The government of Peru awarded a project to extend the drinking water system
in Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. It involves extracting water from
the River Chili and adding approximately 11 kilometers of pipeline to the
drinking water treatment plant. GMI S.A. Ingenieros Consultores was retained
to engineer the system for the $83 million project.
Obstacles included routing the pipeline through closing chambers, bridges, and
tunnels. HAMMER performed calculations for superior designs that will prevent
hydraulic shock in pipelines. AutoPIPE provided comprehensive pipe stress
analyses and determined the necessary support and anchor arrangements,
and minimized concrete and the number of supports. The products saved an
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Workshop Drawings With ProSteel
ISC Consulting Engineers designed several pile grippers for use in the
installation of offshore windmills in Copenhagen, Denmark. The plan was to use
the pile grippers for offshore driving of steel mono piles. The purpose for the
pile gripper is initially to hold the pile in a vertical position and then to maintain
the pile vertically during driving by applying a horizontal force.
To meet the requirements for fabrication within the allotted time frame, ISC
used ProSteel to prepare their workshop drawings. Within ProSteel’s 3D
modeling environment, the project team achieved an innovative design for the
pile grippers that allowed for the necessary changes in the position of the piles
at the offshore windmills.