With Steve Gillott and Chris Bradshaw, Intergraph
Date: November 10, 2011
Time: 15:00 CET click here for your local time
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: free eSeminar
CAESAR II is the world’s best known tool for Pipe Stress Analysis. It can be (and is) used efficiently within a project workflow as a stand-alone product. However, when used with Intergraph’s 3D CAD modelling software SmartPlant 3D* and CADWorx Plant** then errors are drastically reduced, the time between analysis ‘release’ and approval is reduced and therefore productivity and efficiency are improved.
A large proportion of a given plant is made up of piping (approx. 80-90%). From this approximately 60% of the piping systems are defined as ‘critical’ and require some form of formal stress analysis in order to demonstrate their safety. If the data from the 3D model is not re-used for analysis, between 60 to 70% of the stress analysis task is spent re-modelling the piping system(s). This is wasted time which could be used to improve productivity.
A common complaint amongst project managers and analysts is that interfaces with CAESAR II don’t transfer data from the CAD arena to the analysis arena with sufficient completeness, accuracy and ‘analysts’ logic’ to justify their use. Further, it is alleged that the interfaces don’t provide sufficient user interaction or flexibility to permit the analysis to ‘do it their way’.
This Webinar will demonstrate how both of Intergraph’s 3D offerings can transfer a high percentage of a piping systems attributes to the analysis environment thus leaving the analysis to get on with the ‘analysis task’ rather than modelling. As such, the two products, used together, can address the requirements of Owner Operators, EPC’s, smaller contractors, skid designers and many more organisations.
A brief demonstration of the stand-alone CAESAR II product will be followed by an illustration of how the time to ‘analysis approval’ is reduced through the use of Intergraph’s SmartPlant 3D and CADWorx Plant in supplying necessary attribute data.
*SmartPlant 3D Enterprise wide suite of software that provides all the capabilities needed to design a plant, and then keep it as-built throughout its life cycle
**CADWorx Plant Professional AutoCAD based Complete Plant Design for smaller and medium sized projects
Steve is the ICAS Sales and Support Manager with responsibilities for analysis products. His duties include sales of analysis products into NW Europe with direct responsibility for the UK and Ireland. He is also the Office Manager of Intergraph Derby and supervises the ‘analysis’ support team. With over 25 years’ experience within the industry as an analyst, sales manager, pre sales presenter, support engineer, trainer and business development he is able to tap into a large knowledge base. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and MBA.
Chris is an Application Engineer providing Technical Support for ICAS analysis products. He has been in the piping industry for 6 years initially being responsible for technical support and training on CADWorx Plant. Nearing completion of his Engineering Degree, Chris is a talented and valuable member of the support team and active in both pre and post sales ‘analysis’ software roles including training in CAESAR II.