INNOVATION IN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES
Process Automation Concepts, Ltd.
nation’s Largest Biodiesel Plant
Clay Pool, Indiana, United States
Developing a prototype for an integrated soybean-based biodiesel plant was
this project’s goal. Process Automation Concepts’ specific responsibility was
to convert German P&IDs to ISA standards and assist with building layout and
equipment arrangement. The project team also had to provide instrumentation
loop and location drawings and build a 3D model of the entire biodiesel unit –
all in 16 weeks.
The short timeframe made it impossible to conduct traditional project review
meetings. It became clear that nontraditional methods of project design and
review would be required to satisfy project goals. The project team deployed
AutoPLAN T to electronically transmit design data in real time. Changes
affecting P&ID, the 3D model, and instrument information were made in one
location, saving the project team time in data verification.
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The Project of the N Field Facilities Construction
Successful design and construction of this plant project in tomsk, russia,
in the southwest of Siberian Federal District, hinged on the ability of
Rebis to collaborate across several of its engineering departments. The
design institute implemented Bentley software to create a common design
environment, which helped increase productivity on specific design sections
and reduce design time.
Using the software’s 3D modeling capabilities, the project team produced
high-quality drawings in less than a third of the time required for traditional
drafting methods. Moreover, Bentley’s AutoPIPE helped the project team
determine pipe manifold tension, define legs and hose nipple stress, and
determine the drift limit of pipelines and shifting bearing.