Clough Selects Intergraph® SmartPlant® P&ID Engineering Integrity
Australian engineering company enhances automation and improves design quality
with unique Intergraph solution
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 20, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Clough, an engineering and
project services company with headquarters in Perth, Western Australia, has
selected Intergraph^® SmartPlant^® P&ID Engineering Integrity to boost safety,
quality and productivity in design. This unique solution will enable Clough to
automate many manual validations of piping and instrumentation diagrams
(P&IDs) against best practice engineering rules, safety practices and
client-specific standards for improved design quality.
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Clough is a longtime customer of Intergraph and is an experienced user of
SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, such as SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Review,
SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant Materials, SmartPlant Instrumentation,
SmartPlant P&ID, as well as Intergraph CADWorx^® & Analysis products such as
CAESAR II^® and TANK™. To further enhance automation and expand its
capabilities, the engineering firm sought to establish P&IDs as part of an
intelligent process design system and eliminate the manual checking process.
Clough determined that SmartPlant P&ID Engineering Integrity was a perfect fit
with SmartPlant P&ID and can automate comprehensive design validation against
more than 3,000 rules out of the box. The engineering company can also apply
its own rules in SmartPlant P&ID Engineering Integrity and set them according
to the company's operational process standards. This ensures that Clough's
safety and pipe and process engineers can automatically and quickly execute
checks against all P&IDs to ensure the design basis is correct before
execution, which reduces the risk of late changes and improves design quality.
"We are continuously looking to establish engineering best practices for our
work processes, and SmartPlant P&ID Engineering Integrity will help us to
eliminate the manual P&ID checking process for significant time and cost
savings," said Paul Rushton, general manager of engineering at Clough. "This
unique Intergraph solution ensures we maintain high-quality P&IDs, and when
handed over to owners, they meet all operational needs of the project.
SmartPlant Enterprise solutions have always delivered great value to our
projects, and we are fully confident that SmartPlant P&ID Engineering
Integrity will drive continued success."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "Our
longstanding partnership with Clough continues to grow with the addition of
SmartPlant P&ID Engineering Integrity to the Australian company's existing
portfolio of Intergraph solutions. SmartPlant P&ID Engineering Integrity
enables Clough and all other engineering companies around the world to
leverage intelligent P&ID capabilities, delivering tremendous value to owner
operators when handing over engineering deliverables for enhanced safety,
quality and productivity of projects across industries."
SmartPlant P&ID is the No. 1 asset-centric, rule-driven P&ID solution in the
global market and has created more than 200,000 P&IDs for plants from around
the world. It helps users to develop and manage their P&IDs with a focus on
the plant asset rather than the documentation representation, driving tasks
such as 3D design, control systems and others. The rules engine of SmartPlant
P&ID Engineering Integrity will check P&IDs against safety and engineering
practices and project standards, and can also be extended with customers'
rules on safety or any other engineering checks that are usually done
manually. SmartPlant P&ID Engineering Integrity is a powerful solution that
helps the user to make the right decisions early in the process, producing
significant savings by eliminating manual checking and late changes.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as
the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for
industry according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Industry and
Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016."
Clough is an engineering and project services contractor servicing the Energy
& Chemical and Mining & Mineral markets in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Since 1919, Clough's dedication to project execution excellence has been the
foundation of the company's success. Today, Clough people design, construct,
commission and maintain leading-edge facilities for the world's largest energy
and resources companies. Backed by an excellent management team, over 4,500
personnel and sophisticated project management systems, Clough is recognized
for a commitment to safety, sustainable development and the wellbeing of the
people, communities and environments in which it operates. www.clough.com.au
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 to make processes and infrastructure
better, safer and smarter. The company'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, operation and
data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I
provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the
public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government,
transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries.
Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global
provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable
customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present
For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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Contact: Eileen Tan, Senior Communications Specialist, Asia-Pacific, +61 3
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