After commissioning of their Process Water Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant, Oaky Creek Coal received approximately 150 electrical drawings from the vendor. To ensure that all of these drawings were readily available for the correct site personnel, Oaky Creek Coal (OCC) engaged the services of Orana Engineering for the purpose of registering these drawings into their drawing management system.
To ensure that the correct versions of drawings are readily available to personnel, Oaky Creek Coal stores all drawings in Aconex (refer www.aconex.com ) engaging Orana Engineering for the purpose of maintaining their Aconex drawing management system. There are many drawing management systems and tools on the market and Orana Engineering has the capabilities and resources to utilise whatever system is preferred by a client.
To register the RO plant drawings into Oaky Creek Coal’s drawing management system, firstly the metadata (such as but not limited to vendor, vendor dwg number, drawing title, revision, revision date, status, discipline) from each drawing is recorded. Having the metadata, Oaky Creek Drawing numbers were then reserved in Aconex and allocated to each drawing. Stamps with the OCC drawing number where then electronically placed on each drawing, after which the drawings and the metadata were then uploaded into Aconex and transmitted such that all OCC users would have access to these drawings.
To get the best value from operating a drawing management system, it is essential to ensure that users can reliably access the drawings they need, which is dependent upon the accuracy and consistency of metadata that is entered into the system and the vigilance of site personnel to ensure that all drawings are made available for entering into the system. Oaky Creek Coal sets a very high standard in the industry for the maintenance of drawings and in real terms realises the significant cost benefits that good drawing management delivers via enabling site personnel to more effectively and safely do their job.