INNOVATION IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
The flue gas duct work modularization project is part of a multibillion dollar
environmental program at Southern Company designed to reduce emissions
of SO2 from coal-fired power plants. This project reduced the number of field
man-hours required to assemble flue gas ductwork for scrubber projects by
developing a modular system that replaces welds with bolts.
Collaboration with the fabricators and erectors allowed all parties to review
the 3D models built with Bentley Structural and S TAAD.Pro. The visualization
capabilities increased the overall understanding of project scope. The use
of C-section ductwork modules has reduced field assembly man-hours by 40
percent and reduced man-hours spent assembling ductwork at high elevations
by 70 percent.
Tata Power Company Limited
Structural Steel Shed for Ash Water Cum Compressor House
As part of a thermal power project in Mumbai, India, the structural steel shed
for an ash water cum compressor house was designed using S TAAD.Pro. The
original design of the ash water cum compressor house was an RCC building,
but to save time on the project it was designed as a steel shed.
As this was part of the thermal power project, it will help to commission the
power plant on time.