• AmerenUE Design Change Revitalization Project

    AmerenUE

    Design Change Revitalization Project

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Project Summary

Project
After rolling out AssetWise ALIM to the organization, AmerenUE received feedback from its engineers that more integration with their in-house work management system was required. AmerenUE leveraged the versatility of AssetWise ALIM and familiarity with its own work management system to create a new front-end application known as the Ameren Document Viewer. The viewer automates the process for managing design modifications at AmerenUE’s non-nuclear power plants.

Solution
AssetWise ALIM is used to store and manage all change-controlled documentation. The Ameren Document Viewer helps engineers keep track of where their documents are in the overall design change process while adhering to compliance standards for document and design control. Ameren Document Viewer displays a consolidated view of all relative design change information. AssetWise ALIM is the back-end system, ensuring the appropriate checks are made and that data inaccuracies do not occur.

Outcome
Using Ameren Document Viewer, design changes are now easily accessible from a main overview display equipped with powerful filtering and drill-down capabilities. Implementing standard procedural steps from beginning to end for the workflow of document and drawing updates further streamlined the overall process. The viewer also offers increased visibility for supervisors and upper management that was not available with the old system.

Software
AssetWise ALIM is the system of record for all design changes. Ameren Document Viewer displays a consolidated view of all related design change information, including affected documents and their associated markups, related documents, supporting files, design change forms, and work management routing status. This gives engineers insight into both active and historical design change information.
Outcome/Facts:
  • All documents are available via one common preview window so they can be accessed without losing focus on the main display.
  • If there are no affected documents on a design change, then no work is assigned to the drafting department, eliminating the supervisor’s review of several hundred design changes per year.
  • When users log onto the new system, their work is presented on one screen, and the area they want to focus on is one click away instead of the minimum of five clicks in the old system.
User Quote:
  • “With the use of Bentley's products, we have been able to work on important projects that will boost our productivity and make us a better company.”

    Kelly Wibbenmeyer eQMS Supervisor AmerenUE