Through collaboration between Intergraph Process, Power & Marine and Leica Geosystems, Leica TruView Integrator for SmartPlant Enterprise improves the way engineering assets are maintained. The solution combines Intergraph’s plant asset management software with Leica Geosystems’ intuitive object information software, extending the benefits of laser scanning from its traditional use of providing accurate as-built information for capital projects to important new uses in daily plant operations.

With Leica TruView Integrator for SmartPlant Enterprise, plant workers can now use photorealistic, intelligent laser scans to access plant information and documentation when carrying out inspection and maintenance activities. Additionally, offline mobile device support for SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO) brings the intuitive representations of plant assets directly to workers on the plant floor, improving efficiency.

“[…] Today, plant workers performing inspection and maintenance activities spend too much time locating the items they need in the plant,” said Ludwig Englmaier, head of the Engineering Department for AlzChem AG. “SPO Mobile with photorealistic TruView visualization will help our plant workers carry out their work safer, quicker and better than ever.”

While Leica Geosystems’ laser scanning capabilities have been previously integrated into SmartPlant Enterprise to benefit plant engineering and design, Leica TruView Integrator for SmartPlant Enterprise marks the first time the technology has been used to improve processes in the operations and maintenance of plants. Developed in close collaboration with owner operators around the world, the solution enables all plant workers to access plant data and documentation from anywhere – on the plant floor, in remote locations without internet connectivity or in the back office.

“It is hard to imagine a more intuitive way to access plant engineering information than by means of a photorealistic plant browser,” said Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process Power & Marine president. “We are bringing it to the plant floor and remote operations locations where there is no network connectivity. These are game-changing and unmatched solutions that will significantly improve the way engineering assets are maintained.”

“This is the first major integration of Leica TruView into other software,” said Hexagon AB President and CEO Ola Rollén. “Enabling day-to-day plant operations and activities such as maintenance and inspection to be carried out safely, quickly and cost effectively is just one of the many ways our brands are joining forces to solve challenges and shape the future of engineering.”

For more information on Leica TruView Integrator for SmartPlant Enterprise, visit www.hexagon.com/en/spo-truview.htm.