September 2013

Engineering and Construction 2013 Supplement

Streamline plant information for brownfield assets

Brownfield assets suffer from handling large volumes of unstructured information. Often, such projects do not have up-to-date/as-maintained 3D models, data warehouses or integrated operation systems, ..

Standish, R., Botterill, E., Intergraph Corp.

Brownfield assets suffer from handling large volumes of unstructured information. Often, such projects do not have up-to-date/as-maintained 3D models, data warehouses or integrated operation systems, along with high-quality structured information. The “as-exists” information is difficult to manage. With limited engineering, administrative and IT personnel on a plant site, organizing and keeping track of this information is a significant problem, particularly when the plant is subject to a continual cycle of updates, revamps, turnarounds and maintenance changes. Unstructured information comes in such a wide variety of forms and file formats. Result: No one technology can solve

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