CAU2014 Drivers of Success Competition has now concluded and we are happy to announce our winners in the Intergraph CADWorx, CAESAR II, and PV Elite categories. These winners are awarded with paid CAU2014@HxGN LIVE fees for one representative, plus paid hotel accommodation and travel to/from their cities.
And the winners are:
CADWorx: Richard Design Services (RDS)
RDS provided engineering for a renewable diesel facility in Norco, Louisiana capable of producing over 10,000 barrels per day (BPD) of diesel. The assignment covered front-end development, detail design and design management, and the project included 200,000 linear feet of pipe, 450 pieces of equipment and pipe ranging from 1.5 to 24 inches in diameter. The USD 360-million project was the largest renewable diesel facility in the United States.
- RDS used Intergraph CADWorx Plant, CAESAR II and SmartPlant® Instrumentation for this challenging project – saving a minimum of 100,000 man-hours.
- RDS stayed within the 12-month engineering schedule and due to the seamless interfacing between CADWorx and CAESAR II they were able to fabricate the piping isometric drawings well before engineering was completed.
- 6,500 piping isometrics were produced from the clash-free CADWorx model.
CAESAR II: L & T Chiyoda (LTC)
LTC was awarded the turnkey fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) revamp project by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at its Mathura Refinery. The 25-million USD project encompassed technology upgrades and enhanced capacity with LTC providing design, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the reactor regenerator (RR), stand pipes, third-stage separator, orifice chamber, fourth-stage separator, and fines disposable hopper - including detail engineering.
- Results from CAESAR II saved significant material costs of 1 million USD (4% of the total project cost).
- CAESAR II was used for the complex analysis of an integrated RR section in multiple thermal scenarios of the RR section with different metal skin temperatures at each section and a stiffening model with user-defined cold modulus of elasticity.
- CAESAR II’s secondary calculation modules such as flange leakage, API check, NEMA check, and WRC calculation ensured that the engineering was completed within a two-month plant shutdown period.
PV Elite: Engineers India Limited (EIL)
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) selected EIL to complete the mechanical engineering for the tail gas coalescer for the Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU) at its Kochi, India facility. The tail gas coalescer separates sulfur from tail gas, and to prevent sulfur choking the system, constant heating is supplied by internal and external steam coils.
- EIL achieved a 15% material saving using PV Elite for their design process.
- Using PV Elite, EIL designed a unique piece of equipment on eight pipe legs to support 62.4 MT at hydrotest weight, including the leg and base plate design, and steam coil design.
- Despite numerous edits in design and process engineering over the course of the project, the use of PV Elite ensured that EIL was able to complete the project within a tight schedule and without delay.
Our runner-up winners are:
Matomo Projects (A Basil Read Company), South Africa
CAESAR II products:
Austral Diseños Industriales, Argentina
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the CAU2014 DOS competition.
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