PraxisForum ‘Data exchange in the process industry’ @ ACHEMA 2018

On Tuesday the 12th the DEXPI team members presented the work of DEXPI and the resulting software functionalities on the PraxisForum ‘Data exchange in the process industry’ on the ACHEMA 2018.

The session was opened by Michael Wiedau (Evonik) and Reiner Meyer-Rössl (Autodesk) with an introduction to DEXPI. The session continued with presentations of the vendor companies Aveva, Hexagon, Siemens and X-Visual. eVision and PTC showed use cases in plant operations. The session was closed withowner/operator companies BASF, Covestro and BASF presentating their view.

Read the program of the PraxisForum…

 

DEXPI Management Meeting @ Covestro in Leverkusen

On Thursday, February 22nd, managers of BASF, Bayer, Covestro, Evonik, Air Liquide, Statoil, Autodesk, Siemens, Hexagon, Aveva, X-Visual, eVision, PTC, TU Berlin and AixCAPE came together to discuss the current status of the DEXPI initiative and define the roadmap for the future.
Main topics have been:

  • Collaboration status
  • Implementation status of each vendor
  • Road to implementation
  • Operational Path Forward
  • DEXPI Networking Platform

7th Hackathon @ eVision in Den Haag

The 7th hackathon at the offices of eVision in Den Haag was a great success. All software vendors got together and have been developing their import and export functionality. Topics of the hackathon have been defined in advance and during the hackathon.

Collaboration between DEXPI and CFIHOS wrapped up

On February, 20th 2018, the international data handover and data exchange initiatives DEXPI and CFIHOS (Capital Facilities Information HandOver Specification) signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance future cooperation.

The collaboration is an essential next step towards the digitization of chemical plants.
The future collaboration will focus on the handover between owner/operator companies and EPC contractors.

Cooperation between DEXPI and CFIHOS

On 27th of October, the international data handover and data exchange initiatives DEXPI and CFIHOS set up the first steps to future intense cooperation.

As CFIHOS tackles the challenge of defining data handover between owner operator companies and DEXPI defines exchange specifications for piping and instrumentation diagrams, the collaboration is a necessary next step towards the Digitization of chemical plants.

The future collaboration will focus on the the handover between owner/operator companies and EPC contractors.

CFIHOS and USPI Meeting, Amersfoort, NL

On 29th of September, some of the DEXPI team members have attended the USPI annual meeting in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

Plenty of fantastic presentations have been held e.g. by ExxonMobil, TOTAL, Chevron, Statoil, EPIM and others which gave a brief overview of the worldwide activities related to CFIHOS (“Capital Facilities Information HandOver Standard”). Several of these presentations mentioned the DEXPI group as a positive success story.

With respect to this development, CFIHOS and DEXPI informally agreed to join forces to enable a standardized information handover including P&ID transfer.