Within many maintenance departments plant configuration and information management is not a dedicated field of expertise and therefore gets little attention. Consequence of this problem is a loss of information and hence knowledge of the installations.

Knowledge degradation already occurs when information for a new project is transferred from the supplier to the owner, resulting in gaps in the plant information. Moreover, shortcomings will increase with the age of the installation due to the execution of modifications that are not registered.

Based on our experience the plant information provided with new production devices are never complete and correct, deficiencies can be up to 40%.   Read More