Bentec GmbH, Bad Bentheim, has for more than a century been a leading manufacturer of drilling systems and supplier for oil fields worldwide. The company places special emphasis on the highest possible quality and cost-effectiveness as well as on long-lived products that meet the demands of the international oil and gas industry even under the most inhospitable conditions–tailor-made for every need. At the same time Bentec pays attention to environmentally friendly technology and safe working conditions at the drilling locations. The company ensures worldwide service. For this purpose Bentec keeps offices in Russia, Central Asia, at the Caspian Sea and in the Middle East.
Errors are a thing of the past
For its ever more complex plants and drive systems, Bentec needed a new engineering tool that was to make the project processing distinctly more consistent and was to render superfluous as many of the hitherto required interfaces as possible. Moreover coupling with the materials management was an important requirement when looking for the optimum engineering tool.
The drilling plant experts found what they wanted with AUCOTEC's database-driven platform Engineering Base (EB). "Errors within the interfaces are now a thing of the past", explains Dieter Bosse, Electrical Engineering Manager in Bad Bentheim. Finally we have a really consistent system for our project editing", thus Bosse continues. The materials management topic has also been solved very comfortably and automatically, thanks to the coupling of EB to SAP, he says. What struck the engineering professionals at Bentec as particularly positive was the support when implementing this coupling.
Ready for the future
Two steps for expanding the use of EB are already envisaged: The first one is the automatic procurement of additional manufacturer and supplier data ("vendor data") that distinctly exceed the usual maintenance information. The other point is additional network licenses for the planned editing of the EB documents by the international Bentec subsidiaries. For this purpose EB's three-level architecture as well as its openness to languages and standards offers the optimum preconditions. "We are convinced that with Engineering Base we have a very future-oriented system that really meets our increasing demands" thus the conclusion of Dieter Boss.