Emerson Process Management has teamed with Intergraph to ‘streamline data management of automation projects and plants’ by delivering interoperability between Emerson’s DeltaV digital automation system, a core component of the company’s PlantWeb digital plant architecture, and Intergraph’s SmartPlant Instrumentation software. The deal promises enhanced bi-directional integration between PlantWeb’s digital architecture and the SmartPlant Enterprise suite. Emerson’s DeltaV automation system will be integrated with SmartPlant Instrumentation. A bi-directional data exchange will speed configuration and documentation of PlantWeb projects and provide lifecycle engineering support for operation and maintenance of process plants.
Duncan Schleiss, EPS VP, said, ‘SmartPlant is used by all the engineering procurement companies and owner operators with which we do business. The integrated SmartPlant Enterprise strategy is one of the primary components in the industry trend toward interoperability.’
This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2006 Issue # 12.
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