Intergraph to Include KKS Industry Standards in SmartPlant® Enterprise Solutions

Kraftwerks Kennzeichnungs System (KKS) standards will facilitate standardized plant engineering processes and reduce project start-up time in the design of fossil, co-generation and nuclear power plants

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 27, 2007 – Intergraph Corp. is expanding its commitment to the power industry by including the Kraftwerks Kennzeichnungs System (KKS) process plant designation standards within its SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions suite. SmartPlant Enterprise offers integrated solutions with rule-based engineering to facilitate fast-tracking projects with data consistency across disciplines and global work teams.

SmartPlant Enterprise solutions’ abilities to define and exchange KKS plant breakdown structures and component codes, as well as its capability to define KKS naming rules, will now be enriched with actual KKS content, leading to reduced overall project start-up times and increased design consistency across different disciplines. By delivering predefined KKS content for the SmartPlant Enterprise tools, such as SmartPlant Instrumentation or SmartPlant Electrical, Intergraph allows clients to more easily benefit from the software’s existing capabilities and helps expedite the engineering process for those clients who adhere to these specifications.

KKS libraries are recognized as the industry standard for consistent and systematic classification of power plants. Intergraph is the first company to receive permission from VGB PowerTech e.V. (VGB), the industry association that issues guidelines for the development, construction and operation of power plants, to pre-configure its solutions with KKS standards. 

“Our agreement with VGB is part of an overall initiative by Intergraph to support critical industry standards, with a strategic focus on the power industry to assist our clients in meeting the growing demand for power globally,” said Patrick Holcomb, executive vice president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. “Now more than ever before, Intergraph is well-equipped to meet the needs of the power industry by offering value-added solutions, trained industry experts to support our customers and design templates to facilitate fast project start-up and execution.”

As the demand for power is growing, especially in fast-growth economies such as India and China, additional power plants need to be designed and constructed more quickly and reliably.

Intergraph has long been recognized as a leading solutions provider in the power industry, providing plant design, engineering, construction and operations solutions to major customers.   These companies, which lead the world in the design and construction of fossil fuel, co-generation and state-of-the-art nuclear power plants, can increase productivity in every phase of the plant life cycle, resulting in substantial manpower and cost savings.


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David Joffrion
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