Intergraph Launches Standard Database for SmartPlant Reference Data

Comprehensive commodity codes catalog can reduce project implementation by three to 12 months

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 23, 2007 – Intergraph Corp.’s Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) division has launched a Standard Database (SDB) for SmartPlant Reference Data that delivers a comprehensive range of commodity codes that uniquely describe bulk materials throughout a project’s lifecycle. SmartPlant Reference Data provides clients with a centralized capability to efficiently manage catalogs and specifications for multiple design systems and materials management.

The SDB for SmartPlant Reference Data is a preconfigured, recommended practice solution to enable rapid implementation of enterprise reference data management, and/or materials management. The SDB incorporates a comprehensive catalog of industry standard material parts, organized and described for “out of the box” use by owner operators, and engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction companies. The content is pre-configured to enable catalog and piping specification interfaces to intelligent 3D applications (initially SmartPlant 3D, Intergraph’s next generation 3D plant design software).

Depending on the scope of an implementation, the key benefits of implementing the SDB for SmartPlant Reference Data are that clients can typically save between three to 12 months on the initial implementation, and corresponding consulting and training fees. Training is minimized, reducing implementation time and cost and high quality production start-up is ensured by eliminating the need for clients to re-enter the same standard reference data. The SDB also provides a common collaboration platform for all joint venture partners in a project supply chain spanning the entire project life cycle.

“With millions of individual parts to describe, and each part often having to be described differently for each phase of a project, the complexity in standardizing material descriptions is significant. Many of our customers were struggling with the complexities involved in this, and the SDB is a direct result of the many requests we receive for a recommended practice solution to this problem,” said Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph PP&M executive vice president, global business development.

The initial release of the SDB for SmartPlant Reference Data is delivered configured to support 90 metallic piping component definitions according to various US standards such as ASME/ANSI, and API. The content for metallic piping in the initial release includes more than 10,000 commodity codes and more than one million individual parts with full dimensional data for 3D modeling and weights.


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John Deaver
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