Market-leading instrument engineering solution features significant upgrades to enhance user experience by offering more flexibility to fit work processes
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 5, 2016 – Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine, part of Hexagon and the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities, has released SmartPlant® Instrumentation 2016, the latest version of its industry-leading instrumentation solution.
Available today, SmartPlant Instrumentation 2016 – part of the SmartPlant Engineering Design Tools suite – boasts significant enhancements to improve the user experience, including productivity, integration and the ability to deliver high-quality design data and deliverables.
This new SmartPlant Instrumentation (SPI) builds upon the industry-leading instrument engineering solution’s technology with exciting new features such as the Query Builder and the Engineering Data Editor, providing Intergraph customers with a competitive advantage by delivering an innovation-packed solution to help improve their businesses.
SPI 2016 delivers an interactive solution that is easy to understand for engineers and designers using the software, making it efficient without the confusion of too many options or complicated IT jargon. SPI 2016 also harmonizes the user experience across the different Engineering Design Tools solutions, resulting in higher productivity and higher-quality designs.
Major enhancements in SPI 2016 include:
• The Query Builder, which has a unique capability that allows an engineer or designer to find data in context using the relationships in SmartPlant solutions’ engineering language rather than having to know database queries.
• The Engineering Data Editor (EDE) enables quick data entry, modification, auto-filtering, comparison and much more. This key element lets users customize the environment to suit a particular task.
• The Project Management (known as Project As-Built in previous SPI versions) functionality lets an engineer scope projects in projects and merge them in a controlled manner. This works for both owner operators during plant updates/expansions and for EPCs when working with sub-contractors doing part of a project.
• The To-Do List facilitates engineers to make better decisions with the way they share data with other disciplines and have access to graphic depictions of the tasks to be shared.
The one constant in engineering is change. With SmartPlant Instrumentation, customers will be assured that changes are reflected and flagged, resulting in consistent creation of deliverables.
Technip USA Senior Engineering Specialist Katerina Knoy said, “The new Query Builder and Engineering Data Editor in this version of SmartPlant Instrumentation are the most exciting new capabilities and will help us improve our work process.”
Urszula Mika, Engineering Domain Expert, Shell TaCIT, added, “This new version of SmartPlant Instrumentation will have a big impact on the way we work at the plants using the new Engineering Data Editor, Query Builder and the Project Management.”
Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine’s executive vice president of global business development and marketing, said, “Our customers continue to ask for innovative solutions to overcome the ever-changing challenges they encounter in today’s market. SmartPlant Instrumentation 2016 is the latest example of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine receiving input from its customers and developing a solution that makes instrument engineering and design easier and faster than ever.”
View the new SmartPlant Instrumentation 2016 video to learn more.
SmartPlant Instrumentation 2016 is available now and will be featured at the HxGN LIVE conference with workshops and breakouts sessions led by Intergraph product experts and users from Bapco, Emerson and Fluor. For more information on SmartPlant Instrumentation, visit ppm.intergraph.com/products/engineering-and-schematics-product-family/smartplant-instrumentation.
Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about SmartPlant Instrumentation and network with other Intergraph users, visit ppm.intergraph.com/technical-user-forums.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2019.”