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Plant Life Cycle Data Management System

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

What is plant life cycle management?

Plant life cycle management is the process of managing the data and information of an industrial plant throughout all stages of its life cycle. These include, among many things, test results, inspection cycles and compliance documents, which should ideally be linked with each other so that operators can access necessary information to improve plant reliability and performance and reduce downtime.

Why is having a data management system important for plant life cycle management?

In order to meet safety standards for the technical systems in industrial plants, owners and operators must conduct safety tests and inspections, as well as provide proof of technical compliance. Whether required by quality and safety regulations or not, any test or inspection carried out during the plant’s lifetime must be scheduled, professionally handled and precisely documented.

A data management system is crucial in ensuring that all data and information relevant to the plant’s safety and quality is properly and securely stored throughout its lifetime. This not only enables owners and operators to prove the plant’s technical compliance, but also utilise the data to optimise their operations.

TÜV SÜD’s Data Management System (DAMAS) enables the optimal integration of inspections into your plant operations.

In addition to carrying out required tests, TÜV SÜD provides a secure, sophisticated SAP® web-based data management system (DAMAS), which maps out the complete inspection and life cycle of equipment and systems at a glance.

DAMAS helps to increase plant availability by providing access to current object data, statistical evaluations and equipment optimisation recommendations through condition-based, time-based or risk-oriented maintenance strategies.

With decades of experience in data management and technical knowledge, as well as approximately 250,000 registered test objects in DAMAS, TÜV SÜD can provide an overview of all legally-relevant and custom test specifications.

What can TÜV SÜD’s DAMAS do?

DAMAS offers complete process integration with clear structures and comprehensive networks. In addition to carrying out safety tests, we provide a system developed by our experts to map out all relevant regulatory inspections up to the creation of an inspection history. Our SAP® web-based user interface opens up the environment for simple, secure and independent work.

Over the entire life cycle of your plant, our multidisciplinary pool of experts are able to assess the test results of your technical equipment and facilities. We provide reliable integration of all information with:

  • Complete process management
  • Comprehensive master data maintenance
  • Legally compliant examination documentation / possibly multilingual
  • Electronic test file (test history)
  • Fast data exchange through interface management too
  • Customer systems
  • Xam management
  • Shutdown planning
  • Daily reporting (revision and inventory)
  • Installation-free access via internet
  • System consulting and support

Key applications in DAMAS

  • High functionality for customers
  • State-of-the-art secure access to yours
  • Object data
  • Master data management
  • Appointment management
  • Test history
  • Reports
  • Flexible evaluations via
    • Inventory lists
    • Invitation, Reminder, Reminder lists
    • Test characteristics
  • Future-oriented software platform (SAP)

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