INNOVATION IN OIL AND GAS
In order to achieve the sulphur recovery efficiency of 99. 5 percent required by
Qatar’s environmental regulations, Larsen & Toubro was retained to upgrade an
existing sulphur recovery unit that extracts/recovers sulphur from two acid gas
removal unit trains and a proposed third train.
The project team only had a short time to develop a conceptual design and
release preliminary material take-offs. Plant Wise automatically created piped
3D plant concepts so the project team was able to estimate the exact location
of pipes coming from another unit to avoid interferences in pipe routing. The
toolset improved the project’s productivity and efficiency.
L-Con Engineers and Constructors
Geismar, Louisiana, United States
Dynamic Fuels, a joint venture of Tyson Foods and Syntroleum, retained L-Con
Engineers and Constructors to design and build the nation’s first synthetic
renewable fuels plant, converting fats, oils, and greases into high-quality
fuels as well as synthetic jet fuel. The $138 million project location is a
decommissioned and abandoned plant in Geismar, La.
Based on old drawings, soil reports, photos, and surveys, a 3D model was
created using AutoPLANT and MicroStation. Verifying and engineering was
done with S TAAD.Pro and S TAAD.foundation, and AutoPLAN T Piping and
ProSteel were used to complete the 3D visualization. All disciplines were
combined in one 3D model so that during model review, all changes were
evaluated for value, cost, and functionality using Project Wise Navigator.