ISGEC John Thompson designed the supporting structure for one the largest
boilers ever created by a private sector company. Approximately 2, 200 tons
of steel were used for the structure. The structure was designed to support a
furnace economizer, air heater, bunker, soot blower, canopy, and conveyor. The
total capital cost for this fast-tracked project was $43 million.
STAAD.Pro and ProSteel empowered the company to precisely design the
structure and promptly complete frequent analyses of the designs. ProSteel’s
interoperability with third-party applications helped with interdisciplinary
interactions. Bhushan Steel can now generate more power through two single
large boilers than the eight boilers previously generating power.
ISGEC John Thompson
PetroQuimicasuape PTA Project
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The scope of this $37.5 million project was to design the supporting structure
for a 100 ton-per hour oil-fired vertical expansion boiler. The 30-meter-high
structure required 600 tons of steel. Space constraints made it essential to
check for interferences with various equipment and boiler piping.
STAAD.Pro was used to design the structure and ProSteel provided the 3D
visualization of the boiler and its equipments. The interoperability of ProSteel
with other 3D applications made it easy to check for interferences among the
structural members, equipment, and piping. The final design was approved with
just one minor revision.