Project Data Link is a project engineering environment that helps reduce complexity and accommodate changes in capital projects. Project Data Link translates project information, including tag databases and instrument indices, from multiple sources into project deliverables. It mitigates project risk by normalizing specifications into a single data source with traceability and an integrated change-management system. Project Data Link gives suppliers, engineering firms and other stakeholders access to project information, including specifications related to field devices and the distributed control system (DCS). In addition, data provided in various formats are normalized so that all information is available in a single, consolidated standard view. When a change is initiated, Project Data Link automatically reconciles it against what is in the system, identifies what needs to be changed, automatically sends updates to the DCS and provides an audit of what has changed. — Emerson Process Management, Austin, Tex.
Track changes and mitigate risk in large capital projects
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