Innovation in Asset Performance
For Southern Company’s capital projects, one of the largest challenges is the handover of engineering information to operations and
maintenance. The goal of this project was to create a true cradle-to-grave asset lifecycle information management tool that allows
information to flow across disciplines, departments, and organizations from an asset’s inception in conceptual design through operations
and eventual decommissioning.
Since piloting the handover processes using eB Data Quality Manager (now Bentley Data Quality Server) at Plant Ratcliffe in the fall of
2013, over 51,000 plant locations have been created. The bulk of these locations have been created for the soon-to-be-commissioned Plant
Ratcliffe IGCC facility. The rest have been created for environmental projects at four existing coal fire facilities. By ensuring the seamless
handover of quality asset information to facilities, Southern Company has significantly reduced the cost to operate assets.
Southern Company | Atlanta, Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Seamless Handover of Project Data for Asset Operations and Maintenance Using eB Data Quality Manager