HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 3, 2012 – Intergraph® released today its SmartPlant® P&ID ISO 15926 Export Utility, a commercially available solution to support interfaces based on the ISO-based data exchange. This release further demonstrates Intergraph’s commitment to open interfaces and standards.
SmartPlant P&ID ISO 15926 Export Utility offers data exchange benefits between the process design schematics and the 3D physical design for engineering companies, as well as facility owners. This allows piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) to be exported in the ISO 15926 format, which means data as well as graphical content can be exchanged with other ISO-compliant plant design and information management solutions. Intergraph worked with longtime customers to develop an explicit value proposition and technical requirements used to guide the development of the SmartPlant P&ID ISO 15926 Export Utility.
“The release of the SmartPlant P&ID ISO 15926 Export Utility is another step that demonstrates Intergraph’s continued commitment to satisfy client demand for openness and interoperability,” said Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine’s executive vice president of global business development and marketing.
Holcomb cites the SmartPlant P&ID ISO 15926 Export Utility as another in a long line of Intergraph efforts to support open data exchange between its industry-leading solutions, and other plant design solutions developed by other technology providers. This new capability will be further discussed during the Fiatech™ Annual Technology Conference & Showcase in Miami.
Intergraph is an active, longstanding member of Fiatech, an Austin, Texas-based not-for-profit international consortium working together to lead global development and adoption of innovative practices and technologies to realize the highest business value through a capital asset’s life cycle. Recent Fiatech initiatives have helped accelerate the delivery of interoperable tools, systems, work approaches and processes, including an open source exchange of information through ISO 15926.
Holcomb, who represents Intergraph on Fiatech’s board of advisers, said, “Intergraph and its SmartPlant Enterprise integrated solutions is a longtime supporter of industry standards. This support dates back to the ISO 15926 origins in the 1990s. Since then, we continue to contribute to valuable standards and develop interfaces that support compliance and satisfy client demand.”
SmartPlant P&ID is the No. 1 asset-centric, rule-driven P&ID solution in the global market and has created more than 500,000 P&IDs for plants from around the world. It helps users to develop and manage their facilities using SP P&IDs with a focus on the plant asset rather than the documentation representation. This accurately reflects the as-built plant for enhanced safety, quality, efficiency and productivity.
For more on Intergraph’s support of ISO 15926, visit www.intergraph.com/ppm/iso15926.aspx.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph the No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide according to its “PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2015."
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Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I’s U.S. federal and classified business.
Intergraph is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB (Nordic exchange: HEXA B). For more information, visit www.intergraph.com and www.hexagon.com.
Fiatech is an international consortium of stakeholders working together to lead global development and adoption of innovative practices and technologies to realize the highest business value throughout the life cycle of capital assets. For more information, visit www.fiatech.org.
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