For the chemical industry, today's challenge is sustainability in the market – which means operational efficiency is a must. Through Hexagon PPM chemical plant design, construction, and maintenance solutions, leading firms can better design and build plants. This contributes to reduced time to market and an optimized supply chain. Chemical plant owners will gain control over their valuable information asset in order to generate or process chemical products faster. Owners can build and make their plants operational in record time.
Design, construction, and operation of chemical plants
At every step of the way
- 3D Design & Visualization
- Asset Lifecycle Information Management
- Engineering & Schematics
- Procurement, Fabrication & Construction
The relentless global demand to expand the capacity for chemicals and raw feedstocks used in the production of products spanning all industries places even greater demands on the design and construction of larger, more complex chemical plants worldwide. The importance of bringing new plants online more quickly is a major challenge to both plant owners and engineering companies, necessitating continued reductions in project schedules while extending the levels of design integrity, innovation, and design quality.
As the leading supplier of 3D plant design solutions to the chemical industry for more than 25 years, Hexagon PPM's latest 3D modeling and visualization applications continue to support all key aspects of project execution for the chemical industry, from conceptual plant design, through detailed design and construction, into plant operations and maintenance. Some of the world's leading chemical companies such as Dow Chemicals and BASF, together with EPC companies directly involved in chemical plant design and construction, have used PPM plant design software for major chemical plant installations over the past two decades.
Chemical facilities process, store, and transport volatile and dangerous products and materials, often at extremely high pressures and varying temperatures, all while working to comply with stringent standards and codes designed to protect workers, neighboring communities, and the environment.
For the chemical market, Intergraph analysis solutions diminish these risks by using the latest global design codes and standards to help prevent substandard design that can lead to regulatory violations and costly and sometimes dangerous system failures. Using these codes and standards, Intergraph CAESAR II® automates the analyses of stresses associated with the design of piping systems in chemical plants and other facilities. Intergraph PV Elite® automates the analyses and design of vessels and exchangers exposed to high temperatures and pressures. Intergraph TANK™ analyzes and design storage tanks for oil and petroleum products according to the latest industry standards and codes.
For a competitive industry in which "cents per pound" can make the difference between a product's success and failure, rapid access to reliable information for decision support can be a significant determining factor. Hexagon PPM's Asset Lifecycle Information Management products, active in companies such as Dow Chemical, play a critical role in both sustaining engineering and operations support functions. Management of change plus direct access to data and documents enable engineering, maintenance, and operations personnel to troubleshoot and mitigate unplanned outages in the shortest possible time, keeping production rates on track with market demands.
The chemical industry feels tremendous competitive pressure, plus it is dependent on market demands for base products. Engineering and design solutions need to help with the business drivers in terms of fast-track project execution, flexibility to make changes to the process and batch campaigns to meet the market demands, and lower the operational cost and risks in operating and maintaining the plant.
For a typical new chemical facility, 10 to 15 percent of the total cost is for engineering design and 50 to 60 percent of the costs are related to material. It is obvious that surplus materials caused by ineffective materials management, even to levels of only five percent, can result in the loss of millions of dollars on an average capital project. Without continuous management and project performance, it is difficult to take the appropriate corrective action to prevent schedule delays. These delays can often be even more costly when they affect the chemical owner's ability to produce and sell the product. Effectively managing these complicated business processes in an integrated environment throughout all phases of the project life cycle is vital.
20 Nov 2017SmartPlant® Foundation Basic Authoring and Administration (TSPE4510)Hexagon PPM, c/o Intergraph Denmark
Herlev, Denmark 20 November, 09:00 AM - 24 November, 04:00 PM
20 Nov 2017SmartPlant P&ID® Setup and Customization (TSPL1001)Hexagon PPM, c/o Intergraph Finland
Espoo, Finland 20 November, 09:00 AM - 24 November, 04:00 AM
20 Nov 2017Adopter Authoring (TSPE4442)Hexagon PPM c/o Intergraph Benelux BV
Hoofddorp, Netherlands 20 November, 09:30 AM - 24 November, 04:30 PM
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