Welcome to a very short introduction about one out of many fundamental novel concepts behind Engineering Base. In this video, I’m trying to explain how the logical in parallel to physical viewpoint to a plant helps to create synergy between different disciplines of engineering.
I will explain this concept with a very ordinary example. In every plant, there is at least one requirement for water supply. Therefore, there should be a function that supplies water.
Probably this function is a compilation of a tank with two valves, which is physically placed in the tank farm and the pump which is physically placed in the pump station. And obviously the function of water supply is associated to the tank and the pump.
Now for controlling the level of the tank, we need the new subfunction, and this subfunction is a combination of a sensor in the same location of the tank and a terminal in the control room, which are both associated to the level control subfunction.
We can see in the analogy to reality in the alpha numerical environment. We have the physical world, logical world, and drawing representation of both of them. In Engineering Base, this means equipment folder, functions folder, and drawings folder.
Now in Engineering Base, we have a block diagram with many functions on it. I can navigate to one of my functions and I can see that it has different subfunctions with associations to physical devices in different physical locations.
Also I can see that under my main functions there are different other subfunctions. I can navigate to one of my functions and I can see that it has different subfunctions with associations to physical devices in different physical locations.
You can imagine that the higher level of our structure in both physical and logical world is designed by process engineers. A medium-detail level is designed by instrumentation engineers. And the deep-detailed level is designed by electrical engineers. But all in the same project and simultaneously.