Case Study

Digitize: Brownfield Digitization

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Our client is championing one of the world’s largest brownfield digitization campaigns. They are building an integrated digital asset information platform to drive longer asset life as well as safer and more efficient operations. Central to this program is the development and maintenance of 60 digital assets to support and inform long-term lifecycle management of the physical assets.

The program resulted in a digital hub of up-to-date, validated information that accurately describes the current condition of the facilities.


Advisian Digital was engaged to assist the client to develop fully accurate digital representations of their assets.

To ensure that the design information for the facilities was up-to-date and complete, 120,000 documents of varying quality and format were consolidated for verification prior to developing the digital assets. Applying our engineering know-how, we reviewed data collected from laser scanning and resolved any data integrity issues.

After consolidating and optimizing the initial datasets we delivered the following to our client:

  • Point cloud data and associated primitive models
  • 3D ‘as-is’ models for all of 60 units and facilities
  • Enhancement of the digital plant’s ‘intelligence’ to maximize the value of the data captured
  • Final number of documents and drawings reduced from 120,000 to 10,000
  • Integration of the accurate and intelligent digital asset data into a pre-configured engineering data warehouse – vital to handling and maintaining the sheer volume of the data

Client Benefits

The development of an accurate and intelligent digital representation of existing assets will assist our client to achieve truly integrated and data-centric operations. A digital asset enables the client an infinite number of iterations of plans, changes and simulations before spending money on the physical asset. The creation of a digital asset can result in a number of improvements:

  • Reduced cost of searching for and validating asset information for operations and maintenance activities
  • Quicker and better access to reliable asset information leading to reductions in downtime and exposure to hazardous environments as further brownfield modifications and plant expansions are performed
  • Improved forward planning and a more efficient use of resources including better work packaging and more proactive maintenance practices
  • Reduced costs associated with spare parts and improved supplier management
  • Accurate, consistent and validated handover of information
  • Overall faster and better decisions made based on a trusted source of information
2018-10-25T03:08:24+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Case Studies, Digitize Case Studies|