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Below are the chemical project pics

Post by Kevin » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:20 pm

Free Webinar: Safer Chemical & Fertilizer Plants: Piping & Steel Modeling Case Studies

I’m hosting another really interesting webinar this coming Thursday at Noon EST on how scanning and modeling can improve plant safety.

Click here to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist ... 8036087563

One of the case studies features a 75 year old facility with 9 separate process units over 21 acres. Dave Andrews of Accurate Technologies took almost 1500 scans of the plant and modeled them under an incredibly tight deadline. Dave will precisely outline his workflow and give you a bunch of practical tips for managing large projects like this.

I'll post some pics from the project as soon as I see the presenter deck.

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Post by Kevin » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:27 pm

Here are the pics of the Chemical Plant project we'll be featuring on the webinar I'm hosting this Thursday at Noon EST. Click here to register for the session: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist ... 8036087563

The plant covers 21 acres and the scanning team took about 1,500 scans.
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Here's another view:

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We had a practice session today and both case studies are fantastic. Both are unique projects with quite a few challenges to execute on time. Should be a great session.

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Post by Matt Young » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:18 am

It's a shame that the large red pipe in the foreground of the second image does not fit the point cloud...
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Post by Kevin » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:16 pm

Ha! Good catch Matt. This isn't the final QAed model, so there are certainly anomalies like this that were found in final QA. Even with the initial QA and final QA in the workflow, Accurate Technologies saved 60% over their previous piperun-by-piperun workflow. Can you make the webinar on Thursday? You always ask the tough, yet highly informed questions. ;-)

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Post by Matt Young » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:07 pm

Ha ha, I have an eye for these things. I'm sure the QA process sorts these things out.

The webinar is probably not for me. I don't really get involved with pipe modelling so much now. Although I used to model thousands and thousands of pipes...
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Post by Dave Andrews » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:17 pm

Yea, this is a monster project. Best part and not to give to much away, only 40% of the piping in the plant is in the scope. Most of the red model is dead pipe and not included in the deliverable.
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Post by Matt Young » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:42 pm

If it's just pipes your after then I guess this is pretty good. what about steel work, platforms, ladders, cabinets, valves, flanges, ground surface, vessels, uneven lagged pipes, non-generic equipment, lighting, hand rails?

I can't help thinking that the time spent checking the model could be spent making the model. I just don't see the time saving here, sorry to be so blunt.
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Post by Kevin » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:11 pm

You raise a good point, Matt. EdgeWise doesn't do the entire model. We focus on pipes (even lagged ones), structure, ground and valves/flanges. So on those elements EdgeWise is substantially faster. For the other elements you mention, you'll still have to model those using a manual workflow. On this particular project, Accurate reduced their workflow from about 3600 man-hours to about 1600 man-hours (Dave Andrews will speak to this in detail in the webinar). That includes model checking and QA.

So, assuming a man-hour rate of $65, the cost savings for a job like this could be around $130,000. That's a pretty compelling ROI for software that costs about $7,000.

Again, Dave will speak to the particulars on the webinar tomorrow.

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