The objective of this $75,000 project was to design and build a natural gas
compression and pumping station for a new gas line from Rio State to Minas
Gerais State in Brazil. Santiago Engenharia provided services from front-end
engineering design through construction support. Site constraints imposed by
tight environmental controls on deforestation created a major challenge.
The project team used MicroStation and PlantSpace to develop models based
on the international standards used in Brazil. The 3D model was fundamental to
success in visualizing the dense piping layout. The desired deliverables such as
isometrics and bills of material were generated from the model, saving time and
money in document production and construction.
MOC IN 3D-PDF Is Top
Information sharing presents many challenges during the lifecycle of a petrochemical
plant, from basic to detailed engineering through construction supervision. A
3D model allows this information to be validated and managed throughout the
40- to 50-year life of the plant to ensure safe and efficient operation.
Tessenderlo Group uses Project Wise Navigator to generate data-rich 3D models
in PDF format for distribution, collaboration, and archiving. Adobe Reader is
used to review the documents and add comments, redlines, and notes. This
ensures that everyone has access to one up-to-date PDF file without having
to install extra software. The files are archived in the Project Wise document