Unasys are changing the boundaries for completions management

By using digital twin technology we are able to optimise and augment the lifecycle process from engineering to start-up


Completions and Start-up is a complex, progressive and phased process which requires early detailed definition and planning in order to facilitate efficient and seamless project execution and control.  This in turn allows for timely client approvals and final acceptance, thus enabling early project technical and commercial close out, and thereby minimising the risk of contractual penalties.

The Unasys business function is to identify and manage such complexities in order to optimise project turnover, handover and close out.  Unasys provides integration of Completions using the expertise of specialist managers and engineers, together with an effective software.

This unique combination enables projects to deliver structured Certification Management, which enables documentation packages to be delivered concurrent with completion of the physical works. The waiting period for final documentation, a common feature of so many projects, is eliminated.

This proposal will show how Unasys can assist Vølund to deliver structured completions in accordance with approved procedures and plans.  The intent is to safely deliver facilities that will be in a state of readiness for operation.  It also puts forward the case for using an electronic completions system (ePM) to support this operation.


Technology, processes and standards evolve meaning there will always be a better way to do things

Can we have smart tools?

Visible project scope and the latest information give smarter teams the tools to find their way

Powerful navigation

Move from the highest level right down to the smallest component

Keep it simple

Allows us to maximise efficiency through a smaller project workforce where everyone can use this tool

I want clear visibility of my project scope.

 
 
 
 
 

I want to get to information quickly and I want to know it’s accurate

 

Intelligent Searching

Locating information on a project is a challenge. Our Intelligent search feature uses key words to quickly scan the system for relevant documents.

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Supplier Documentation

Managing supplier documentation is a project on its own. The Unasys CMS eliminates the waiting periods for final delivery - a common problem on many projects.

Smart Documents including Smart Document Importer

Documents now imported to ePM, either as a physical document or a link, will automatically have their contents scanned to enable smart searching. ePM utilises OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to enable deeper smart searching within these files. We’ve created a drag and drop feature to enable bulk document upload.

Revision Control

Digital tracking ensures the latest revision is always available.


I want to know where my system or piece of equipment sits at any time within its lifecycle.  

 

Better life cycle management of project information leads to time and cost savings, enhanced productivity and safer more efficient project execution and start-up. This demands that for all projects one should ‘begin with the end in mind’. Unasys are raising the standard for Completions and e-PM is the unique result of deploying this approach in an integrated solution with standardised models firmly founded on best practice.

Lifecycle process of Systems & Equipment gives us better product control

Life Cycle Management identifies two main phases — Definition and Execution. Definition begins in FEED and comprises evaluation/planning through the beginning of fabrication/construction. The Execution Phase starts with Factory Acceptance Testing (FATs) and ends with stable operation and acceptance of the facility by Operations. Systems completion definition and execution activities overlap at detailed engineering and procurement and fabrication/construction. Life Cycle Management, like Systems Completions Management, will have the distinct levels that match each project phase. Each level is sub-divided into a series of actions; and each level will be validated, through offer and acceptance.

Engineering

  • Tag Information

  • Tag equipment identified

  • Systems / Subsystems

  • Areas / Construction Areas

  • Attributes

  • Spec complete

  • Data sheet complete

  • Relationships / Mapping

  • Maturity

  • QR Codes

  • AFD – Data good to share

Procurement

  • Enquiry issued

  • Bid documents received

  • Review supplier data

  • Supplier data approved

  • Quality plan

  • Engineering design data complete – AFC

  • PO issued

Inspect and Test

  • Inspection and Test Plan

  • Vendor data agreed and in e-PM

  • Assembly procedures

  • Operational spares

  • Commissioning spares

  • Factory acceptance test

  • Inspection release note

Preservation

  • Packing list / manifest

  • Storage assigned

  • Call out schedule

Fabricate & Assemble

  • Shop fabrication

  • Equipment installed

  • Equipment assembled

  • Inspections complete (internal)

  • Vendor punch list closed

  • Hydrotest

  • NDT

Mechanical Completion

  • DAC (Certification)

  • Calibration / PSVs

  • Mechanical Completion Certificate

  • (Certification)

  • ATEX compliant

  • Line walk / inspection (Turnover)

  • Punch list

  • MC-1 (Turnover)

Pre-commissioning

  • Temporaries

  • Pre-commissioning certificate

  • Consents and approvals

  • PC-1

Commissioning

  • HC-1 (Certification)

  • Prerequisites (Safety)

  • SCE / System Performance (Testing)

  • Risk (Safety)

  • Isolations (Safety)

  • Training

  • Site Acceptance Testing (Testing)

  • System Commissioning (Testing)

  • Tech Queries Closed

  • As Built

  • Test Preparation (Testing)

Performance Testing

  • Start up and readiness review

  • Black start

  • Acceptance criteria

  • Cause and effects

Readiness

  • Warranties

  • Spares

  • Deficiencies

  • Operational interface / compliant

  • Interface with SAP

The Systems Completions Process

Whatever the project type, all of the equipment, whether static or dynamic, is generally encapsulated within a specific ‘System’. How we manage that Equipment from Engineering to Operation we refer to as Life Cycle Management. How we control Life Cycle Management we refer to as Systems Completions Management. There are a series of very specific levels or gates to be passed which require actions and tests to be carried out and supported by certification and documentation. These gates are categorised by phase and the progress of each phase shall be constantly monitored and reported in detail, providing for thorough feedback and close control of all project activities. Life Cycle Management is defined as the sequential activities within a project that verify and prove that the construction, installation, integration and testing of systems, including all of their component parts, have been completed properly and thus the facility is ready for start-up and operation. The Systems Completions process is designed to help manage the transfer of care, custody, and control of facilities through appropriate certification and documentation. Systems Completions Management is defined as the sequential activities, the management team must undertake to ensure a seamless process.



Management of punch lists

Snagging and Technical Queries

Change Control

Electronic change control and versioning are at the centre of the process for securing data reinforced by a full audit log.


Is my data secure?

How information is secured and electronically backed up

Information is primarily secured within e-PM by limiting uncontrolled changes, confining access to the project data to only those users who need it, while at the same time making data available to all project staff in a read only manner.

The e-PM data load process accepts project data from a variety of sources and is able to quickly secure data into the system. Data is tagged with its source document details for reference and logged in the audit history.

Unasys and the e-PM software ensure both the quality and security of the project data by following recommended industry best practices for data storage and access control. Populating e-PM with project data is achieved via several unique and time saving technologies developed by Unasys.


Questions frequently asked…

Can I see which activities are incomplete?

Can we have any easy way of seeing what documentation is missing?

Can I see materials associated with punch lists?

Can I monitor shutdowns and outages?

…with ePM you can

 

Delivering projects…