INNOVATION IN PROCESS mANuFACTuRINg
computer-Aided design of compressor stations
west Siberia, Russia
TyumennIIgiprogas designed a $180 million compressor station for an oil and
gas operation in russia. The multifacility project had subcontractors working on
various related areas. Bentley Descartes, TriForma, Structural modeler, STAAD.
pro, plantSpace, and Bentley navigator made it possible for all project team
members to work concurrently in a unified environment and search, access,
store, and manage engineering data.
Using a common database on equipment, structures, and materials, the team
generated multiple reusable modules. The 3D models, complete with requisite
design information, significantly reduced the time to develop subsequent
projects. Since the advent of 3D modeling for high-level process facilities,
TyumennIIgiprogas has cut project development time from six months to four
months, and reduced design costs by up to 35 percent.