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    GEA Equipamentos e Soluções SA

    Milk Pasteurization System

    Marechal Cândido Rondon, Paraná, Brazil

Project Summary

Project

GEA Equipamentos e Soluções SA (GEA) was retained to design a milk pasteurization system with a production capacity of 35 cubic meters per hour for the city of Marechal Cândido Rondon in Paraná, Brazil. The project required GEA to design the plant within a limited time frame and reduced physical space. To accommodate the time and space constraints, meet all regulatory and safety standards, and seamlessly coordinate among multiple engineering disciplines, GEA needed collaborative 3D plant design software that facilitated construction and operation.

Solution

GEA used OpenPlant to model the plant piping, automate clash detection, and customize a catalog of components, which facilitated and shortened the design time and improved the material purchasing process. Working in a collaborative, interoperable 3D modeling environment enhanced coordination among the multi-discipline engineering team and enabled GEA to meet project demands while reducing overall costs.

Outcome

Using Bentley OpenPlant increased ROI by reducing the number of labor hours to complete the project, yielding an overall cost saving. OpenPlant accelerated the extraction of isometric drawings, reducing project delivery time by 10 percent and construction time by 20 percent. The accurate and interoperable modeling and analysis capabilities of Bentley’s 3D plant design software together with the automated extraction of isometric drawings enabled GEA to optimize delivery time and avoid fabrication errors.

Software

The project team used OpenPlant to model the plant piping, check for interferences and design errors, and automate the extraction of isometrics. The ability to customize a catalog of components in OpenPlant facilitated design and shortened the materials purchasing process. Using Bentley’s collaborative, interoperable modeling and analysis software improved coordination among the electrical, mechanical, piping, and design engineering disciplines, allowed for faster extraction of isometric projections, and minimized man hours to complete design and construction of the pasteurization plant ahead of schedule.

Outcome/Facts
  • Using Bentley OpenPlant to design a milk pasteurization system for the city of Marechal Cândido Rondon in Paraná, Brazil, reduced design time by 10 percent and construction time by 20 percent.
  • GEA used OpenPlant to customize a catalog of components, model the plant piping, check for interferences, and automate extraction of isometrics, reducing design errors and labor hours required to complete the project, yielding a reduction in costs and optimizing ROI.
  • The collaborative, interoperable 3D modeling environment facilitated coordination among the multi-discipline engineering team, enabling GEA to overcome the project’s time and space constraints and produce a pasteurization plant with a production capacity of 35 cubic meters per hour.
Quote:
  • “The OpenPlant software enabled the modeling of the components, the extraction of isometric projections, and the preparation of plant options in a faster manner, reducing the delivery time of the design and thus its time for construction.”

    Willian Leite Avelino Piping Designer GEA Equipamentos e Soluções SA