Bentley AssetWise APM v7.2 announced

By on 29 July, 2014

Bentley AssetWise APM

Bentley Systems has released AssetWise APM v7.2. This enhanced version of Bentley’s asset performance management (APM) software enables users to take advantage of immersive APM, a visual environment in which ‘hypermodelling’ is used to spatially enable operations and maintenance for the interactive inspection of critical assets.

AssetWise APM V7.2 users can also view infrastructure assets in the context of engineering information conveyed by Bentley’s i-models, and can initiate actions directly from the 2D or 3D representations of the asset.

In related news, Bentley further announced: a new version of Bentley’s APM Supervisor Dashboard app for Windows 8.1; as well as the alignment of its APM Process Maturity Model directly to ISO 55000.

Alan Kiraly, Bentley senior vice president of server products, said, “What differentiates Bentley’s AssetWise APM V7.2 is the unique capability to interact with the virtual plant and connect asset health data to 2D and 3D models of the plant. Bentley users can walk an inspection prior to going to the asset and make better decisions faster.”

AssetWise APM V7.2’s immersive approach to visual operations can help converge the engineer’s mental model of the plant, network, or other asset with its performance and representation in IT systems. The ‘hypermodels’ in this visual environment can directly link to asset condition indicators, enabling inspection indicator readings to be associated with the visual model.

In addition, the ability to view assets via ‘i-models’ (conveyors of architectural, engineering, construction, and operations deliverables) provides expanded engineering context in a variety of formats – from design files to specification sheets to corrosion loops, and more. Inspection photographs can also be included with assets, indicators, indicator readings, and checksheets.

Also new in AssetWise APM V7.2 are analysis techniques used in Risk-based Inspections (RBI) and Reliability-centred Maintenance (RCM). Capabilities include demand scenario risk analysis based on the consequences of economic, health and safety, environmental, and company reputation effects; risk matrices support for failure mode criticality evaluation; and degradation rates updated from failure modes, analysis based on economic feasibility of maintenance strategies, and probability based on time between failures.

AssetWise APM has tested and certified integrations to leading EAM systems, including SAP, IBM Maximo and Oracle eAM.

To view a new video on AssetWise APM entitled Immersive Asset Performance Management, visit www.bentley.com/AssetWiseAPMVideo.

APM Supervisor Dashboard App for Windows 8.1

Bentley’s APM Supervisor Dashboard app, which was originally released for Android-based devices, gives reliability and maintenance managers an at-a-glance, actionable, 24×7 view of asset health and key performance indicators (KPIs). Bentley’s new APM Supervisor Dashboard app gives managers the added flexibility of responding to alarms and approving work from home or elsewhere offsite on Windows 8.1 devices.

Process Maturity Model Aligned with ISO 55000

New in Bentley’s Reliability Business Improvement Assessment is the alignment of its APM Process Maturity Model directly to ISO 55000. This standard enables users to identify the qualitative and quantitative evidence of their existing capabilities, to assess the stage at which their organisations currently operate, and to know what is possible with a given business case and plan.

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