Mount Arthur North Coal
Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd.
New South Wales, Australia
plant, equipment, and piping runs—a task
extremely difficult to achieve in a 2D environment. Finally, using clash detection provided a level of confidence not experienced
before, allowing the design teams to reduce
the level of checking and reviewing. ;
This project requires the development of a
13. 5 Mtpa run of mine truck and shovel
operation, supplying some 12 Mtpa of product coal to the domestic and export thermal
markets. The coal preparation plant component of the project was modeled using
Bentley PlantSpace by the Sinclair Knight
Merz design team. The engineering and procurement contractor is working under the
direction of a Sinclair Knight Merz/Roberts
and Schaefer Joint Venture.
Rework costs on coal preparation plants can
cost up to five percent, and can cause signif-
icant time delays, therefore the design must
be as correct as possible. Full plant through-
put of coal was achieved six weeks ahead of
schedule. Over 630 fabrication isometric
piping drawings were automatically extract-
ed from the PlantSpace Piping models.
General arrangement drawings were auto-
matically extracted from the PlantSpace
model, and annotated using the model data.
The ability of designers to view piping runs
using Bentley Navigator provided a better
understanding of the relationships between