Intergraph Smart Engineering Integrity

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The next step in engineering leads to rule-based or knowledge-based designs. The majority of an engineer's time is spent looking for data and checking for correctness and consistency. ARC found in its market surveys that on average, engineers spend 40 to 60 percent of their day looking or checking for information. These tasks of finding and verifying can now be automated with Intergraph Smart ® Engineering Integrity (SEI), which will check on Intergraph Smart P&ID (SPID), Smart Instrumentation (INS), and Intergraph Smart Electrical (SEL) designs. SEI can validate the data quality/consistency against company engineering practices and standards plus check across the application. For example, this software can verify if a control valve on the P&ID is also in Intergraph Smart Instrumentation to be designed with the right process data and sizes. This out-of-the-box solution delivers more than 1,500 rules based on API 14C and standard engineering, which can be plugged into Hexagon schematic solutions for safety design checks. No programming skills are needed to add or modify the rules. For comparison's sake, it would normally take an engineer about two weeks to create and implement these 1,500 rules into the system. Sample rules descriptions are available. SEI will check the P&ID, instrument, and electrical design against these safety and engineering practices and project INTERGRAPH SMART ® ENGINEERING INTEGRITY MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION EARLY standards. The product then automatically reports any areas of inconsistency plus shows them on a dashboard view that also indicates the percentage of the design that has been checked and passed. Users can actually navigate through the dashboard to the actual inconsistencies. The rules engine can be extended with customers' rules on safety or any other engineering checks that are normally performed manually. The rules can be sophisticated with calculations such as 'checking if a vessel is protected by a pressure relieve valve and making sure the setting is 5 percent below max pressure of the equipment.' This powerful solution helps users make the right decisions early in the process, producing significant savings in late changes. Plus, the rules set can be used on multiple projects and can also be organized on project type or client. PRODUCT SHEET

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