A strategy for seamless handover
Within BlueCielo Meridian we enable the full management of the master data of your production assets. This means that change projects can be initiated with the available documentation of your assets. At the start of the project it is clear which asset-specific documentation must be delivered, such as updated process and instrumentation diagrams, specification sheets, overview drawings, installation instructions, updated standard operating procedures, etc. In addition, the approval cycles can be set, ensuring that the necessary documentation is delivered and is available in the right format at the end of each project phase.
After construction and commissioning, the documentation can go into a so-called “as-built” project, enabling the documentation to be checked and, if necessary, updated before the release to master – in other words, before the documentation is released to the organization for the next phases of the asset lifecycle.
After handover, the organization will benefit even more if the provided data and documents are related to the revenue-generating assets by making the relation between the assets and the documents (tag-doc relations). In this way, operations and maintenance can find all asset-related documentation through the asset-specific tag number. The creation of the tag-doc relations can be done either manually or through tag-extraction from the drawings. It is also possible to import the relations from Excel spreadsheets or databases provided by the contractors or suppliers.
Using the above method, there is still no guarantee that data reflects the actual situation in case of a new change project. It is therefore crucial that during operations and maintenance, remarks and markups are made, either to initiate a quick plant change or as input for larger change projects. This closes the loop. Operations and maintenance help to keep a proper reflection of the as-built situation to improve the project start-up and to reduce engineering costs. Engineering, on the other hand, helps by handing over a rich set of data to operations and maintenance in order to reduce search time, improve safety and to comply with applicable regulations.