the Pilbara iron Ore and infrastructure Project – cloudbreak Ore Handling
cloudbreak, an open-access port, rail infrastructure, and first mine site in western
Australia, needed more than 10,000 tons of steel to construct a screening
building, 11 product and scalping screening bins, crushing building, train loading
dock, and 11 conveyors and associated transfer stations. PDC Consultants
deployed ProSteel software as its viewing tool and Building Information
The software was used to model and detail the more complex mechanical
items, including bins, curved trusses, transfer chutes, and liner systems. The
PDC design team involved itself early in the process to help overcome time
and labor constraints by speeding the design and detailing stages. The design
team completed Cloudbreak in two years and the mine scheduled its first ore
shipment for May 2008.
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Quotient Engineering Inc.
Utkal Alumina Liquor Evaporation Project
utkal Alumina international Limited is installing an evaporation plant at its
Alumina Refinery facility as part of a 1. 5 million-ton-per-annum aluminum
refinery in the state of Orissa on the eastern coast of India. The plant will
provide direct and indirect employment to the region and improve the quality
of life for about 5 million people.
Quotient Engineering lacked a provision for defining the line design
parameters, which were required to appear in the line isometrics. Additionally,
Quotient Engineering’s third-party graphics for pipe supports could not be
customized per the client’s request. Through its use of Bentley’s AutoPLAN T
and S TAAD solution, the design team was able to read design parameters
from the line list, customize a support graphics library, reduce man-hours, and
limit human error.