Siemens has introduced the FEED functionality in the Comos software used for improving the automation of industrial plant processing. A major chunk of the design and engineering costs while setting up an industrial plant is encountered at the initial planning stages.
The Product Manager at Comos explained that the new FEED functionality will prove useful to plant designers to carry out their tasks more quickly and efficiently.
The new import data functions in the FEED takes input from simulation programs and aids the user in setting up a more reliable plan during the design phase and helps in speeding up the process. FEED facilitates batch import of data gathered from multiple simulations, which are integrated into the Comos simultaneously. There are other options like partial import also available, these save process time by using previously defined data from earlier simulations. For the purpose of utilising data from ProMax an additional interface has been developed. FEED enables the import and processing of data from seven simulators at one time. The open system architecture in Comos is responsible for providing the increased flexibility of operations. For on-going planning operations the data from simulation programs are used for processing flow charts and block diagrams in Comos. The Comos software facilitates complete system development over the entire lifecycle with its modular and integrated data management system. Data consistency and transparency is maintained intact in all the planning phases right from initial plant design to process design. The FEED software enhanced Comos with document revision mechanisms for a more controlled and efficient design procedure.