Projects that are constructed in extreme environments or designed to require extreme engineering, such as oil and gas, petrochemical, heavy industry and nuclear facilities, are often extremely complex and highly demanding. Designing the mechanical and electrical services for these assets requires an accurate specification and excellent spatial data in order to avoid any service route clashes.
Sophisticated 3D modelling programs have helped significantly to manage the complexities of this process, improve accuracy and aid effective collaboration between delivery partners. That’s why Vantrunk has fully integrated our entire cable management portfolio in the latest 3D plant design software, including cable ladder, cable tray and our triple-slotted modular support system.
How Vantrunk Can Help You Model Your Cable Management in 3D
We’re committed to supporting engineers and designers in maximising projects’ productivity and capabilities, working with you to advise on the best cable management solutions, including bespoke items developed by our in-house design team where required. That commitment is the same whether you’re working on a small brownfield upgrade or a huge multi-faceted scheme, and integration of our product range within 3D modelling software is just one example of how we deliver that in practice.
Our products have been integrated with the latest plant design software, including AVEVA PDMS and Everything3D, and Hexagon PPM Smart 3D (formerly known as Intergraph Smart Plant 3D).
The availability of our entire product catalogue in these systems helps you to:
- Reduce design time
- Improve accuracy
- Avoid costly re-working of the design during the site phase
- Prevent potential delays by resolving any issues during the design phase
The Benefits of 3D Digital Modelling in Plant Design
There are several reasons why using a cable management system available within your digital design software can help you save time and costs, improve your design and avoid potential problems during the build phase. Here are just a few of them.
Thanks to our investment in ensuring all our product data is available in 3D digital modelling systems commonly used by engineers and designers, you can not only clearly visualise the cable management systems as you design them, but also gain an accurate understanding of the weight of each component in the cable management infrastructure. This can be particularly beneficial where transportation of building materials to remote or offshore locations is a major cost or logistical consideration, and for projects where the structural loading of the electrical services needs to be controlled.
The digital modelling software can help you plan the routes of cables and cable management with accurate product dimensions embedded in the model thanks to the integration of our product data within the system. Clash-detection and integrity checking are automatic, supporting improved buildability and avoiding costly re-working and potential delays once the project reaches site.
Designing the cable management installation using a 3D modelling program enhances efficiency for all disciplines and helps the team to manage risk, cost and timescales for both new build and refurbishment projects. Potential savings can be identified and plants can start up faster and more safely, meeting mission-critical deadlines and requirements.
It’s not just the design process that’s more accurate when using a cable management system that’s been integrated with a digital modelling program; the Vantrunk data in the system also helps to ensure a smoother procurement process.
Our investment in fully integrating our product catalogue with the most popular digital design software platforms means that you benefit from full part code compatibility with Vantrunk’s ordering system. It also means that drawings, reports and bills of materials (BoM) are produced directly from the digital modelling software, ensuring their accuracy and compatibility with the products in our range.
We know that integration of our products with digital modelling software has made a big difference to the engineers and design teams we work with, because they’ve told us.
Here’s what lead electrical engineer, Gary Hastings, had to say: “Using the Vantrunk catalogue in the Aveva PDMS modelling system during the design phase will prevent clashes with all items that have been modelled, thus significantly reducing any re-work during the construction phase.
“The catalogue has an accuracy of modelling down to 1mm and the precise design produced enables enhanced scheduling and forward planning and the accurate production of MTOs and isometric drawings for construction.”
For more information on designing Vantrunk systems into your project using digital plant modelling software contact our technical team email@example.com.
Brazil’s Petrobras has started production from the FPSO Cidade de Maricá, located in the Lula field, in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.
The Cidade de Maricá is a floating, production, storage and offloading unit that produces, stores and transfers oil. The vessel is located at approximately 270 kilometers from the coast, at a water depth of 2,120 meters.
According to Petrobras, with a daily production capacity of up to 150,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of gas, this is the seventh major definitive production system in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin.
With this additional unit, the pre-salt layer of the Santos and Campos basins already accounts for 35% of Brazil’s oil production.
Vantrunk supplied the cable management systems for the water treatment packages built by Veolia includng the Speedway Cable Ladder and Heavy Duty Cable Tray.
Vantrunk is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe 2015 between the 8th and 11th of September.
We will be demonstrating the Internationally Acclaimed Speedway Cable Ladder System featuring the Integral Coupler Mechanism, the Intelok Steel Framing System “The Original Serrated Channel System” and the Vantrunk Cable Tray System.
If you would like to pay us a visit head to the EIC UK Pavilion Stand 3B78.
Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) has reported that 4600 tonne Cygnus accommodation module has set sail from its Methil yard in Fife, Scotland to the North Sea on July 23, 2015.
The 4600 tonne Cygnus accommodation module, together with a 3400 tonne wellhead jacket and piles, are now en route to the Cygnus gas field located 150 kilometres off the Lincolnshire coast.
The sail away marks the completion of two major contracts by the Fife fabricator on behalf of the gas field’s operator GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd (part of the ENGIE Group) and partners Centrica Energy and Bayerngas.
Vantrunk have been awarded a contract to supply the Speedway SW6 cable ladder system and Heavy Duty HR & HR100 cable tray system by Tecnicas Reunidas for the Central Processing Facility at the Touatgaz Project.
On August 7, 2013 in Algiers, “Groupement TouatGaz”, a partnership between SONATRACH and the GDF SUEZ Group operating the Touat gas field, signed an EPCC (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) contract with the Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas for the development of the Touat field located in southwest Algeria. Técnicas Reunidas was awarded the contract after a tender offer procedure opened July 17, 2013 in which four international companies participated.
This contract covers the field’s first phase development plan, consisting mainly in the construction of an industrial natural gas treatment complex and collection system. Production launch for the Touat field is planned for late 2016. The project will produce annually 4.5 billion standard cu.m of gas and 630,000 barrels of condensate.