Oct 10, 2011

New Bentley OpenPlant Road Show Presents Innovations That Deliver Operational Excellence Across the Plant Lifecycle

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the launch of its 2011 OpenPlant Road Show. This multi-city tour, which includes stops in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Mexico, runs through November. Bentley has recently enhanced the interoperability of its OpenPlant software for plant creation to address the full lifecycle of plant projects – whether greenfield or brownfield – and attendees to the road show will experience these new capabilities first-hand. Demonstrations show how owner-operators and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors currently using PlantSpace, PDS, PDMS, and/or AutoPLANT can now readily extract data from legacy data sources, work in 2D and 3D design and modeling tools, provide construction engineers with on-site model views via the iPad to compare against real-world progress, and cycle model information accurately back into operational systems.

The OpenPlant Road Show provides valuable insight into how operational excellence can be achieved across the plant and project lifecycles by:

facilitating robust, multidisciplinary application interoperability throughout the project lifecycle, enhancing project coordination and productivity;
making the “hand-over” between EPC contractors and owner-operators “hands-on” and thus continuous, providing real-time, accurate change-managed data to reduce risk and control costs in brownfield plant projects;
extending AutoPLANT into lifecycle interoperability via tighter integration with OpenPlant;
leveraging PDS into a modern open and distributed information model using the ISO 15926 standard, natively implemented in OpenPlant’s architecture.

Said Anne-Marie Walters, Bentley global marketing director, “Building on the adoption successes of Bentley users around the globe, our OpenPlant Road Show provides insight into the unique features and advantages of our innovative OpenPlant products. At Bentley’s Be Together conference this past May, representatives from DuPont in the U.S., Rafako in Poland, MCI in Beijing, and Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas in Mexico made presentations highlighting the benefits they’ve been realizing from their use of Bentley’s OpenPlant suite. In our new road show we share these users’ experiences and explain how our software facilitates the capture and integration of information about existing plant infrastructure from a variety of sources, the synchronization of information across multiple EPC processes and systems, and the validation and confirmation of information for construction and handover.”

For additional information or to register for Bentley’s OpenPlant Road Show, visit www.bentley.com/OpenPlantRoadShow.

Presentations about OpenPlant are available on Be Connected, Bentley’s online video library of industry best practices for infrastructure professionals, from the following organizations: Rafako, Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas, CH2M HILL, and Bechtel.