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Article: “Car wash for data”: Best practices for Information and Configuration Management applied at Pallas nuclear facility

For those of you interested in how to manage the creation of a Common Date Environment (CDE) based on engineering information delivered by different companies using different engineering tools in a structured way, the article written by the USPI members Leo van Ruijven (Croonwolter&dros) and Jim Novack (Dynatec) provides a good starting point.

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Safari USPI-Semmtech, 16 September 2021

Safari USPI-Semmtech, 16 September 2021

Purpose and goal

On 16 Sep 2021, USPI organized the online Safari provided by Semmtech. The meeting started at 14:00 and ended at 15:30 (CEST). The meeting was open to staff from member companies and sister organizations.

A Safari is a networking event organized by USPI to improve learning between our member organizations. One member invites its peers in USPI to a talk about a current topic or development they’ve been working on. Plenty of time is reserved after the presentation for questions and discussion, to encourage learning and networking across our members.

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Next phase of the Facility Lifecycle 3D Modeling Standard (FL3DMS) project.

Next phase of the Facility Lifecycle 3D Modeling Standard (FL3DMS) project

On the 26th of August and 2nd of September 2021 brainstorm sessions are planned with the members and partners of the Facility Lifecycle 3D Modeling Standard (FL3DMS) project. The goal of these brainstorm sessions is to develop the roadmap for the FL3DMS project for the years to come, but initially for the MVP 2 phase of the project.

Based on the insights of the participants in which topics are important to work on in the future an overview of these topics will be created. These topics will be grouped in categories. Based on voting the importance of the different topics will be established. The roadmap will then be created based on the ranking of the topics.

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New USPI member Semmtech as per 18 Mar 2021

Semmtech has joined USPI as per 18 Mar 2021. We welcome Rik Smit in our detailed project discussions.

   

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USPI Annual MB meeting - Thursday 11 Mar 2021

On 11 March, USPI held its annual Members Board Meeting. At the meeting the results of the past year and the plans for 2021 were presented.  In addition, presentations were given about the current work on ISO 15926 and its implementation on the Pallas project for the Petten nuclear facility in the Netherlands, and the new USPI project to deliver a Facilities Lifecycle 3D Model Standard for the process industries. 

 

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New USPI and FL3DMS member DCW as per 25 Feb 2021

Digital Construction Works has joined USPI and FL3DMS as per 25 Feb 2021. We welcome David Ayeni in our detailed project discussions.

   

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New USPI member PALLAS as per 15 Jan 2021

PALLAS has joined USPI as per 15 Jan 2021. We welcome Chris Carter in our detailed project discussions.

  

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New FL3DMS member Hexagon as per 29 Jul 2020

Hexagon has joined the Facility Lifecycle 3D Model Standard (FL3DMS) as per 29 Jul 2020. We welcome Waldir Primental Junior in our detailed project discussions.

  

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New FL3DMS member BP as per 11 Jun 2020

BP has joined the Facility Lifecycle 3D Model Standard (FL3DMS) as per 11 June 2020. We welcome 'Bisi Obawole in our detailed project discussions.

  

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New FL3DMS member TOTAL as per 25 Jun 2020

TOTAL has joined the Facility Lifecycle 3D Model Standard (FL3DMS) as per 25 Jun 2020. We welcome Jean Charles LECLERC in our detailed project discussions.

  

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New FL3DMS member Talent Swarm as per 18 Jun 2020

Talent Swarm has joined the Facility Lifecycle 3D Model Standard (FL3DMS) as per 18 June 2020. We welcome Jim Novack in our detailed project discussions.

     

     

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New FL3DMS member ExxonMobil as per 12 Jun 2020

ExxonMobil has joined the Facility Lifecycle 3D Model Standard (FL3DMS) as per 12 June 2020. We welcome Erin Jones in our detailed project discussions.

     

      

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New FL3DMS member Aveva as per 09 Jun 2020

Aveva has joined the Facility Lifecycle 3D Model Standard (FL3DMS) as per 09 Jun 2020. We welcome Brian Hughes in our detailed project discussions.

     

   

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USPI Newsletter Juli

In February we held our annual members F2F MB meeting at the Fluor offices in Hoofddorp where a competent field of presenters addressed key industry initiatives such as digitalization, systems engineering, digital twins and handovers for both green- and brownfield situations. The strong attendance underlined the relevance of the topics - and we would like to thank our members, our MOU partners, the presenters and Flour for their participation and contributions. For more information, see this link.  

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New FL3DMS member Shell as per 05 Jun 2020

Shell has joined the Facility Lifecycle 3D Model Standard (FL3DMS) as per 05 Jun 2020. We welcome Tony Beamish in our detailed project discussions.

    

   

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New FL3DMS member McDermott as per 08 May 2020

McDermott has joined the Facility Lifecycle 3D Model Standard (FL3DMS) as per 08 May 2020. We welcome John Leeflang in our detailed project discussions.

 

   

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3D Model Specification Kick-off meeting

On Thursday 12 March 2020, the kick-off meeting was held for the 3D Model Specification proposed by USPI. Ca 40 people attended the 2 hour web conference, including most major owner operators and EPCs, as well as several software suppliers, service providers and knowledge institutes.

The objective of the 3D Model Specification project is to create a practical specification to be used by Owner Operators in the contracts with EPCs that can optimize the return on the investment in a 3D model. The specification should capture current best practice of Owner Operators to optimize the value of the 3D model throughout the execution of a capital project and subsequently in the operate phase.  The specification shall enable the creation of a digital twin, allowing real time data to be projected upon the 3D model. The specification will in the first instance be applicable to proprietary 3D modelling systems, but may evolve into a neutral format over time.

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USPI annual MB meeting - 13 Feb 2020, Hoofddorp, NL

On Thursday 13 Februari 2020, the USPI annual MB meeting was held at the Offices of Fluor in Hoofddorp, NL.

The meeting ran from 09:00 to 18:00 hrs, and was followed by drinks until 19:00 hrs. Over 50 experts and managers from The Netherlands, Europe, Malaysia and the US participated in the meeting.

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New CFIHOS/USPI member Accenture as per 12 Nov 2019

Accenture has joined USPI and the CFIHOS project as Review member as per 12 Nov 2019. We welcome Andrea Dentone in our detailed project discussions. 

  

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New CFIHOS/USPI member Sirfull as per 31 Oct 2019

Sirfull has joined USPI and the CFIHOS project as Review member as per 31 Oct 2019. We welcome Jean-Francois Renard in our detailed project discussions. 

 

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