INNOVATION IN POWER GENERATION
Alstom Power Systems
Springerville- 4 Dry FgD Project
Tucson, Arizona, United States
this project involved designing a dry flue gas desulfurization (FgD) plant while
maintaining the highest quality within the allotted time frame and budget. To
accomplish this, the design team needed to implement a workflow that would
eliminate interferences from being discovered at the site. This would prevent
costly change orders, drawing mistakes that would delay the project, and
material shortages as a result of estimating materials manually.
Through its use of AutoPLANT, Alstom minimized revisions by eliminating
interferences and effectively increased project coordination and
communication across several engineering disciplines. Using Bentley Explorer,
all models could be merged into one to allow for periodic reviews by the
designers, engineers, and operator.
ALSO NOMINATED IN SPECIAL CATEGORY: SUSTAINING OUR ENVIRONMENT
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
Integrated Approach for Structural Analysis and Design for Reinforced Concrete Chimneys
Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, India
this project in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, india, focused on integrating
various mathematical modeling stages, load estimation per code, analysis,
stress checks, and building a design chain by implementing various intelligent
designs and detailing software to create a sustainable chimney. The concrete
chimneys will significantly reduce pollution and carbon levels.
By adopting 3D analysis techniques of STAAD.Pro, the design team reduced
engineering time and eliminated duplication of efforts at various stages of
analysis, design, detailing, reviewing, and document approval. The major
benefits achieved by the project team on this $8 million project were single
point data entry, simple visualization through front-end interface, 2D concrete
drawing extraction, quick internal platform design modeling, and the ability to
easily extract detailed fabrication drawings.