Intergraph Supplies SmartPlant P&ID to Linde AG as Global Software Standard

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 31, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation announced today that the engineering division of Linde AG, Germany, is implementing SmartPlant® P&ID as a worldwide company software standard. Engineers use SmartPlant P&ID ( to create and maintain intelligent piping and instrumentation diagrams.

IT Project Manager Franz Malcher, Ph.D., Linde Engineering, said, “The Intergraph SmartPlant P&ID software will be used as a strategic product worldwide, aimed at serving our global clients with quality, value and timely project completion.”

Klaus Reitsam, IT project manager, Linde Engineering, added, “After extensive and international evaluation of all comparable products on the market, Linde Engineering decided for the implementation of SmartPlant P&ID at the end of last year. Deciding criteria included the functionality of SmartPlant P&ID as well as the market and customer orientation of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine.”

SmartPlant P&ID Enables Intelligent Global Engineering

SmartPlant P&ID ( is knowledge-driven engineering software for creating intelligent piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs). Using SmartPlant P&ID, plant owners and engineering firms can model facility asset configurations to accurately reflect the plant process. SmartPlant P&ID is integrated with up- and downstream engineering tasks such as process design and instrumentation. On a global worksharing basis, engineers can create P&IDs and reports directly from the database without an expensive CAD engine or complex reporting software. SmartPlant P&ID enables high quality design and opportunity to improve work processes to answer crucial business needs such as cost and risk reduction, operation and maintenance support and greater return on investment of engineering IT.

Linde AG: Innovative Strength and Technological Know-how

Linde AG maintains leading market positions in two business segments, Gas & Engineering and Material Handling. With innovative products and services, Linde ( is well positioned in important growth markets. In fiscal year 2003, Linde achieved sales of approximately ?8.992 billion ($11.7 billion U. S.), with some 46,500 employees. The Linde Engineering division designs and builds process plants for a wide variety of industrial users and applications: chemical and petrochemical industries, oil refineries and fertilizer factories, air separation, manufacturers of hydrogen and synthesis gases, natural gas treatment, the pharmaceutical industry, cryoengineering and environmental engineering. Applying a comprehensive view of process technology, from planning and projection to construction of turnkey industrial facilities, Linde Engineering has completed more than 3,700 plant projects in 80 countries and holds more than 1,500 process technology patents.


Intergraph Process, Power & Marine: Delivering the SmartPlant Enterprise

Process, Power & Marine (, a division of Intergraph Corporation, helps worldwide clients bring together the people, work processes and advanced software technology to create the SmartPlant Enterprise. The intelligent software and integration of the SmartPlant Enterprise promote profitability, improve operational excellence and manage assets. Innovative SmartPlant technology supports concurrent engineering design, construction and operation for the process manufacturing, power generation, marine oil and gas and commercial shipbuilding markets.

© 2005 Intergraph Corporation. Intergraph and SmartPlant are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. Software and services prices, availability, functions, features and specifications subject to change without notice and are subject to United States export control laws and regulations. This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events subject to certain risks and uncertainties of Intergraph Corporation which are discussed in the company’s Form 10K filed with the SEC. Copies available upon request to Shareholder Relations, Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, Ala. 35894 USA.


Tom Greer


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