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Industries & Applications

Planet provides database-supported PLM solutions for planners, designers and plant constructors as well as for operators of process engineering plants in various industries such as plant construction, energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, metallurgical plants, shipbuilding, food, beverage industry, public utilities, environmental technology and deconstruction. Product Lifecycle Management solutions from Planet cover all aspects related to industrial plants from planning, delivery and construction of new plants, structured document management and project management in maintenance to the deconstruction of old plants and nuclear power plants.

The concept of Planet is based on a consistent and central database model on the basis of object-oriented programming for the acquisition of all process engineering elements and components with linking of the associated technical and drawing data and documents.

 Due to the different views (function plan, EMSR, schematics, 3D and isometrics) and interfaces to calculation programs, special applications (steel construction) and ERP systems for resource planning, the entire engineering workflow is united in one system. The module-oriented structure of our solutions can be individually adapted to the most diverse industries and users, from small engineering offices to EPC general contractors, energy and chemical companies.

Plant Construction & Engineering

Since 1984, Planet GmbH has specialised in software development and services for process engineering or pipeline-supported plant construction. Our tailor-made solutions cover the whole range of tasks in plant engineering, be it detailed process engineering planning, 3D layout design, processing of parts lists, handling of isometrics or tasks in project management, construction, calculation and preparation of AsBuilt documentation. We supply the appropriate tools for planners and designers, from small engineering offices to larger general planners, preparation of functional plans according to EN and VGB R 170 C.

  • P.Creation of P&ID flowcharts
  • P.Creation of 3D layout planning
  • P.Linking of 3D planning data with process engineering P&ID on the basis of a uniform database model
  • P.Integration of various labelling systems such as KKS, AKS, RDS-PP
  • P.Component libraries according to DIN, EN, ANSI
  • P.Catalogue solution as a variable organisation tool for product catalogues, pipe classes, standards and the associated documentation
  • P.Design and calculation of process / heat engineering plants and apparatus
  • P.Import and export of data from common programs for calculation (Rohr2), FEM, simulation, construction calculation etc.
  • P.Automated generation and recording of piece and material lists
  • P.Generation and presentation of isometrics
  • P.Creating technical data sheets
  • P.Documentation of welding seams / welding seam tests (welding book)
  • P.Solution for the technical office via PLM-Office (e-mail, FAX, mail, telephone)
  • P.Handling of process engineering projects such as power plants, chemicals, refineries, water treatment etc.
  • P.Preparation of offers, calculations, feasibility studies etc.
  • P.Controlled recording of supplier documentation according to specifications and guidelines, also web-based via PLM - Portal or PLM - WEB
  • P.Construction management, construction supervision
  • P.AsBuilt documentation / operating manual of process plants
Conventional and nuclear power plants

Historically, the software solutions of Planet GmbH have been developed as tools for power plant construction. This means that we have more than thirty years of experience in dealing with the high demands of planning and design in power plant construction. Our target group ranges from the operators of coal, gas, oil and nuclear power plants to biogas and waste incineration plants. As a fundamental structuring principle in the fields of engineering, documentation and projects, the KKS (Power Plant Identification System) and the RDS-PP (Reference Designation System for Power Plants) are integrated in our solutions for the power industry. Main application areas are engineering, planning, document, maintenance and project management as well as the current topic of decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

  • P.Engineering & planning for power plant construction
  • P.Document management system for managing all power plant information
  • P.Minimisation of downtimes
  • P.Implementation of the audit Planning
  • P.Revision and maintenance planning designed for turbines, generators, machinery, boiler, conveying, refrigeration, air conditioning and supply systems
  • P.Ensuring compliance with legal requirements
  • P.Optimisation of material and resource management
  • P.Plant identification according to KKS or RDS-PP
  • P.Monitoring and control of planning development for new building projects
  • P.Planning, implementation and logging of maintenance measures
  • P.Failure reports, work preparation, safety measures
  • P.Virtual inspection and navigation in the plant using suitable 3D viewer technology
  • P.Collision control in the 3D model
  • P.Lot allocation, tendering procedure and supplier evaluation
  • P.Controlled and structured recording of delivery file documentation
  • P.Recording, documentation and handling of complex dismantling projects
Chemistry & Pharmacy

The solutions of the PLM Planet product range accompany the complete life cycle of a chemical plant, ranging from the planning of new plants, construction, commissioning, inspection, maintenance, repair, documentation management and project management to decommissioning. Starting from the automation and process control technology, the "brain" of a chemical plant, we link the various process engineering processes with all available information about the plant, such as schematics, 3D drawings, pipe classes, technical data sheets, component catalogues, maintenance, shift and shutdown plans, standards, spare parts procurement, safety measures, etc. In addition to the highly complex requirements of chemical plant construction, our solutions are specially designed for the pharmaceutical sector to meet legal requirements and test procedures for the approval of pharmaceuticals.

  • P.Basic Engineering wie Funktionspläne
  • P.Detail Engineering wie Verfahrenstechnik, 3D Anlagenplanung, Rohrleitungsbau, Isometrien, Mess-, Regel- und Automatisierungstechnik
  • P.Erfassung und Katalogisierung aller für den Chemie- und Pharmaanlagenbau relevanten Komponenten wie Rohrklassen, Armaturen, Ventile, Pumpen etc.
  • P.Rohrklassengenerator zur Erzeugung von Rohrklassen unter Berücksichtigung von Normen, Katalogen und Materialspezifikationen
  • P.Virtuelle Begehung der Anlage durch spielerische 3D Navigation
  • P.Erfassung aller Instandhaltungsmaßnahmen wie Störungsbehebung, Stillstände und Anlagenrevisionen
  • P.Verknüpfung des Instandhaltungsmanagements mit der Verfahrenstechnik und 3D Planung
  • P.Verknüpfung des Dokumentenmanagements mit der Verfahrenstechnik und 3D Planung
  • P.Sicherheitsmaßnahmen und Erstellung von Arbeitsaufträgen
  • P.Arbeitszeitnachweis und Verbindung zum Schichtbuch
  • P.Erfassung aller Prüfmaßnahmen in Anlehnung an entsprechende Richtlinien und Verordnungen im Rahmen der Arzneimittel- und Wirkstoffherstellung
Oil & Gas Offshore PowerPlant EPOS Electric Power on see

Planet Engineering solutions are further designed for planning, design, construction, maintenance, documentation within large-scale and comprehensive projects in the oil and gas industry. Such engineering projects range from oil refineries, gas processing, gas storage and petrochemical plants to offshore oil platforms.
Here, too, we pursue the concept of an integrated database solution for the management of all information within the scope of the complete life cycle of a plant. An optimization in the execution of maintenance with minimum downtimes is achieved. Parallel work at different locations is possible via PLM - WEB.

  • P.Durchgängige PLM – Lösung für den Anlagenbau
  • P.3D Navigation zur Kollisionskontrolle
  • P.Programme zur 3D Varianten Konstruktion und für das Design von Equipment
  • P.Integrierte Standardformen zur Equipmenterzeugung
  • P.Integrierte Anlagenbauformen wie Klöpperböden und Stutzen
  • P.Benutzer bezogener Bibliotheksaufbau aus den erzeugten 3D Varianten
  • P.Umfangreiche Stahlbaufunktionen
  • P.Vordefinierte Stahlbaulayer, die komfortabel geändert werden können
  • P.Fertige Baugruppen wie Geländer, Leiter, Treppen etc.
  • P.Verschiedene Darstellungsarten wie Linien- und Umrissmodell
  • P.Darstellung der 3D Gebäudegrundrisse mit 3D Stahlbauprofilen, Bühnenpodeste, Geländer
  • P.Datenverbund vom 3D zum Schema und zur Isometrie
  • P.Setzen von Flanschen, Dichtungen und Bögen nach vordefinierten Kriterien
  • P.Automatische Erstellung einer Schweißnaht Liste und Angabe der Verbindungsteile
  • P.Automatische Erstellung eines Rohrbuches
Smelting works

Based on its history, Planet Software has been developed especially for the requirements of pipeline-supported plant construction such as power plants. This one-sided focus on one target group has now been abandoned in favour of newer topics and applications. Our extended range of services is now directed in particular at all operators of process engineering plants. The metallurgical plants are to be mentioned here as examples for all of them. The benefit of such solutions lies in the areas of document, maintenance and project management. Here, too, the aim is the structured filing of documentation in connection with plant systematics and process engineering, the efficient performance of all maintenance measures up to the optimisation of shutdown planning.

  • P.Datei-, Dokumenten-, Zeichnungsverwaltung
  • P.DMS als Grundlage für alle Planungs-, Genehmigungs- und Freigabeprozesse
  • P.Verwaltung von Versionen und Revisionen, Archivierung
  • P.Projektkonfiguration unter Vorgabe von Richtlinien zur Kennzeichnungssystematik, Ansichten, Blockkonfiguration, Festlegung spezifischer Parameter
  • P.CheckIn / CheckOut von Dokumenten
  • P.Gliederung der Projektstruktur mittels SSB Schlüssel (System Struktur Baum) zur Erstellung von beliebig definierten Strukturebenen und DCC Schlüssel (Document Kind Classification Code) zur Klassifizierung von Informationen für automatisierte und organisierte Ablagestrukturen
  • P.Task Force, User- und Rollenverwaltung für die Organisation der Zugriffsrechte und Verantwortlichkeiten sowie den Datenschutz
  • P.Gruppieren und Filtern von Dokumentenlisten
  • P.Verknüpfung zum PLM-Office (E-Mail, Faxe, Briefe, Termine, ToDos)
  • P.Unterstützung von Redlining in allen Dokumenten
  • P.Verschlagwortung und Volltextsuche
  • P.Automatisiertes Anlegen von Dateien über den Dokument Wizard und Excel Import
  • P.Automatisierte Erstellung einer AsBuilt Dokumentation
  • P.DMS mit Verbindung zur Instandhaltungsplanung
  • P.Schnittstellen zu bereits vorhandenen Workflows innerhalb von SAP
Shipbuilding industry

Planet PLM / CAD Engineering Software offers a system that maps processes in shipbuilding, starting from basic design and detailed construction to document and project management during the engineering and production phase. Based on a single project model, we create an integrated solution for data integration and management with the aim of reducing costs and ensuring efficient use of personnel and resources. In addition to ship plant construction, our target group also includes manufacturers of drive units (ship engines). With solutions from Planet GmbH we support team-spanning and collaborative work within projects to reduce costs and shorten planning and delivery times.

  • P.Trade and project phase oriented workSolutions for planning and construction of various types of ships
  • P.Adaptation to shipyard specific engineering and working methods
  • P.Lot management as a basis for tendering procedures
  • P.Reliable monitoring during the project
  • P.Integration of 3D ship hulls
  • P.Import of surface based SAT models of hulls
  • P.Creation of 2D sections and elevation drawings
  • P.3D visualisation for a better overview of planning processes and collision checks
  • P.Integration of extensive tools for the steel construction
  • P.Tools for the planning and design of ship equipment (piping, heat generation, ventilation, engines, cable routes etc.)
  • P.Various interfaces to calculation programs (e.g. pipe stress calculations, finite element method)
  • P.Recording of design standards and already produced constructions in a component library
  • P.Automated creation of documentation
Food & Beverage

Further possible applications of Planet's PLM solutions are, for example, the implementation of planning projects for turnkey brewery or beverage plants or the conversion and expansion of existing breweries. The recording of process engineering components, parts, drawings, diagrams, technical specifications in a database-supported system offers plant operators a tool for planning and controlling all production and maintenance processes. With our software and the data generated from it, changes and their effects can be planned and implemented easily and conveniently. This applies in particular to the special requirements in the food and beverage industry. Furthermore, in connection with our solutions, all maintenance and servicing processes can be efficiently executed and controlled.

  • P.Use of tag numbers to identify and record components (fittings, valves, pumps, pipelines etc.) in a process plant
  • P.Management of tag numbers in a database-supported system with links to schematics, 3D drawings and technical data sheets
  • P.Solution for mobile data acquisition in maintenance management
  • P.Export of unit and material lists from the schemas as a basis for calculation
  • P.Special 3D models for buildings, containers, steel construction, air conditioning systems, cable routes
  • P.Simple copying of complete process engineering plant units (e.g. brewing kettles) in the drawing, including piping, fittings, measuring points etc. and automated entry in the database
  • P.Component library (P&ID, 3D) specially designed for the beverage industry for recording CIP valve manifolds, pasteurisation systems, mixing and dosing tanks or water treatment
  • P.Interfaces to ERP solutions for the Food & Beverage sector to transfer data to the commercial administration
Energy Provider

PLM-Planet Stadtwerke offers companies in the energy, utility, waste disposal and water industry a sophisticated IT solution for engineering, document, maintenance and asset management of plants. It is divided into sector-specific application modules for electricity, gas / oil, water and district heating. In addition, all information is recorded in our system in a structured manner and assigned to the areas of location, functional world and factual data. The local world includes all geometric data and information linked to the location or installation site. The functional world consists of process engineering (flow diagrams), circuit topology, circuit diagram electrical engineering, EMSR and the operating manual. Technical data includes master and catalogue data, typicals, lists, technical data sheets, ICS / eProcurement. This solution can be operated independently or in connection with extensive data exchange to GIS & ERP systems.

  • P.Facility management with building and room identification
  • P.Technical data power
  • - Extraction facilities
  • - Building, housing and foundation data, switchgear
  • P.Technical data gas / oil / water / district heating
  • - extraction, transport and supply plants
  • - Inventory and general plan
  • - Transfer station, heat generator
  • - Component and material specifications, spare and wear parts
Environmental technology to sewage sludge incineration

Plant constructors in the field of environmental technology are reliable and competent partners who have to provide a whole range of services for their customers, ranging from consulting and the development of highly efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for complete turnkey plants, through the manufacture and erection of plant components, to the modernisation and maintenance of old plants. It is therefore not surprising that the use of PLM-Planet solutions for environmental technology is also encountered here.
In addition to waste disposal and incineration plants, the range of applications includes projects for renewable energy from biomass, sewage sludge utilisation, gas treatment and generation, water treatment, wastewater treatment, flue gas cleaning and flue gas desulphurisation. Planet GmbH offers not only the usual standard tools for engineering, design, measurement and control technology, production and assembly, but also a complete PLM-Office package for all tasks of the technical office and project management.

  • P.CAE engineering for EMSR, schematics, 3D design, isometrics, parts lists
  • P.Special modules for material management, production, assembly, maintenance
  • P.Project management with work breakdown structure, schedule comparison, target / actual cost trend, status reports, responsibility regulation
  • P.Supplier and Client Management
  • P.Consistent office system for the creation and management of order and project-related documentation
  • P.Verification in paper-based incoming and outgoing mail
  • P.Registration of all fax, e-mail, telephone inputs and outputs
  • P.Multi-user and networkable appointment management
  • P.Order- and project-related time sheets
  • P.Activity, task and workflow management
  • P.Create and delegate work packages, tasks, jobs
  • P.Monitoring and template functionality
  • P.Calculation, time and cost monitoring
  • P.Bidirectional communication with MS Project
  • P.Preparation of agenda and minutes of meetings
Conventional and nuclear dismantling

Due to the reactor accidents in Fukushima, Japan, in March 2011, the German government initiated an energy turnaround with the result of an accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy. Decommissioning has thus become the central topic of the next decades. The decommissioning of a nuclear power plant can take 10 to 15 years and comprises different phases such as dismantling of components such as generator, turbine, piping, cleaning of elements slightly contaminated with radioactivity, dismantling of components in the pressure reduction system and reactor building, dismantling of more heavily contaminated parts such as the reactor pressure vessel, safe enclosure of the contaminated parts, recording and testing of contamination of parts of the building, demolition of the engine room and reactor building, removal of the waste and recultivation of the power plant site. Decommissioning may also include new construction, since the handling of the above processes requires the remaining operation of remaining infrastructure systems for heat, ventilation, water treatment and control. Planet has been meeting the complexity of these tasks, in particular due to the strict guidelines of the Atomic Energy and Immission Control Act, for several years now by developing a solution specially designed for deconstruction.

  • P.PLM-Planet PDE, P&ID, 3D, DMS, PMS, FLM as tools for the engineering and management of existing or newly planned infrastructure facilities
  • P.PLM-Planet NPP as a newly designed solution for decommissioning processes
  • P.Recording and measurement of plants using 3D laser scanning systems
  • P.CAD / CAE - systems for the input and processing of 3D point clouds
  • P.3D models as a basis for volume determination, derivation of layout plans and collision checks during dismantling
  • P.2D sections for linking drawings with measured values and contamination data
  • P.Connection of measuring points and measured values with facility management
  • P.Tools for the creation of a radiation atlas
  • P.Space-oriented presentation of radiology data
  • P.Marking of measurement points by QR codes for access to the database and storage of measurement data, app for use with tablet - PC
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