Energy-Environmental Engineering set out to enhance the process
manufacturing capabilities at a high-tech lube oil blending, filling, and packaging
plant in Guangdong, China. The project included 50,000 square meters of new
construction that would maximize energy savings.
A multidisciplinary team comprised of architects and engineers for process,
structural, piping, instrumentation, and electrical design as well as fabricators
from a number of companies collaborated to build the turnkey factory. The
project team used PlantSpace and Bentley Structural to reduce the design time
by a factor of 1.5 and costs by more than 20 percent.
Model for an Estimation of the Intense-deformed Condition of Piping Reservoir Park
Nenetskiy AO, Russia
Giprovostokneft developed a piping model to evaluate the stressed-deformed
state of pipelines at a central production facility in Nenetskiy AO, Russia. The
calculations were complicated by connections with and proximity to branch
pipes from tanks. The settlement model considered such elements as the
pliability of tank walls, spring supports to compensate for tank movement, and
motionless supports at points of connection between branch pipes and tanks.
Based on data obtained after a strength calculation, a plan was proposed for
the location of pipelines in which the stress-strain state arising in the pipe
and fittings operating at load would not exceed the allowable state. Sizing and
placement of spring supports were also recommended. AutoPIPE was integral
to this $600,000 project.