The operational scope of the first Engineering Base special branch solution for process control technology, Engineering Base Instrumentation, extends over the entire engineering process, starting with plant design and cost estimation, the creation of pipes and instrumentation (P&I) diagrams, the device specification and ordering including detailed engineering as well as the assignment and wiring of machine and plant components. Thus Engineering Base is one of the few systems enabling consistent plant engineering for control and electrotechnical planning based on a common data stock.
Special Branch Solution: Object-Oriented and Database-Driven
Engineering Base Instrumentation special emphasis on flexibility and universal use combined with quick familiarization. Uncompromisingly process-oriented, Engineering Base stores all projecting data in a database and offers comfortable editing via explorer, graphics and tabular access. A unique property is the consistent use of standard Microsoft tools: For the creation and editing of graphic representations, MS Office Visio has been integrated. In addition there are the Microsoft SQL server as reliable database and VBA, a well-known Office product, as programming language for customer-specific solutions.
Branch-specific supplements render Engineering Base, in the manner of an instrumentation tool, a unique offer for plant design in the chemical/pharmaceutical industry, in power plant construction and primary industry and also for other process-oriented industrial sectors. Such supplements comprise e.g. the coupling to the layout program Conval, the possibility to store calculated data directly with the Engineering Base objects in the database as well as the online integration with process engineering, with HMI systems such as WinCC from Siemens and with field bus and control system engineering tools.