Do you have a digital asset information strategy?

Ensure an easy implementation and greater user adoption of Digital Asset Information in your organization.


 BlueCielo takes you through how to achieve digital completeness.

The increasing amount of available digital asset information in the process industry provides challenges and opportunities for owners, operators and engineering contractors. As they are continuously focusing on operational excellence, cost-cutting, and Return On Investment (ROI) to help maintain profitability- Digital Asset Information strategy can be an enterprise-wide solution to improve information workflow and team collaboration.

In the sixties asset information was stored in paper based archives and file cabinets. In the seventies file cabinets where replaced by file servers and document management systems. In the late eighties engineering information management systems took control of the management of change process and optimized the integration with office and CAD tools. At this moment we see the next paradigm shift, where asset owners, operators and engineering contractors have to manage large amounts of asset related information at hand. Today Digital Asset Information Management is adopted by large asset owners and operators, as a strategic vision to optimize asset performance.

Do you have a digital asset information strategy?

With the adoption of Digital Asset Information Management by asset owners, operators, and engineering contractor the question arises how traditional document management and engineering information management solution providers are keeping up, and are able to cross the chasm.
BlueCielo is the first solution provider that has been able to successfully transition from a document centric approach to an asset centric approach to support their customers in their increasingly complex environments and to comply to the relevant regulations. The paradigm shift to an asset centric system was a big step for BlueCielo, because it not only required the development of a new asset centric database to manage all the asset data related data, it also required a new user experience and change of information offering to the different user communities.  BlueCielo made the transition by using an object and meta data driven approach to manage the asset information and change the engineering document information view into a digital asset information view. Another key element of the digital asset transformation strategy was the adoption of industry standard ISO 15926 for the integration of lifecycle data for process plants.

Why you should adopt the digital asset data library?

ISO 15926 is an asset data model and reference data library associated with engineering, construction and operation of process plants. The asset data model supports the common information requirements of the process industry in all phases of a plant’s lifecycle. The adoption of ISO 15926 is necessary to provide guidance, structure and business logic to the massive amount of information that is available from engineering and production systems.
ISO 15926 integrates lifecycle data and provides a common data model for asset owners, operators, their suppliers, engineering procurement and construction (EPC) companies and subcontractors. ISO 15926 facilitates data integration, sharing and exchange to unify lifecycle and component information in capital intensive technical installations.
ISO 15926 can be split up in the asset data library and reference data library. The asset data library provides the required asset classification structure and asset meta to design, construct, build and maintain an asset. The reference data library provides the required document classification and meta data per asset data class. In summary every asset is classified according to its meta data and references by a predefined set of documents with meta data. An example asset with meta data and reference data is presented below.

When the required asset data and reference data is complete, dashboards and reports are available to show asset data completeness and data integrity. With the dashboards and reports at hand, asset compliance can be shown and asset performance can be improved.

This post was originally published By Coen Vromans on the BlueCielo Blog and is being reposted here.

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