We are the Australian and New Zealand distributor of Comos products. These project life cycle tools use an advanced object oriented design that minimises design costs and time, boosts productivity and improves plant uptime.
COMOS supports the end-to-end plant asset management across the entire lifecycle of an industrial plant.
With COMOS software, Siemens is the only supplier worldwide to carry out integrated plant asset management projects over the entire life cycle of an industrial plant or machine. The standard COMOS data platform provides plant design engineers, plant operating personnel, company management, and solution partners with a continuous flow of data that meet their specific needs across all project phases. This enables a globally integrated, comprehensive software solution concept. Consistent life cycle engineering with Siemens COMOS software enables you to assimilate planning and operating environments which results in more efficient workflows as well as higher productivity and quality.
For some basic information about COMOS please see the following brochure or contact us to arrange for a presentation or further details.
1. What is Engineering Platform? How do we improve product quality through this platform?
With COMOS, Siemens is the only company in the world to offer the process industry a software solution for the integrated management of plant projects – from engineering and operations to modernization as well as dismantling. COMOS ensures that engineers and operators can access all project-relevant data at all times, across all company levels and in all project phases.
COMOS offers a seamless flow of information by providing a common database. Because all data is always available and up-to-date, it depicts the actual as-built status of a plant at all times. In this way, COMOS lays the foundation for greater reliability in decision-making and more efficient processes throughout the entire plant – for a lasting improvement in competitiveness.
The COMOS portfolio is built as a modular structure. That means: All software solutions are integrated with each other and cover all lifecycle phases – from process design to basic and detail engineering to operation and modernization. They can be individually implemented, as required, or employed as stand-alone solutions. COMOS is based on a uniform database which provides all information in an object-oriented manner. The open software architecture facilitates optimum integration of third-party systems and allows the seamless integration into existing EDP landscapes.
2. How does it shorten to Engineer Project time to market? How does it cut the CAPEX/OPEX cost?
With its unified data platform the integrated software solution COMOS provides plant design engineers, plant operating personnel, company management, and solution partners with a continuous flow of data that meet their specific needs across all project phases. One requirement for effective plant management is optimum networking and coordination of all disciplines and departments involved in the engineering and operation of a plant. The software solution COMOS is the basis for the cooperation of worldwide collaboration across the entire lifecycle of a plant.
3. How does it improve communication between the project team?
The integrated COMOS software concept is based on object orientation. Components are described holistically and displayed graphically in their true-to-life representation. The graphical and data-related description, which includes all data associated with the component, forms a single unit within the database – the object. Related data sheets, lists, and other documents are linked to the corresponding objects.
The complete plant information is stored in a central database. As a result, COMOS allows all disciplines and departments involved in the engineering and operating phases to always access the same data for a given object. Objects can be processed in COMOS bidirectional on data sheets as well as in technical drawings. This means that changes to objects or documents are always available to every user worldwide, whatever the time zone, and that they are up-to-date and consistent. The entire plant, right down to the individual components, can be examined and further developed from a functional and interdisciplinary perspective.
The open system architecture of COMOS can be adapted to exactly meet company-specific requirements, allows links to third-party systems and can be integrated into existing EDP (Electronic Data Processing) landscapes.
4. How can customers get their ROI for implementing such common platform?
5. How can such platform assist in saving OPEX cost? What does it offer?
Secure asset management with COMOS Operations. COMOS – Making data work.
The use of COMOS allows optimum data transfer between the engineering and operation phases with fully consistent and transparent data. The entire plant right down to individual components can be viewed, developed further and maintained in a function-oriented manner and beyond the boundaries of specialist disciplines. Specialized software solutions support you in the management of typical tasks
The product range of COMOS Operations provides a perfect solution for an efficient plant management strategy. The engineering data for plant and equipment can be utilized and updated during operations – in fact, engineering and operations merge into a single IT entity on a shared database. There are modules for end-to-end, structured and fully automatic planning and organization of all engineering, inspection and maintenance tasks as well as revamping or decommissioning.
Using special interfaces and portable applications, measures effected in the field or on the shop floor can be directly incorporated into the plant data. Besides a substantial efficiency boost, operators benefit from extended plant life. By establishing a centralized, plant/project- related document management system, the entirety of technical documents created in the course of the engineering process can be administrated promptly, transparently, and in line with standards. Search times are thus reduced and working hours used more effectively.
6. How can such platform assist with OH&S training and induction with 3D visualisation? What does it cover when it comes to ITS training?
COMOS Walkinside enables the usage of 3D engineering data from the basic and detail engineering phases throughout the entire asset lifecycle. Highly complex process plant models can be represented realistically in three dimensions, with COMOS acting as a global data center. Up-to-date plant data is always available and can be used not only for engineering and monitoring purposes, but also for operation and training. Service and maintenance work can be planned, simulated and executed efficiently.
COMOS Walkinside offers solutions for 3D virtual reality model building and viewing. It can be used for immersive operator training and delivers tools for efficient data exchange with third party applications as well as distributed real-time collaboration.
The COMOS Walkinside Immersive Training Simulator (ITS) fully immerses operators in their plants. It simulates real-life scenarios and supports multiple avatars to test team performance and communication.
To further increase the training realism, the 3D model may be enriched with all details of the existing plant. The 3D objects are procedurally added to the virtual reality model to flag evacuation routes, emergency and firefighting equipment signs, etc. Escape paths are represented in their full length for rehearsal of evacuation procedures. Sound effects complete the realistic setting.
With the Walkinside Immersive Training Simulator (ITS), field operators can conduct their training in an authentic 3D virtual reality model – including geo-localization training, standard operations procedures (SOP) and health, safety and environmental (HSE) incident scenarios. Innovative plant-specific training simulations shorten learning times and strengthen memorization. Trainees can virtually move around, make decisions on their route and interact with one another as well as with equipment – even before entering the physical asset.
This strongly reinforces learning objectives, reduces traditional on-site training and enhances operational safety. ITS can be linked with an Operator Training Simulator (a control room operator training simulator) to further enhance cooperation between field and control room operators. It also allows multi-trainee environments as well as multi-avatar scenarios. Because ITS does not have to be integrated into existing systems, users benefit from low deployment costs.