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Invensys joins Intergraph’s SmartPlant Alliance

Invensys Process Systems (IPS) has joined Intergraph’s SmartPlant Alliance, integrating its software with Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise engineering solutions together to form new offerings for plant owners and operators.

According to IPS, the new alliance will enable highly automated project execution and improve the transfer of data from engineering, procurement and construction companies (EPCs) to plant owner operators.

“Aligning with SmartPlant Enterprise will help IPS meet our objective of changing how control system engineering is approached,” said IPS vice president of global processes and systems, Neil Holden.

“By compressing design and build schedules to make critical data available whenever it is needed, we can help improve our clients overall manufacturing, installation, construction, commission and training operations.”

As a SmartPlant Alliance technology member, IPS has developed complementary interfaces between Intergraph’s SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant P&ID, and SmartPlant Foundation with IPS’ industrial automation solutions.

These include Foxboro field devices and control systems, Triconex critical safety systems, SimSci-Esscor simulation software, Avantis enterprise asset management software, and the open enterprise control system, InFusion.

IPS engineering solutions are interfaced with SmartPlant Enterprise to offer a unique approach to design, installation and the commission of control systems that reduce costs, schedule timelines and risks, says IPS.

Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise is an integrated suite of solutions for EPCs and owner operators to design, construct, safely operate and maintain a plant throughout its entire life cycle. The interfaced IPS and Intergraph solutions will enable all parties to work with a common engineering solution to better manage plant information for enhanced plant safety and efficiency from design through decommissioning, IPS says.

The two solutions are designed for ongoing maintenance operations, as plants and assets are continually changing and being revised after handover to the owner operator.

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