PIDGraph – Digitalization of brownfield documents

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The next generation of plant documentation

Virtual plant models - so-called digital twins - are now the measure of all things in plant documentation. With their help, it is possible to locate all important data in mere seconds. They thus make it easier to comply with operator obligations, accelerate plant modifications and allow for entirely new efficiency enhancement applications through a connection to the Internet of Things. But the conversion of plant documents into a digital form is costly both in terms of time and money. This is where the new digital solution PIDGraph comes into play.

PIDGraph is operated through a convenient web interface to which P&IDs can be uploaded as image files, PDFs and in DWG format. With the help of Artificial Intelligence PIDGraph then identifies objects, tags and charts and automatically converts them into XML files in accordance with the DEXPI standard. This ensures compatibility with common CAE tools in which the digital P&IDs can be further processed and, if necessary, linked to additional information and documents.

The process

Automatic conversion of piping and instrumentation diagrams into digital versions

Documents and charts (as XML file in accordance with ISO 15926):

  • labeled
  • searchable
  • scalable

Export to 3rd party systems

Your advantages

50% cheaper than previous solutions

High degree of scalability

As service or as project

Deep Graph Analysis for P&IDs

While the migration process is an efficient way of gathering and digitizing legacy data from disparate sources, it is really just the starting point of PIDGraph’s utility. Crucially, PIDGraph can recognize not only the plant items it has scanned, but also the relationships between them as expressed by their interconnecting pipes and wires. This allows us to build applications based on Deep Graph Analysis on top of PIDGraph’s graph structure that can truly unlock the potential that has been hidden for so long within the original diagrams.

Module Engineering

Module Engineering allows the identification of key equipment items and their most common neighborhood. An asset hierarchy including component groups, also known as modules, templates or functional locations can be created. Complex P&ID queries, e.g. how to find commonalities or deviations in design can also be executed.

Equipment Isolation

Deep Graph Analysis can improve efficiency and safety for equipment isolation processes. It supplies an intuitive provision of equipment isolation insights e.g. in a web-based application. It gives improved guidance on the execution of isolation tasks by obtaining a ready to use check-list.

 

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Contextualization

Contextualization moved to a new level: Interconnect data sources and features with the contained asset elements. Gain an holistic view on the state of a single asset element, a group of elements or even an entire site. Build various asset applications upon utilizing causal relationships to improve asset performance.

 

 

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Module Engineering
Module Engineering allows the identification of key equipment items and their most common neighborhood. An asset hierarchy including component groups, also known as modules, templates or functional locations can be created. Complex P&ID queries, e.g. how to find commonalities or deviations in design can also be executed.
Equipment Isolation
Deep Graph Analysis can improve efficiency and safety for equipment isolation processes. It supplies an intuitive provision of equipment isolation insights e.g. in a web-based application. It gives improved guidance on the execution of isolation tasks by obtaining a ready to use check-list.
Contextualization
Contextualization moved to a new level: Interconnect data sources and features with the contained asset elements. Gain an holistic view on the state of a single asset element, a group of elements or even an entire site. Build various asset applications upon utilizing causal relationships to improve asset performance.

FAQ's

  • What are the functionalities of PIDGraph?

    PIDGraph uses state of the art object recognition techniques to identify elements on a P&ID such as symbols, text and connecting elements like pipes. PIDGraph utilizes the experience gained from various migration projects to guarantee the visual quality of your P&ID. This includes e.g. rectification of lines, adaptable grid alignment and dynamic placement of text boxes.

„A lot of information is still on paper and in the head of the elderly employees. The need for easy and efficient storage and findability is increasing.“

Cor Soetens, Senior Consultant Asset Management & Reliability

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