Successful Turnaround-Project with UBIK and Primavera

Anyone who has ever had the privilege to gain an insight into a turnaround project of a process plant, knows that it is kind of the supreme discipline in terms of project management and execution. To minimize production downtime, the thousands of tasks are scheduled as ambitious as possible, which typically results in enormous human resource demands and a consequential planning complexity that is unrivalled in other kinds of projects.
Complex Planning

To avoid losing track in such a bulk of tight-scheduled work, it is crucial to perform a consistent project controlling, since only small discrepancies during the chain of execution can potentially build up enormous delays for the total project, endangering the restart of production on time. The most important performance indicators to track, once execution has kicked off, are the confirmations of actually started or conducted tasks which form the overall progress of the project. The more up-to-date this KPI can be measured, the earlier and the more purposefully the project management can react on deviations and start counter steering.

Despite their complexity, the majority of such projects still use paper as the primary tool for bringing work instructions to the field in the mornings, and getting progress back to project management in the evenings. It is only then when manual or semi-automatic (e.g. using barcodes) transfer of progress to the project planning tool starts, and it is even later when the results of this transfer create a decision basis for updating the critical path, changing work plans and modifying resource pools for the next day, hoping it’s not already too late.

Breaking New Grounds at Borealis

It was always quite like this in former Turnarounds of Borealis Polymere GmbH, Burghausen, but for this year’s turnaround of its Polypropylene production facility the company decided to break new grounds. After all, the two-year preparation period produced a bulk of 45.000 man hours to be conducted by more than 500 experts, in a plant stop window of only 5 weeks.

UBIK® was used for the very first time in such a project, serving as a work dispatching and progress reporting tool for Oracle® Primavera P6, where scheduling and project controlling was performed. The workers in the field were equipped with Tablets, providing them with their current work instructions and backlog, and also enabling them to report progress and deviations directly on site. This data was fed back to Primavera automatically, which in return produced modified work instructions that UBIK® deployed to the relevant clients in the field. External shop-floors and contractors were also involved in the process directly, reporting their work via the brand-new UBIK® WebClient.

Mission Accomplished

Around 20.000 single confirmation steps were reported during the project, produced by around 70 mobile devices in online- and offline mode, as well as by the connected web clients. In contrast to previous projects, the project- and resource planning was performed constantly during the working days instead of only at night times, enabled by the continuously incoming progress updates from UBIK® – besides avoiding night shifts, this also provided a way better overview on the advancement of the works. Last but not least, an enormous amount of paper that such a project normally produces has been saved.

And, most importantly: production was restarted in time and the plant is doing again what it was built for, which is producing Ployolefins.

UBIK in the Windows Store

    The cooperation between Augmensys and Microsoft is still very young, but it already produced a very important result: the Windows 8.1 client of UBIK® passed its certification last week and can now be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. This marks a big milestone,...

VINCI Energies invests in Augmensys

    Augmensys and VINCI Energies are intensifying their successful collaboration: VINCI Energies has acquired a minority stake in Augmensys, through its investment and managerial fund, INERBIZ. The French corporation and Augmensys have already been partnering since...

2. Integrated Plant Engineering Conference IPEC 2015

  The IPEC conference 2015 takes up the issue "Advancing Manufacturing - Advancing Europe" in order to learn about European initiatives, that meets the platform industry 4.0.  The life cycle of production plants is the main focus of this event. In three parallel...

UBIK /COMOS Interface 2.0

    Augmensys extends the existing UBIK/Comos Interface Toolkit with configurable handshaking functionality. This new version enables the administration of the data exchange with UBIK directly in Comos, and therefore opens the gate towards mobility in an unprecedented...
Termine

3. VDI Fachkonferenz
6. – 7. September 2018, München
…Augmented und Virtual Reality als Smart Assistance

Chemical Enterprise 4.0
29. November 2017
… Digitalisierung in der Chemieindustrie

> alle Termine

Standorte

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com

USEFUL LINKS
Termine

3. VDI Fachkonferenz
6. – 7. September 2018, München
…Augmented und Virtual Reality als Smart Assistance

Chemical Enterprise 4.0
29. November 2017
… Digitalisierung in der Chemieindustrie

> alle Termine

Standorte

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com

KNAPP AG – Partner

KNAPP AG with headquarter in Hart Graz, operates internationally in the field of warehouse automation and warehouse logistics software. The company is a leader in the world market among suppliers of intralogistic complete solutions and automated warehouse systems.
Customers from all over the world in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, fashion, cosmetics, retail (food/non-food), media, optics, office, tobacco, tools & spares and 3PL rely on the experience and innovative power of KNAPP AG.

A permanent element of the corporate strategy is continually striving in the areas of further development and research. KNAPP AG has set the goal to optimize all business areas and to resolutely press ahead with the ongoing expansion of services and solution portfolios.

In the area of innovation and development, KNAPP makes room for new ideas and is always seeking new directions in product development. The goal is to set new standards in these areas, to always be able to offer our customers the best possible solution.

As a new OEM partner for the Augmensys Software UBIK®, KNAPP is broadening their portfolio in the area of mobile software solutions. With UBIK® as the technological foundation for the service- and maintenance part of “KiSoft Assist”, the Styrian Company wants to expedite Augmented Reality supported mobile data management in their industries.

We are very happy about this partnership and are convinced that it will create new perspectives for exciting Projects on both sides.

UBIK with SAP-Integration – Definitely no fake news!

    Our latest videos demonstrate how UBIK can be utilized in a chemical production facility for conducting inspection tasks and creating notifications. The UBIK Server is connected to SAP and transfers notifications, including captured media, to SAP PM instantly. But...

UBIK and SAP S/4 HANA

    To showcase the full scope of the existing UBIK/SAP-Integration, Augmensys and its neighbor at the Lakeside Park, addIT/Atos, just recently integrated a full SAP-demo-system into the UBIK Demo Plant. The used SAP system already leverages the newest S/4HANA 1610...

TD|IKT Kärnten 2018 – Augmensys dominates the category “Mobile Application”

    The TD|IKT competition, organized by the Carinthian Economic Development Fund (KWF), once again this year called for the submission of the most innovative projects in the field of technological services, as well as information and communication technologies....

Maintainer 2017 – award ceremony at the Maindays 2017 in Berlin

    The safe feeling of having made a valuable contribution to the maintenance of the future and, of course, also the prospect of a trophy, have motivated us to submit an innovative project for the Maintainer 2017. The pilot project "Inspectionround using iBeacons"...
Termine

3. VDI Fachkonferenz
6. – 7. September 2018, München
…Augmented und Virtual Reality als Smart Assistance

Chemical Enterprise 4.0
29. November 2017
… Digitalisierung in der Chemieindustrie

> alle Termine

Standorte

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com

USEFUL LINKS
Termine

3. VDI Fachkonferenz
6. – 7. September 2018, München
…Augmented und Virtual Reality als Smart Assistance

Chemical Enterprise 4.0
29. November 2017
… Digitalisierung in der Chemieindustrie

> alle Termine

Standorte

Augmensys GmbH

Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt | Österreich

+43 660 70 80 805
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys GmbH
Development Branch

Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz | Österreich

+43 732 9015 5520
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys Deutschland GmbH

Loher Straße 1
58332 Schwelm | Deutschland

+49 2336 474 820
office@augmensys.com

Augmensys
Desenvolvimento de Software Ltda

Rua Lanciano, 60, Jardim Suzana
São Paulo 04784-190 | Brasilien

+55 11 98596 7860
office@augmensys.com