica-
documentation are essential to effec- tors to control the entire module/block
tive project delivery and safe, efficient
operations. However, EPCs and O/Os
production process from digital design
AMEC Chooses
struggle to manage large volumes of un-
structured, unmanaged information
Smart 3D
documents, drawings, models, lists and International engineering and project
datasheets that exist in multiple formats management company AMEC has chosen
and locations. This lack of control can to upgrade its investment in PDS to Inter-
lead to duplication, fragmentation and graph Smart 3D technology by transfer-
degradation of information integrity, ring its existing PDS perpetual licenses to
and even its outright loss. Smart 3D licenses. AMEC is a longtime
SmartPlant Fusion 2014 delivers sev- user of Intergraph solutions and is com-
eral significant functionality enhance- mitted to establishing global expertise in
ments for addressing those problems, Smart 3D, Intergraphs next-generation,
including exponentially faster docu- data-centric and rule-driven 3D design
ment loading; improved user experience tool. AMEC will implement Smart 3D
and navigation; a reporting and chart- to parts fabrication through the comple- across its enterprise to capture new busi-
ing engine with a number of out-of- tion of subassemblies, pipe spools, pan- ness and support existing projects.
the-box reports for document lists, tag els and module/block assemblies.
lists, document status, tag-document The production-oriented solution
relationships and more; improved in- contains all the work preparation, part
tegration with Leica TruView laser nesting functions and Numerical Con-
scans for more intuitive navigation; trol (NC) generation, and load balanc-
and multi-site capability. SmartPlant ing in one integrated solution, to sup-
Fusion also provides interoperabil- port lean manufacturing. Intergraph
ity with Intergraphs template solutions Smart Production features a unique
for EPCs and O/Os. SmartPlant Fu- bottom-up approach to control the fab-
sion users can incrementally promote rication shop. The solution has been
documents with their related tags into developed in conjunction with leading
a fully managed environment with- yards and fabricators and incorporates Jacek Morawski, AMEC Americas di-
in SmartPlant Enterprise or Smart- production philosophies imported from rector of engineering, said, AMEC has
Plant Enterprise for Owner Operators. the mechanical engineering industry, been a longtime supporter of Intergraph
allowing continuous improvements. solutions. Solutions from Intergraph are Intergraph Smart Production inte- highly sought by owner operators and af-
grates with Intergraph Smart 3D design, ter identifying market trends and seeing
construction, material management the strong adoption of Smart 3D technol-

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ogy, AMEC decided to leverage our PDS position as the preferred EPC company in
investment to the new platform to capture China, but also meets its growing business
business opportunities and establish a demands for increased global competi-
global offering. tiveness.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph PP&M We have been using Intergraph tech-
president, said, We are very pleased nology for many years, and we are pleased
AMEC recognizes that Intergraph offers to extend our long-term strategic relation-
the industry standard solution with Smart ship with Intergraph, said Chengda of-
3D. It is a comprehensive solution avail- ficials. We have achieved great success
able for intelligent 3D design and AMEC consistency and speeding up the fabri- through the implementation of Smart-
saw that owner operators identify and pre- cation process. Plant Enterprise for our engineering proj-
fer Intergraph as the leader in 3D design. These tools enable a continu- ects, and we are confident that SmartPlant
AMEC can now deliver projects globally ous unbroken data chain, which has
with the 3D workshare while offering the a very positive impact in our pro-
industry-leading solutions its customers ductivity, enabling us to take more
are seeking. control of the construction process
from beginning to end, which is key with our increasing portfolio of turn-
key projects, explains Eric Jolly,
director at Cofely Endel Europipe.
Cofely Endel Selects
Intergraph for Pipe
Fabrication Chengda Renews
Cofely Endel, a multi-technology ser- Relationship with
vice company and a subsidiary of GDF
Suez Energy Services, has selected Inter- Intergraph
graph SmartPlant Spoolgen and Smart-
Plant Isometrics to improve its work China Chengda Engineering Co. Enterprise will continue to deliver tremen-
processes, data management and pipe Ltd., the leading EPC company in dous value to our company.
specifications coming from contractors China, has renewed its Strategic Alli- Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process,
(EPCs). Cofely Endel Europipe, the com- ance Agreement with Intergraph, reaf- Power & Marine president, said, Chengda
panys piping fabricator based in Bougue- firming its commitment to a long-term is an industry leader in China, and we are
nais, near Nantes, France, will capitalize strategic relationship between the two honored that Chengda continues to choose
on improving data quality and consisten- industry leaders. The extension of the Intergraph as its trusted engineering tech-
cy along the whole project life cycle, from agreement allows Chengda access to nology partner. This strategic relation-
design to construction. Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise so- ship further validates Intergraphs leading
SmartPlant Spoolgen and SmartPlant lutions, as well as consulting and ongo- position in the Chinese petrochemical
Isometrics are unique products on the ing technical support. industry, and SmartPlant Enterprise will
market when it comes to importing PCF The Intergraph SmartPlant En- continue to power Chengdas engineering
files (Piping Component File describing terprise portfolio used by Chengda innovations for a competitive edge in the
pipelines), including both the geometry includes Intergraph Smart 3D, PDS, domestic and international market.
of pipelines (isometrics) and bill of mate- SmartPlant Instrumentation, Smart-
Plant Electrical, SmartPlant Reference
rials (BOM). Cofely Endel Europipe can
now receive piping data files directly from Data and SmartPlant Review. This
contractors, increasing quality and data portfolio not only ensures Chengdas

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Engineering Experts Convene to

Attendees recently gathered in regional user conferences at Intergraph Process, Power & Marine.
around the world built on the theme Learn, Grow, Con- Keynote presentations by Intergraph personnel included
nect. The events were sponsored by Intergraphs Process, What are the Main Owner Operators and EPCs Doing
Power & Marine (PP&M) division. Around the World? presented by Gregg Cunningham and
The Incorporation of External Models into SmartPlant
Review and Smart 3D and How to Save as Other Software
Our customers have always been Inter-
Platforms, presented by Antonio Guerra.
graphs key focus. These conferences
give us the opportunity to show them On November 11, Intergraph PP&M welcomed more
how our industry-leading solutions can than 300 customers and industry experts from the energy,
power and offshore industries to Houston, Texas, for the
help them enhance safety, improve Intergraph PP&M USA User Conference. The conference
quality, boost productivity, reduce featured a full day of networking and technology with an
engaging technical agenda featuring Intergraph solutions
timelines and ensure data accuracy and best practices.
across the facility life cycle. Maurice Tayeh, vice president and chief information of-
ficer at McDermott International, spoke on Implementing
Gerhard Sallinger, Technologies and Overcoming Challenges. Ton van der
President, Intergraph PP&M Tol, manager of Capital Projects Information Management
and Informational Technology at Shell, presented Data
MEXICO Move: Shared Innovation, Smarter Execution. And Mela-
Intergraph PP&M Mexico held its annual User Con-
nie Eakes, executive vice president of Global Support and
ference, IMEX 2014, September 30 in Mexico City. IMEX
Quality Assurance at Intergraph PP&M, discussed Indus-
2014 brought the countrys top process, power and marine
try-leading Customer Support from Intergraph.
companies together for a day of informative sessions and
The conference expanded to feature four Enterprise
networking among industry leaders.
Components tracks, a popular Tech Expo featuring inter-
Many leading EPC companies working in Mexico gath-
active technical demonstrations and an all-new Intergraph
ered at the conference, in addition to representatives from
CADWorx & Analysis Solutions track. Each track included
the main divisions of Pemex, the state oil company of Mex-
technical presentations from Intergraph product experts
ico, to discuss the principal trends of engineering, safety,
and presentations by customers featuring real-life applica-
quality and productivity, while focusing on their experi-
tions of Intergraph solutions within the 3D and visualiza-
ences and sharing best practices in an open dialog between
tion, 2D schematics, information management, materials
engineering companies, suppliers and owner operators.
management and construction applications.
The conference featured a keynote presentation by Adn
Molina of Northam Engineering discussing the implemen- CANADA
tation of SmartPlant Enterprise. Several Intergraph techni- More than 150 delegates from across Canada gathered
cal experts also spoke, including Charles Evans, chief tech- at the Intergraph PP&M Canada User Conference at the
nology officer and executive vice president of development Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, on October

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22. The conference provided attendees with the opportunity to discover

engineering solutions to address emerging trends, connect with industry
User Group Conference
experts and leverage best practices shared by attendees from around the Germany
country who use Intergraph solutions in their daily operations. March 3-4, 2015
Intergraph customers from leading EPC companies including AMEC Darmstadt, Germany
and Jacobs attended the conference alongside project leaders from Shell
Canada, North West Redwater, ConocoPhillips and more. Attendees en-
User Group Conference Benelux
joyed a keynote presentation by Jacek Morawski, engineering director
March 12, 2015
for Oil Sands and Natural Resources at AMEC, featuring best practices Leiden, Netherlands
for maximizing efficiencies to control costs and schedules in an industry
environment where budgetary control is paramount to project success.
Charles Evans discussed Intergraphs latest product enhancements. User Group Conference United
He also addressed how Intergraph continues to work alongside leading Kingdom
March 18-19, 2015
industry experts to forecast rapidly evolving conditions and continue to
London, U.K.
deliver world-leading engineering solutions. The day was complete with
four breakout tracks featuring technical presentations on SmartPlant En-
terprise Components, including: User Group Conference France
3D & Visualization April 2, 2015
Engineering & Schematics Paris, France
Information Management
Procurement, Fabrication & Construction
ASIA-PACIFIC June 1-4, 2015
The Intergraph PP&M Asia-Pacific User Conferences were held in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
July, August and September, visiting eight cities across the region:
Yokohama, Japan
Pattaya, Thailand HxGN LIVE | HONG KONG
Brisbane and Perth, Australia November 18-20, 2015
Busan and Seoul, Korea Hong Kong
Jakarta, Indonesia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Once again, the events were a resounding success, with approximately
2,000 delegates attending from across the region. The user conferences
provided those working on engineering projects with a genuine oppor-
tunity to learn about the latest engineering developments.
Feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, with one
delegate stating that the conference provided an excellent overview of
industry-critical trends for our region.

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Intergraph Patents Model Data Reuse

Inspired by customers, new functionality improves Intergraph
Smart 3D scalability and robustness

ntergraph recently received a new pat-

ent thanks to the ingenuity of two of its
software developers in the Huntsville,
Alabama, U.S. office. Steven Herold,
senior manager for Smart 3D Core develop-
ment, and Valery Gerard, software consultant
for SmartPlant Construction development,
collaborated on creating the Model Data Re-
use command, a new way to improve the scal-
ability and robustness of Intergraph Smart
3Ds copying functionality.

At Intergraph, we encourage
our people to really think out of
the box and we love it when their The patent recipients were recognized by their team members at Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. Front row: Lester
Lynd, Executive Manager, 3D Core Systems; Valery Gerard, patent holder; Steven Herold, patent holder; Brian Dial, Senior
ideas come together to produce Manager, SmartPlant Construction Development; and Bucky Howell, Director, 3D Core Development. Back row: Charles
great results for our customers. Evans, EVP and CTO; Scott Moore, CFO and COO; Gerhard Sallinger, President; and Melanie Eakes, EVP.

Melanie Eakes, The challenge was to define a way to sort cal terms, each of these smaller operations is
EVP of Global Support and Quality and split big data into smaller units. Our in- performed within a database transaction. The
Assurance at Intergraph PP&M spiration came from the way our customers result is that customers can now copy much
are building a plant, and thats how the ini- larger portions of the model, with greater reli-
The award of this patent to Steve and tial sequence between the operations was de- ability. This helps them reuse a unit multiple
Valery is further recognition that our people fined, said Gerard. times in the same project, or use best practices
and the environment in which they work to copy from that model to start a new model.
are why Intergraph will continue to produce Preserving relationships
exceptional products for the industries we In Smart 3D, relationships between ob- Teamwork
serve, said Eakes. This patent solidifies our jects capture design intent, so that modifica- The patent offers tangible proof that
position that Smart 3D with capabilities like tions behave more intelligently. were being innovative here at Intergraph,
Model Data Reuse is significant to changing When we copy objects, we preserve the said Herold.
the way our industry works. relationships and the original design intent. If When I started working on Smart 3D in
The patent protects not only Intergraphs were copying unrelated objects, the sequence 2006, Valery had already been working with
innovation but also the effort of an entire or- doesnt matter, but when objects are related, Smart 3D for several years and was the rec-
ganization. Model Data Reuse is a key asset the sequence in which they are copied be- ognized expert on the subject of copy. I was
for Smart 3D, said Gerard. comes very important, said Herold. the new guy on the block and Valery had the
With the need to consume more and The patent defines a method of selecting experience. That combination of my fresh
more data for larger and larger plants, soft- the specific sequence in which objects are outlook and his seasoned experience were the
ware must adapt. One way is to rely on hard- copied. For example, when copying a system important ingredients. We worked closely to-
ware and hope that the technology will fit the hierarchy, the software copies the parent first, gether to come up with the bold new approach
need. Our idea was to use a different road. and then the children. When copying a piping that resulted in this patent.
Only a single unit of data is processed network, the header is copied first and then Thanks to everyone at Intergraph who
each time, but also the integrity of the entire the branches are copied. believed in this idea, supported us and helped
operation is maintained. Doing so allows the
processing of any plant, regardless of its size.
A large copy operation is broken up into
a sequence of smaller operations. In techni-
us to make it a reality, said Gerard.

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Intergraph Smart 3D

Gain a competitive edge and accelerate projects with Intergraph Smart 3D, the first and only
next-generation 3D plant design solution for the process, power, and marine industries. Smart
3D delivers at least 30 percent more productivity than any other system available today.

Smart 3D now offers powerful rules and relationships that automate repetitive tasks, enforce
design standards, ensure design integrity, and protect design consistency. Benefit from
enhanced support for mega-projects thanks to global worksharing, model data reuse, and
safety-centric rules.

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