DuPont Standardizes on Bentley OpenPlant Based on Results of Rigorous Six Sigma Evaluation Process

Anticipates Time and Cost Savings from Enhanced Information Sharing

EXTON, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 5, 2012 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) has standardized on Bentley OpenPlant to improve its processes for managing and updating intelligent piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) critical for contract and regulatory compliance. DuPont made its selection after conducting a rigorous Six Sigma vendor evaluation process, which determined that Bentley is uniquely able to support a fully integrated, open, ISO 15926-based workflow for process, instrumentation, and electrical plant operations that can be rapidly implemented. Bentley OpenPlant PowerPID was selected as the software for its ease of use, power, and affordability. As a result, DuPont is now using OpenPlant PowerPID to support initial projects at plants in the North American and Asia-Pacific regions, and anticipates time and cost savings from enhanced information sharing.

William Ellsworth, 2D CAD integration leader, Engineering Systems, DuPont, said, “Our evaluation determined that OpenPlant PowerPID is the best tool on the market for producing and maintaining P&IDs. Its powerful and friendly user interface helps us build intelligent P&IDs in an accessible and open format so as to be readily used by our EPC partners and operations and maintenance personnel. We find value in a contractor’s ability to work with intelligent P&IDs to more efficiently perform design, and deliver more actionable information back to us, and therefore will recommend the use of Bentley OpenPlant PowerPID.”

Anne-Marie Walters, Bentley global marketing director, said, “DuPont manages plants throughout the world and, like many other owner-operators of process facilities, relies heavily on P&IDs in its operational workflows. Therefore, processes and technologies to help it manage those P&IDs are crucial to its success in sustaining and optimizing plant operations. Only Bentley OpenPlant offers shared information in an open environment through its use of an ISO 15926 intrinsic data model, as specified by the iRING user community, to effectively support drafters, engineers, project managers, and other team members in a distributed environment. At the same time, it provides cost-effective P&ID management, plus excellent user training and an extremely friendly user interface to get new users productive quickly.”

To register for the complimentary eSeminar “OpenPlant 2D Workflows for Owner-operators,” being held on Oct. 10 and again on Oct. 11, visit

About Bentley OpenPlant PowerPID

Bentley OpenPlant PowerPID is an easy-to-use, data-driven application for the rapid production of intelligent P&IDs, allowing users to capture and reuse information in an open format. It reduces the time required to create these crucial documents and enables the sharing of all process information across the lifecycle of the asset. As OpenPlant PowerPID is the first intelligent P&ID software designed around the ISO 15926 open data schema, any data created in OpenPlant PowerPID is available to be shared without the need for complex, proprietary APIs.

OpenPlant PowerPID can create P&IDs in either DWG or DGN. In addition, OpenPlant PowerPID users are able to share libraries, catalogs, and custom components not only among project members, but also across projects to increase reusability and shorten design time. Through Bentley’s ProjectWise and AssetWise, OpenPlant PowerPID users can ensure that intelligent P&IDs aren’t limited to design, but are also available to operations teams to aid in maintenance and regulatory compliance. For additional information on Bentley OpenPlant and Bentley OpenPlant PowerPID, visit

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and over $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2003, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

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