In this era of globalization, plant engineers and operators are facing increasingly demanding requirements. Not only are projects becoming larger and more complex, but the industry is also increasingly competitive. To respond to this, EPCs and owner/operators are looking for new options to reduce costs and save time across the entire plant management process. The solution is to ensure site-spanning collaboration between all disciplines and to execute work processes in parallel for increasing efficiency by means of end-to-end digitalization. Therefore, all disciplines should be integrated on one central database by facilitating a seamless flow of information without data loss. An object-oriented database makes the correct information available for the responsible person at any time and place.
This presentation will show an integrated engineering and operation approach across the entire plant lifecycle – realizing seamless integration of automation technology via an intelligent, bidirectional interface to DCS engineering. This will help plant engineers to save costs and increase quality and owner/operators to shorten the “time to market”.
With the integration of the software solution COMOS and the DCS system SIMATIC PCS 7, Siemens has established an integrated plant lifecycle management system that supports the entire lifecycle of an industrial plant, from plant engineering to automation and operations, based on one central engineering environment. Customers are already confirming that project durations will be reduced considerably.
Marnix du Clou, Siemens Industry Software BV