Tarucani Hydroelectric Power Plant engevix engenharia s.a.
The Tarucani hydroelectric power plant in Peru has been
designed to make use of the resources currently derived
from the high basin of the Colca River, using a 342-meter
head from the terminal tunnel inlet. In constructing hydroelectric power stations, designers need to be able to foresee
hydraulic transients created by closings and openings of
hydraulic control equipment, such as valves and gates.
The use of Bentley’s hAMMER to calculate hydraulic transients
at the Tarucani Plant’s penstock allowed visualization of the
pressure in each point of the duct for conditions of closing. For
instance, the formation of an air pocket caused by negative
pressures could be visualized to reveal an interruption that
could create very high overpressures. This information was
inaccessible prior to using hAMMER.
Oil Preparation & Refining and Gas Processing Complex at LLC Usinsk Refinery giprokauchuk
Giprokauchuk’s goal was to provide detailed documentation
for the Usinsk Refinery in Russia. With a capacity of 1 million
tons of crude oil per year, the refinery’s goal was to increase
that to 1.3 million tons of crude oil per year. The Giprokauchuk
team’s challenge was to optimize the selection of pipes, valves,
and fittings depending on pipeline classes.
An interface provides data transfer from PlantSpace for pipeline strength and longitudinal stability design as well as into
the software for insulation thickness design and selection of
heat insulation materials. PlantSpace software was customized
to issue detailed reporting data. Currently, more than 5,000
valve items of various design are included in the database.