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Efficient Digital Process Documentation for an Indian Oil Company

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The vendor was also to generate the database to display and print out all unit documentation from the documentation node. The node was to consist of a workstation or PC together with accessories such as a CD writer and a storage device such as streamer tape / external hard disk.

As a minimum requirement, the node had to store complete unit documentation for all units with instrument specification sheets, including all field devices and P&IDs for all the units. The specifications would essentially consist of a loop name, tag number, location, service and all major attributes to uniquely identify the instruments in the plant.


The node also had to be able to generate new drawings and documents and load these into the system as required. It had to enable information to be converted to and from MS Access and Excel formats, to be transferred to and accessed from other PCs on the network. It had to print out various documents as required.

Designing a Documentation Node Software for an Oil Compnay

After proper evaluation of different I&C software systems available in the market, IOCL, in consultation with the Project Management Consultants and DCS vendors for the respective projects, decided to use PRODOK as the documentation node software. The I&C CAE system PRODOK ensures efficient and thorough project engineering, consistent documentation of process instruments and control equipment, and standardization of the engineering process.

PRODOK interfaces with other applications
PRODOK interfaces with other applications
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It also functions as a comprehensive engineering database management software platform for a particular project, so that after the plant has been commissioned, maintenance of the plant engineering documentation becomes easier, facilitating healthy plant maintenance. The I&C CAE system PRODOK integrates all I&C technical data and drawings such as loop diagrams, interconnecting wiring diagrams, instrument specifications etc. into a single database, saving time and effort in collecting the desired data during maintenance.