The Process, Power & Marine division of Intergraph Corporation announced a new SmartPlant Expert Project Completions System template at the Apex Summit held in September. When used as part of information handover planning, the PCS template enables commissioning engineers to automate management of project completions and helps accelerate plant commissioning and time to start-up. The package identifies the completions scope, reflects commissioning priorities, manages the completions punch list and engineering changes. It manages handover between project phases, such as construction to commissioning and provides early visibility of incomplete items. The PCS template is built on SmartPlant Foundation, the integration, workflow, change and information management hub for the Process, Power & Marine enterprise engineering platform.
The PCS template replaces the time-consuming and error-prone traditional method of managing project completions. Checklist management accelerates test and commissioning package creation while change management ensures that project engineering data is always current. A central tag-based punch list reduces errors and eliminates duplication. Pre-defined workflows manage required tasks to help optimise concurrent completions, pre-commissioning and commissioning work processes. The solution comprises a single, data-centric system that supports engineering, detail design and construction as well as operations, maintenance and modification.