Plant engineering is characterized by skids, medium to large-scale projects with a large number of highly sophisticated engineering and management tasks. All those involved are under considerable time pressure. Quality must not fall by the wayside. This is the traditional plant engineering challenge.
Fantastic and a reality: considerably reducing time pressure!
How fantastic would it be to handle these multiple tasks much faster? Without error-prone data transfers and collaborations? With consistent cooperation of all participating disciplines, despite global distribution, despite different time zones, competences, languages and engineering cultures? With a modern cloud concept, with any time access to current data? Sounds fantastic - and is already a reality: with Engineering Base!
Versatile = parallel + continuous
Its versatile data model creates unique continuity, parallelism of editing and consistency for all core disciplines from FEED to process and detail engineering, plus retrofitting and maintenance. Conventional tool chains, in contrast, are not getting any shorter because of interfaces and synchronization platforms.
Cooperative by nature
The principle of parallel, even simultaneous working of all core disciplines on the same plant model ends the time-consuming as well as outmoded "relaying" of information. All data once developed can be used directly by all concerned, regardless of location, time or language. Only in this way does cooperation become efficient!
Fit for Industry 4.0
In Engineering Base every modification is shown in each representation of the changed object - no waiting times, synchronization, crosschecks! Of course, this includes a sophisticated change management process. Thus, the versatile model always ensures the highest consistency of the overall documentation and makes Industry 4.0-compatible cooperation efficient.
It cannot be more digital than that
The corresponding data model in Engineering Base also marks the highest level of digitization. Unlike storage in PDFs or DWGs, the model allows direct editing of all individual data. This makes them even more up-to-date and thus enhances their value - in the spirit of Industry 4.0.
Open to integration
In addition to the parallelization of all core disciplines of plant engineering, the cooperative platform Engineering Base is also open for bidirectional connection of systems such as 3D, PLM or ERP. Once again, the versatile model pays off here as only one interface is necessary at a time. Numerous integrations are already proven practice. It is just as easy to integrate the platform itself into any corporate IT.
No other system offers this versatility!
Unique spectrum: you can't get more continuous than that
Basic Engineering (FEED included)
The versatile data model creates seamless continuity in plant design: it starts with the first overview flow diagram. The FEED function imports the results from simulations of Aspen and similar tools. Immediately PFDs and worksheets apply the results of the calculations. From the rough flow chart to the material balance, Engineering Base then automatically displays all the consequences of each desired scenario - each in a separate document.
In the process design, numerous user-friendly functions facilitate the development of the P&ID, for example through modular design. Lists and reports are created automatically. Added to this are pipe-class-related workflow and rule-based design. If FEED was used in basic engineering, the process design must "only" supplement its specifications in the scenario that was selected and commissioned.
Instrumentation, circuit diagram creation, wiring, terminal assignment, cabinet design, I/O specifications, in short: the entire infrastructure of everything that makes a plant functional has been a core competence of AUCOTEC for over 30 years. In addition, the control system configuration is considerably accelerated: with automated transfer of the engineering data to the programming of every common control system, even in parallel to different systems.
Cause & Effect
Before commissioning, a plant will be put through its paces with Cause & Effect documents. This phase benefits once again especially from the uniform data model. Engineering Base draws all necessary logic specifications from each individual discipline and automatically creates the report matrix. This ensures unprecedented consistency and saves both important engineering capacity and a lot of time.
With the support of plant operation, the platform rounds off its continuity principle. On the one hand it offers web-based maintenance functions with more mobility and quality, on the other hand a special management of execution measures for larger conversion and expansion projects. This ensures the orderly and exceptionally consistent return of the new data into the updated as-built project.