INNOVATION IN METALS AND MINING
262-cubic-Meter Blast Furnace complex
the scope of work involved in designing this 262-cubic-meter blast furnace
complex for Kalyani Steels Limited was daunting. For MECON Limited to
design a hot-blast system, blast furnace with cast house, gas cleaning plant,
dust catcher, material feeding system, and interplant pipelines, it required
working seamlessly across a multidiscipline design team.
To accomplish this task, MECON deployed the interoperable capabilities of
Bentley products, including AutoPLANT, AutoPIPE, and S TAAD.Pro to produce
a 3D model of the complex. The Bentley tools enabled MECON to export the
3D model to other CAD modeling software quickly and easily. Indeed, Bentley
solutions were especially beneficial for shortening the design schedule and
producing flawless deliverables.
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Pre-Assembly Modulization Project
When one of the largest mining companies in the world contracted china nerin
Engineering Co., Ltd. (NERIN) to design a copper smelter in Adelaide, Australia
– also one of the largest in the world – into modules, NERIN knew that using
a traditional 2D design method would be impossible. The project called for the
design of the smelter to be several modules that could be transported to ships
for long-distance travel.
This special construction methodology required NERIN to establish a 3D model
of the entire smelter, which was then divided into modules according to the
volume of the ground transportation vehicle and the ship. NERIN carried out
the design using PlantSpace across 20 engineering disciplines. The team built a
large-scale plant model, and then divided it into hundreds of modules according
to different process flow characteristics and transportation feasibility.