EBARA has successfully implemented Visio P&ID Process Designer
- Software tool simplifies the creation of Process & Instrumentation flow diagrams
- Tool accelerates document review and approval on the part of the customer
- Integrated document and revision management
In the Fluid Machinery and System division of the EBARA Group, the creation of Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (commonly referred to as P&IDs), is one of the main tasks of the engineers in plant design. These serve as a standard document for the entire plant life cycle and comprise different types of documents such as P&IDs, equipment lists, piping lists, etc.
'We were looking for a tool that would simplify and speed up the review and approval of documents such as P&IDs,' explains Hideki Fujieda, Head of the High Pressure Pumps Design team at Ebara Corp. 'The manufacturing process requires that these documents be approved by the customer in advance. However, due to the involvement of several disciplines in the P&ID design, information was often repeated and duplicated. For this reason, the completion of the entire documentation took a lot of time.
According to Fujieda, 'With the Visio P&ID Process Designer solution from ITandFactory GmbH we have found a software solution for simplified P&ID creation and process documentation. A great added value of the tool: all data and information is stored in the database and is accessible to all engineers involved at the various levels.' With the introduction of the Visio P&ID Process Designer, 'we were able to significantly reduce our pain points and the time required to create P&IDs. It has an integrated tool for automatic testing, which also helps to reduce manual efforts. For these reasons, after the successful implementation of the initial phase, we have now further extended the tool to a larger team.'
ITandFactory GmbH (a fully owned subsidiary of Neilsoft Ltd.) is a provider of complete processing industry solutions based on innovative technologies. Visio P&ID Process Designer is an add-on to Microsoft Visio Professional for process engineers to transform their ideas quickly into Process Flow and Process Instrumentation Diagrams. Integrated quality control and standardized processes facilitate the P&ID creation.The software has been designed to be easy to learn and highly user-friendly. It has an object-oriented database and enables the generation of accurate reports, lists and data sheets.