INNOVATION IN mININg AND mETALS
Larsen & Toubro ECC Ltd
India’s largest sinter plant under construction in the state of orissa will mix
iron ore, limestone, and coke into solid cakes for use in the production of steel.
larsen & Toubro designed the sinter machine and proportionate bin building and
the sinter cooler foundation using 3D modeling and finite element analysis to
visualize all aspects of the design.
STAAD.pro enabled the team to optimize design and resolve issues in the
early stages, which reduced the total number of man-hours required. Using
traditional 2D design, similar units took almost 11 months to engineer. Using
STAAD.pro reduced total engineering time to seven months. nearly 50 percent
of engineering was completed in the first three months, compared to only 8
percent using manual methods.
mCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited
openplant 3d design
Founded by china metallurgical construction corp. (mcc), capital engineering
& research Incorporation limited (cerI) is a leader in the chinese metallurgical
industry. cerI designed a $500,000 steelmaking and casting workshop for Valin
Steel to produce 700,000 tons per year of billet and 720,000 tons per year of
molten steel. The project generated 3,743 construction drawings, 593 modeling
files, and 92 material lists.
cerI used microStation for design and modeling, openplant for pipeline design
and plant layout, Structural modeler for steel structure and concrete modeling,
Bentley Architecture for architectural modeling, and project Wise for project file
management and inter-departmental collaboration. cerI handed over all project
data for plant operation and maintenance. The labor-saving benefits helped
cerI reduce project costs by approximately 5 percent.