The same data but the different viewpoints
A manager planning a repair of any part of the gas transportation network works with data about the breakdowns and failures (e.g.: corrosion, isolation, etc.). He must equally take into account other risks on the chosen network part as well as possible impact on external systems and environment. The repairing of gas transportation system requires the cooperation of the team: on expert looks at the technological schemes, the other sets out the exact point of intervention and the third one works with 3D model. Workers on site get technical documents via their mobile devices and get additional safety instructions and equipment with regards to concrete situation.
Both operation and maintenance of modern gas transportation pipe system require different viewpoints and analysis of the same data. All information cannot be processed by one basic information system, it is inevitable to analyze all data, digital documents as well as technological information together, via specific professional modules, which are interoperable. In addition, modern company needs complete picture made of various professional viewpoints, including those coming from experts operating on site, all in real time.
Spatial management and 3D
The common denominator of the majority of modules is GIS system. Unlike basic GIS systems, energy ones include also 3D models. 3D modeling significantly increase information value and realistically displays equipment located underground on site. It visualizes complicated technological units that are under the surface and therefore invisible for the human eye.
3D model, for example, can specify the real length of the transit pipe very precisely. It eliminates the distortion that occurs with regards to the projection of 3D object into 2D reality. And data on the real length of the transit pipeline are not only important for documentation purposes, they help companies with the other activities like calculation of transit costs or elimination of losses that might be linked to that calculations.