The metals and mining industry provides basic raw materials needed by major sectors of the world economy. This market is rapidly changing. For example, developing economies in South America and Asia have growing consumption of mineral materials to meet demands for higher standards of living. Intergraph solutions can help the metals and mining industry face its challenges of meeting higher production goals and regulatory requirements by better building its plants and managing its documents electronically.
SmartPlant® Foundation provides the application integration hub to the SmartPlant Enterprise. Core data exchange services between participatory tools (Intergraph and others) ensure that data is shared between disciplines in a timely manner, and therefore is consistent throughout a project, eliminating costly and time-consuming errors.
Revisions and versions are the nature of engineering. SmartPlant Foundation provides engineering-oriented document management functions that enhance accessibility of information, management of change, and decision support.
Records management and transmittals are a critical part of the contracting world. SmartPlant Foundation provides both internal and external transmittals capabilities with audit trailing and approval routing.
Configuration control and change impact analysis are requirements for managing large, complex projects. SmartPlant Foundation relationship management technologies ensure that the design, licensing, and operating basis is maintained and supports the fabrication, regulatory, and maintenance requirements.
Providing a task automation, routing, delivery, and execution system that overarches the individual tools is a significant contributor to companies that are seeking to improve quality and productivity through work practice control and standardization. SmartPlant Foundation provides tools to design, develop, execute, and audit structured workflow processes.
Many O/Os are deploying standardized handover practices to ensure smooth startup and transition into operations. EPCs see it as a business differentiator to add value to their project execution portfolio. In either case, SmartPlant Foundation is the market-leading data and document handover system.
Global projects require global collaboration. Information exchanges, decision support, and remote collaboration. SmartPlant Foundation Web Portal provides access to information to project partners around the globe without the need for any of the source application tools on the desktop.
Any capital project generates a mass of different formats of documents, drawings, 3D models, and databases. SmartPlant Markup Plus provided with SmartPlant Foundation supports more than 150 file formats, including Intergraph's 3D model-streaming technology.
Mechanical completion, commissioning, and startup are the most hectic and costly phases of any capital project. Ensuring the handover team knows the state and status of the asset is an important functionality provided by SmartPlant Foundation Mechanical Completions.
The completion data being rolled over into the operating plant structure enables a faster startup in operations. Handover data provides additional value because it reflects the point at which the project shifts to a revenue generator for the company. Expediting this process is critical to improving an owner’s ROI.
Plus, an EPC can rapidly and easily hand over the data, which benefits its cost structure as well. For owners who have already had the EPC initially load the information needed to design the plant into a system, why take the time and effort to input this data again into another system? Expedite the process, reduce cost, and eliminate the potential to introduce human error.
Intergraph offers SmartPlant® Foundation to manage this information into other Intergraph products or other operating/maintenance systems. SmartPlant Foundation integrates with Meridium for additional productivity gains. SmartPlant Foundation is a member of the SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators solution.