Decommissioning Simulation

In the energy and process industries, it is estimated that more than $ 15 billions are lost every year due to operational inefficiency. The real cost of plant shutdowns alone could mount to anywhere between $ 1 million to $ 5 millions a day. Informed users are aware that total lifetime ownership cost of a plant is as important as the initial price paid. Owners / Operators in various sectors, from chemicals, mining, metals, oil and gas, to paper, power and utilities, aim to be able to conduct their plant maintenance in as short period of time as possible.


In Dassault Systèmes (DS)' fully integrated PLM system, plant maintenance processes are defined and optimized in design phases so that engineers can incorporate safety rules and environmental protection requirements. The Plant Decommissioning Simulation solution includes human modeling and simulation capabilities which include vision and motion studies as well as studies of remotely operated devices. By including maintenance planning early in the design process, sequences are optimized for safety, costs and time. With our solution, 3D work instructions can be easily generated for maintenance personnel to reduce ambiguity and time needed to perform the maintenance.

Plant Decommissioning Simulation solution includes:

  • Maintenance simulation and training
  • Hazard and safety assessment
  • Shutdown and turnaround planning
  • Equipment and systems inventory
  • Equipment replacement
  • Engineering document and specification management