Typical Design Stages & Deliverables Include:
Investigation: Process Flow Diagram, (PFD) & General Arrangements/Elevations to include proposed location of main equipment & piping.
Preliminary Design: PFD, Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID), General Arrangements/Elevations to include location of main equipment & piping, Vessel Datasheets & 3D Model of proposed configuration for client project design review.
Detail Design: Tender&Construction Issue, PFD, P&ID, General Arrangements/Elevations & Piping, Vessel Datasheets, Piping Isometrics & 3D Model of final configuration for client project design sign off.
As Built: As built Construction drawings (Formatted to clients drafting requirements) including Laser Scan images from brown field sites.
MTL Design Tools
Drafting packages include: Plant 3D (P&ID & 3D Plant/Piping), Autodesk Inventor, Revit and Navisworks Design Review Software.
AutoCAD Plant3D software allows integrated functionality of data consistency between P&IDs and 3D plant design models.The 3D plant model improves accuracy and enhances coordination between other discipline/services. Client design reviews can be undertaken in a 3D environment utilising Navisworks software. Typical drawing deliverables in 2D format – PFD, P&ID’s, plant layouts and spec driven piping isometrics. Additional information such as material take-offs and engineering lists can be exported to MS Excel directly from the Plant 3D software.
3D laser scanned images can be imported from point cloud which is a very cost effective method of as-building a complex brown field site. Where required existing interface points, equipment & structures can be modelled from the point clouds data, obsolete equipment & structures can be removed. The increase in accuracy of the as-built information and the use of clash detection in the Navisworks software between other disciplines/services/existing infrastructures can help reduce the amount of onsite fabrication.