Hydrogenics Chooses Intergraph® SmartPlant® P&ID for Enhanced Data Exchange

Leading hydrogen system specialist improves engineering data quality with Intergraph SmartPlant P&ID custom interface

31 March 2016

Hydrogenics Europe NV, a worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing, building and installing industrial and commercial hydrogen systems around the globe, has chosen Intergraph® SmartPlant® P&ID to improve efficiency and quality of their engineering data. The deal included an unprecedented customized interface between Intergraph SmartPlant P&ID and Hydrogenic’s existing ERP system.

The customized interface allows all engineering data capturedin SmartPlant P&ID to be stored in the ERP system, making it available for all departments in the company. The key benefits include improved efficiency and enhanced data quality, as the possibility of human error is removed by data automation. Efficiency is enhanced as the centralized access to engineering information reduces time needed for locating information in separate systems.

Hydrogenics searched for a solution provider to enable the company to provide morereliable documentation to their customers in a standardized manner. Discussing the decision to implement Intergraph SmartPlant P&ID, Jan Vaes, Technical Director at Hydrogenics said: ”We are pleased with our decision, and expect to improve the quality of our documentation with less effort than before with SmartPlant P&ID and the customized interface with our ERP system. The implementation of Intergraph software allows us to keep all our information in one placeand available to all departments. This allows us to tailor our installations and documentation packages to our customers’ needs, keeping focus on safety and quality while simplifying document control.”

Gerhard Sallinger,Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “The innovative way SmartPlant P&ID is implemented at Hydrogenics shows just how crucial data quality and access is for improving efficiency. We are proud to work together with our clients to discover new ways for them to succeed in this competitive economical environment.”

Intergraph SmartPlant P&ID is the No. 1 asset-centric, rule-driven P&ID solution in the global market and has createdmore than 200,000 P&IDs for plants from around the world. It helps users to develop and manage their P&IDs with a focus on the plant asset rather than the documentation representation, and can be leveraged into downstream tasks such as SmartPlant Process Safety, Intergraph Smart 3D, and SmartPlant Instrumentation. This accurately reflects the as-built plant for enhanced safety, quality, efficiency, and productivity. For more information about Intergraph SmartPlant P&ID, visit ppm.intergraph.com/products/engineering-and-schematics-product-family/smartplant-p-and-id.

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About Hydrogenics
Hydrogenics Corporation is a world leader in engineering and building the technologies required to enable the acceleration of a global power shift. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Hydrogenics provides hydrogen generation, energy storage and hydrogen power modules to its customers and partners around the world. Hydrogenics has manufacturing sites in Germany, Belgium and Canada and service centers in Russia, Europe, the USand Canada. For more information, visit www.hydrogenics.com.

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine
Soon to be known as Hexagon Process, Power & Marine, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine is the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities.

Process, Power & Marine is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

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