Emerson adds 3D BIM for power control systems

Emerson Network Power has debuted Building Information Modeling (BIM) capability for its ASCO Power Control Systems line.

Emerson Network Power (NYSE: EMR) has debuted Building Information Modeling (BIM) capability for its ASCO Power Control Systems line. Emerson says the new feature can reduce the time typically required for installation and approvals, while allowing contractors to avoid expensive reworks.

The BIM capability is now available with all ASCO Power Control System "lineups," which start, synchronize, parallel, monitor and protect multiple-genset power systems. Within the ASCO power control system, a lineup comprises a master control section and one or more single- or dual-generator sections. They are built to order and fit to order. Even highly customized lineups for the most sophisticated business-critical applications are now shipped with in-depth, smart parametric modeling data with seamless, "drag and drop" integration into an overall 3-D building model. The capability is now a standard part of every submittal package, says Emerson.

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Matt Mannell, vice president of Power Control Systems at Emerson Network Power's ASCO Power business, comments, "This BIM-ready capability helps ensure that design and installation issues get solved up front at the start of a project, not down the road when they would incur rework costs."

Reworks, including material, labor and site delays, can add significantly to construction expenses, notes Emerson. A study of 32 BIM-driven projects by the Stanford University Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering showed that BIM can eliminate 40 percent of unbudgeted changes and save up to 10 percent of a project's contract value by detecting design "collisions," or "crashes," of system components, according to the company.

For more information on the BIM-ready capability of Emerson's ASCO Power Control Systems, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/ASCO.

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