Integration of engineering and design solutions increases productivity and shortens project schedules, saving time and moneyHUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 1 — (PRNewswire) — Cryostar SAS, a leading global cryogenic equipment manufacturer, has implemented Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions to integrate the design, process, piping, instrumentation and structural tasks for its power plant and gas liquefaction projects.
Cryostar implemented Intergraph SmartPlant 3D, P&ID, Review, Foundation and Instrumentation solutions to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information transmitted by the 3D models and other deliverables it submits to customers. Additionally, the company uses Intergraph's fully-integrated engineering software to link the 3D module instrumentation to the P&ID and to automatically generate catalogs from the resulting data.
Implementation was fast as Cryostar engineers working with the Intergraph solutions became operational on the software in just three months. Since the implementation of Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, Cryostar reports that it has substantially lowered engineering deliverable costs, simplified its management process for modifications of project documentation and reduced on-site rework rates to below three percent.
"The integration of our engineering and data management applications through the SmartPlant Enterprise solutions has rapidly produced significant, quantifiable productivity improvements and time reductions," said Didier Bertrand, Project Manager of Cryostar. "As we become more experienced with these applications, we expect to build upon these benefits, enabling us to deliver higher-quality results to our customers and provide a competitive advantage."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, "The initial productivity benefits Cryostar has experienced demonstrate the immediate impact SmartPlant Enterprise solutions can have on projects of all sizes to increase productivity and quality while reducing costs."
SmartPlant Enterprise is an integrated solutions suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore projects. The software's life cycle data management also enables a smoother handover for EPCs to owner operators and for owner operators to more easily maintain, refurbish or modify their plants.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph the No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide according to its PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013.
Specializing is equipment and expertise for industrial gas, LNG, hydrocarbons and clean energy, Cryostar is an international company serving customers worldwide. The company has a turnover of around euro 200 million, 90 percent of which are exports.
Founded in 1966, Cryostar is present on all continents, supported by its business centers and subsidiaries. Today we combine the resources and competencies of a local network with decentralized, customer-facing teams with our management and research headquarters in France. Cryostar delivers pumps, turbines, compressors, heat exchangers, automatic filling stations, natural gas liquefaction/regasification plants and power plants to customers with the most demanding requirements. Cryostar's innovative solutions have a proven track record of improving customers' process performance. For more information visit: www.cryostar.com.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
David Joffrion, Manager, Corporate Communications, Intergraph