Sample datasheet to be converted

Intergraph Smart Instrumentation Conversion

Data Migration and Transformation

Summary

This service offers the conversion of an existing instrumentation design to the Intergraph Smart Instrumentation application.

Example of instrumentation design inputs include

  • Instrument Index
  • I/O List
  • Process Data sheets
  • Instrument Datasheets
  • Instrument Field Wiring
  • Loop Drawings
  • Junction Box Wiring Drawing
  • Marshalling Cabinet Wiring Diagram
  • Cable and Junction Box Schedules

TecSurge gathers all documents to be migrated or converted to the SmartPlant Instrumentation database.

Differentiators

  • Deep understanding of instrumentation design and engineering
  • Years of working experience with EPC and Owner/Operator organizations
  • In-house automation to accelerate migration and validation
  • Cost-efficient and flexible to meet client scenarios and schedules

Challenges

There are different reasons why clients may wish to outsource the conversion of an existing instrumentation design to Smart Instrumentation, including:

  • Non-conforming vendor or supplier deliverables
  • Tight project deadlines and limited resource availability
  • Client customization requirements and expectations
  • Limit costs for a one-off or infrequent activity

TecSurge offers a cost-effective and efficient service capable of addressing these challenges and other potential scenarios.

Deliverables

A typical project will produce a Smart Instrumentation database, populated with the input design data and able to generate the following automated deliverables:

  • Instrument Index
  • I/O List
  • Process Data sheets
  • Instrument Datasheets
  • Instrument Field Wiring
  • Loop Drawings
  • Junction Box Wiring Drawing
  • Marshalling Cabinet Wiring Diagram
  • Cable and Junction Box Schedules

Samples or full sets of these deliverables can be generated by TecSurge progressively, or at client-determined milestones for review.

Work Process

Out work process involves several high-level stages, as follows:

  1. Configure environment; either reviewing an existing configuration for suitability and identifying required changes to support the new data, or preparing a new environment from first principles.
  2. Approve Templates; we prepare deliverable templates with representative data, and submit these templates for review and approval to ensure the deliverables from the converted data will align with expectations.
  3. Execute conversion; we import the source data using a combination of in-house automation, application functionality and engineering expertise. Deliverables are also generated to verify functionality and data completeness.
  4. Quality control; we check the generated deliverables using automated tools, reporting and manual checks. Any deviations or issues are managed and either reported to our client for resolution or rectified locally, with affected deliverables regenerated.
  5. Submit deliverables; we submit our checked deliverables for review and approval at agreed checkpoints or milestones. Any feedback is incorporated into the database and affected deliverables regenerated and resubmitted.
  6. Handover; once all deliverables are accepted, we submit the completed database, and can assist our client to import it into a target operational environment if necessary, completing the project.

Quality Assurance

We utilise a combination of in-house custom automation tools and reports, and manual deliverable review to maintain a high level of quality in our conversion projects.

Getting Started

In order to estimate the schedule and cost for this service, we require the following information:

  • The nature and quantity of the input design deliverables?

    Why: Different input data formats and their quantities have a major bearing on the time and effort necessary to complete the conversion project.

  • Target application and database platform?

    Why: We will use the identical application and database platform to guarantee a 100% compatible deliverable.

If this service describes your situation, and you’re able to provide the engineering inputs and answers to the questions listed here, contact us today for a quotation.