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Bentley's SACS Provides Advanced Analysis and Workflow Enhancements for Offshore Structures


Bentley Systems announces enhancements to its latest release of SACS CONNECT Edition, an offshore structural analysis application that offers fully automated and integrated 3D modeling, analysis and design to efficiently manage large, complex models for the evolving digitalization in the offshore market

This new release of SACS includes capabilities that help eliminate disjointed workflows and data, enhances interoperability with other applications, ensures safe structural performance during extreme events, and removes the need for a separate finite element analysis (FEA) application Also, with extended analytical cloud services for SACS Wind Turbine, engineers can perform multiple wind turbine structural analyses in parallel in minutes rather than days

Bentley’s SACS CONNECT Edition now offers:
A unique, combined results database that saves time and eliminates disjointed workflows by combining the results of multiple design phases from independent analyses into a single unified visualization to enable holistic interrogation and design review across all phases simultaneously (See infographic  and related video)

A new, advanced collapse solver for non-linear analysis and design, which ensures more realistic structural performance during extreme events, such as hurricanes, and allows for more accurate predictions in regard to lateral torsional buckling (See related video)

Joint meshing and automatic stress concentration factor (SCF) extraction to speed up non-tubular fatigue joint design With this new FEA in SACS, users no longer need a separate FEA application, such as ANSYS This all-in-one application saves a tremendous amount of time, money, and eliminates the need for multiple software application investments (See related video)

Intra-operability between SACS – AutoPIPE delivers shorter design cycles and up to 90 percent reduction in project non-conformances now using Bentley’s ISM technology This replaces traditional manual methods by electronically transferring pipe support loads to the structural model and integrated structural – piping models for more accurate design loading and engineering collaboration (See related Tech Talk video)

Analytical cloud services for SACS Wind Turbine that leverage the power of high-performance parallel computing on the cloud so that wind turbine structural analysis can be performed in minutes rather than days This enables faster, more robust analysis of turbine structures subject to wind and wave loading It also allows engineers to consider thousands of loading scenarios to find the optimal design

Wilson John, structural integrity engineer with Zakum Development Company said, “SACS software, and its tailor-made enhancements, is a very useful tool for structural integrity engineers where a quick workable solution is required in the shortest possible time”

Raoul Karp, VP of Design Engineering Analysis with Bentley Systems, said, “SACS CONNECT Edition V12 is the most significant release we have made in years The challenging oil market has forced the industry to seek ever more productive and cost-effective workflows and explore new complementary business opportunities SACS V12 offers industry leading enhancements in improved workflow productivity, all-in-one advanced analysis capabilities, and cloud solutions to democratize access to comprehensive offshore wind turbine capabilities More than ever our users can rely on SACS as the most comprehensive offshore structural analysis application to increase their efficiency, save time, and deliver safe projects on-time and on-budget”

About SACS

SACS helps engineers improve design quality and predict offshore structural performance using a unified analysis environment that enables the efficient exploration of alternatives Users can streamline processes with automated structural workflows to apply specialized analyses essential to any offshore project This includes nonlinear structural analysis and dynamic response analysis due to environmental loads, impact effects, and severe accidental loading Operational safety is improved by allowing engineers to analyze ship impact and dropped objects, and minimize risk through offshore-specific load generation Engineers can efficiently visualize complex structural response via interactive graphical review of analysis and fatigue, thus avoiding rework and project delays Learn more about SACS

Related Images and videos:
• Combined Results Database (Infographic; Video)
• Automatic meshing and SCF extraction of non-tubular joints (Image) with caption
  “SACS now provides functionality for joint meshing and automatic stress concentration
  factors for complex joints”
• Joint meshing and automatic stress concentration factor (SCF) extraction (Video)
• Collapse solver for non-linear analysis (Video)
• AutoPIPE-SACS interoperability Tech Talk (Video)

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Oil and gas companies can save 10% or more in chemical costs through insights into usage with Bentley Systems’ new chemical management solution

Bentley Systems announces the release of a new chemical management solution for oil and gas companies operating multiple onshore or offshore wells With the extended functionality of AssetWise CONNECT Edition, users can consolidate chemical and corrosion data into one central source, to make faster, more informed decisions regarding chemical usage, dosage rates, inventory and more, reducing chemical costs and improving availability of inventory across the operation

AssetWise’s chemical management solution helps operators to optimize chemical usage and reduce spending Operators can monitor all aspects of chemical usage and treatments: corrosion, separation, erosion, production, integrity, sampling, environmental compliance, and lab analysis In doing so, users can predict chemical usages against targets and environmental emissions, while automating scheduling and reporting

Through a combination of data gathered from sensors and other connected devices known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Bentley’s connected data environment, AssetWise Operational Analytics gives users the seamless integration of systems and processes that help provide the information they need for precise consolidation, visualization, and analysis

By bringing all data sources into one central source, Bentley’s solution provides full visibility into how chemicals are being used and how effective they are Interactive dashboards within Operational Analytics provide users with a range of tools and visualization aids to help track KPIs and create benchmarks across all assets (onshore or offshore) to compare and understand immediately what needs to be improved and where, through a variety of alerts, graphs, and reports

Anne-Marie Walters, Bentley Systems’ industry marketing director for oil and gas, said, “The chemical management capabilities that this proven operational analytics solution brings to our users offers a tangible return on investment and a scalable solution for oil and gas production, both onshore or offshore Through maximizing usage of expensive chemicals, oil and gas organizations can see savings of ten percent or more, which will help more effectively reduce operating costs in this volatile industry”

About AssetWise
AssetWise optimizes asset performance and supports an asset strategy of regulatory compliance, operational efficiency, and risk mitigation Built on a hybrid cloud-computing platform that leverages a common data environment, AssetWise facilitates the interoperation of multiple data sources, providing operations, maintenance, and engineering with accurate and reliable information, when it is needed, to make informed decisions, from capital planning through proactive asset maintenance Aligned with asset management standards PAS 55 and ISO 55001, AssetWise follows international standards to ensure assets are delivering optimal value and meeting business needs AssetWise also applies information modeling and information management technologies to asset operations and, when combined with Bentley’s ProjectWise, provides a complete lifecycle information management solution for owner-operators AssetWise solutions are advancing intelligent infrastructure for owner-operators in asset-rich industries including oil and gas, mining, transportation, power generation and utilities, which have a combined net infrastructure value of over $45 trillion Learn more about AssetWise

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Siemens and Bentley Partner in New Digital Solution to Optimize Capital Project Delivery


• New combined offering leverages Teamcenter and Bentley’s Connected Data Environment to
  increase plant productivity, accelerate delivery and reduce costs
• End-to-end digital innovation strategy creates comprehensive and precise digital twins of
  the process and physical plant to manage complexity and simulate the performance of
  intelligent plants

Siemens PLM Software announced today, with Bentley Systems, an integrated solution for enterprises to deliver capital projects more efficiently, combining the Teamcenter® portfolio with Bentley’s ProjectWise and its Connected Data Environment (CDE) Teamcenter is the world’s most widely used product lifecycle management (PLM) system, and ProjectWise is the project delivery collaboration platform for 43 of Engineering News Record’s global Top 50 Design Firms The new offering continues Siemens’ and Bentley’s strategic alliance that was announced in 2016, and will uniquely extend enterprise visibility across program management of capital project engineering and construction

“In going digital, the work of engineers and constructors is increasingly about the digital context and digital components around, and within, their infrastructure projects,” said Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems “As we industrialize project delivery, it is exciting for us to be working with Siemens to extend the reach of our CDE’s digital workflows beyond individual capital projects With the Teamcenter PLM integration, the connections of project digital twins can now both expand into their enterprise context, and drill down into their manufactured components—advancing infrastructure through digital DNA!”

The leading capabilities for systems engineering and requirements management within Teamcenter, and lifecycle simulation of engineered components, are now complemented by Bentley’s CDE to take advantage of a project digital twin Project digital twins automate digital alignment and change synchronization across the project supply chain, enabling continuous and comprehensive status reviews Digitalizing a plant from the beginning of a project enables the aggregation and dissemination of data in a scalable and manageable fashion By connecting digital twins with a consistent digital thread, companies can reduce project delivery costs and avoid cost overruns, and can improve operational margins by increasing plant productivity and reducing operational overhead Enterprises can now achieve consistent digital workflows that span project economics, program management, and project controls to speed up capital project delivery, reduce cost overruns, and improve fit-for-purpose project outcomes

In the energy and utility industries, for instance, given current energy forecasts, companies need to work more efficiently and cost-effectively when implementing capital improvement projects Traditionally these extremely complex and expensive projects have many groups, beyond engineering and construction, working independently to drive the project forward Extending Teamcenter through project delivery, the CDE enables visibility along digital threads of connected 2D and 3D models, dynamically managed to reflect project status This allows for the continuous assimilation of design and engineering data, to be visually and analytically accessible as appropriate by team members across the wider enterprise and supply chain Incorporating capital project engineering and construction models in this integrated way enables diverse simulations throughout the project management process to anticipate real-world issues, and more informed decision-making by virtue of real-time understanding of the impact of any design change The solution will be available to the market beginning in early 2019

“Owner/operators and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms in the industry need to lower costs and deliver projects more efficiently, and this new digital solution facilitates data-driven business processes for the optimization of projects and the plant,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO of Siemens PLM Software “Powered by the digital twin, this solution allows engineering data to flow between capital project stakeholders, and will support a broad set of industry use cases”

Contact for journalists

For Siemens PLM Software
Ms Natalie Navales
Phone: +1 314 264 8671; E-mail: natalienavales@siemenscom 

For Bentley Systems
Ms Jennifer Maguire, Director of Corporate Communications
E-mail: Jennifermaguire@bentleycom

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation With headquarters in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, Siemens PLM Software works with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit wwwsiemenscom/plm



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Siemens and Bentley Systems Strengthen Their Strategic Alliance and Joint Investment Initiatives


• Successful strategic alliance with Bentley Systems, which started in 2016, to be further
• Joint investment initiative extended by an additional €50 million, totaling €100 million
• Ambition to further accelerate joint business

In the companies’ latest Alliance Board meeting, Bentley Systems and Siemens decided to further strengthen their strategic alliance The two companies have decided to extend their existing agreement, to further develop their joint business cooperation and commercial initiatives Therefore, the joint innovation investment program will be increased from the initial €50 million funding to €100 million In addition, as a result of the continuous investment of Siemens into secondary shares of Bentley’s common stock the Siemens stake in Bentley Systems now exceeds 9%

Klaus Helmrich, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, said: “I’m very pleased with how strong our alliance started Now we are investing in the next collaboration level with Bentley, where for instance we will strengthen their engineering and project management tools with Siemens enterprise wide collaboration platform Teamcenter to create a full Digital Twin for the engineering and construction world”

He added: “Integrated company-wide data handling and IoT connectivity via MindSphere will enable our mutual customers to benefit from the holistic Digital Twins”

Greg Bentley, Bentley Systems CEO, said: “In our joint investment activities with Siemens to date, we have progressed worthwhile opportunities together with virtually every Siemens business for ‘going digital’ in infrastructure and industrial advancement As our new jointly offered products and cloud services now come to market, we are enthusiastically prioritizing further digital co-ventures We have also welcomed Siemens’ recurring purchases of non-voting Bentley Systems stock on the NASDAQ Private Market, which we facilitate in order to enhance liquidity, primarily for our retiring colleagues”

Contact for journalists

For Siemens AG:   
Mr Yashar Azad
Phone: +49 89 636 37970; E-mail: yasharazad@siemenscom

Follow us on Twitter: @siemens_press

For Bentley Systems:
Ms Jennifer Maguire
E-mail: jennifermaguire@bentleycom

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €830 billion and net income of €62 billion At the end of September 2017, the company had around 377,000 employees worldwide Further information is available on the Internet at wwwsiemenscom

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