On 23 &24 March the Intergraph Information Management Technical User Forum (IIM TUF) for the EMIA Region had its annual meeting at CB&I office in The Hague.
This meeting brings together regional users of the Intergraph Information Management suite of tools like SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant Enterprise for Operator Owners, SmartPlant Validator and SmartPlant Fusion. Participation was good, with a mix of forum members from the EPC as well as Operator/Owner business, small as well as larger organizations. Some of them using SmartPlant Foundation merely as an Electronic Document Management System, but most of them focusing on the integration of engineering information, either as consolidated data warehouse system or collaboration platform for exchange of information between engineering applications.
A main topic on the agenda was standardization and consolidation of information for data hand-over between EPC and Operator/Owner. Anders Thostrup was invited as a guest speaker to present the scope and status of the CFIHOS project. While some of the Forum members are already actively participating in this project, others were very much interested to listen and share their views. On Friday a presentation was given by Adrian Park, Intergraph VP Information Management, explaining how Intergraph, in the short term will enable their Information Management hand-over specification and exchange format, to comply with the CFIHOS standard output registers and on the long term embed the CFIHOS Reference Data Libraries into the new Smart Digital Asset architecture.