HUNTSVILLE, Ala., December 03, 2015
Leading Korean engineering company Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd (Hyundai Engineering) and Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) have announced the launch of a solution that is expected to improve productivity by 20 percent or more during the design phase of a project.
Hyundai Engineering has used Intergraph software for over 20 years and adopted next-generation design software Intergraph Smart™ 3D in 2008. This provided an immediate boost to the productivity and efficiency of the company’s designers, helping to cement its place as one of Korea’s leading and most competitive engineering, procurement and construction companies (EPCs). However when it came to verifying the quality of design work produced by sub-contractors and junior engineers, it was determined that too many work hours were still being spent on repetitive tasks.
The company approached Intergraph with this requirement in late 2014 and a year-long collaborative project was started. The result is the Intelligent Design Basis Verification, a customization for Smart 3D that automates the process of verifying and confirming engineering design work.
“Intelligent Design Basis Verification is an extremely important innovation for Hyundai Engineering,” said MyungSu Han, general manager of Hyundai Engineering’s IT Department. “We are expecting it to reduce work hours and costs in the design phase by 20 percent or more.”
Melanie Eakes, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine executive vice president of Global Support & Quality Assurance, said, “This work with Hyundai Engineering is a great example of the type of automation and rules that we envisioned EPCs would create to differentiate themselves. Both EPCs and owners are discovering just how powerful the automation and rule capability is within Smart 3D.
“For an EPC to have the capability to easily implement automated rules, based on input from the most senior and knowledgeable engineers, that can affect the quality and safety of a plant, ship or offshore facility for the life of that asset is exciting.”
Intelligent Design Basis Verification will be implemented for the first time in December 2015 on one of Hyundai Engineering’s active projects, a US$2 billion petrochemical plant in Turkmenistan.
Smart 3D is the world’s first and only next-generation 3D design solution specifically tailored for plant, offshore, shipbuilding and the metals and mining industries, employing a breakthrough engineering approach that leverages real-time concurrent design, rules, relationships and automation. It is the most advanced and productive 3D design solution that effectively enables optimized design, increasing safety, quality and productivity, while shortening project schedules. Companies in these industries typically report a 30 percent improvement in overall engineering design productivity.
Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about Smart 3D and network with other Intergraph users, visit ppm.intergraph.com/technical-user-forums.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2019.”