Monthly Archives: February 2018

Hydrocarbon Engineering Article Showcases CADWorx and CAESAR II Success


The January issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering features the article “Take It Up A Notch.” Michael Smith and Jana Miller from Hexagon PPM discuss how ancillary design software can assist EPC contractors in both brownfield and greenfield projects.

The article features CAESAR II and CADWorx success stories from Rishabh Engineering and Vepica.

Satisfaction with your current situation can be a dangerous state. True leaders are always seeking ways to take it up a notch. Gaining a competitive edge in today’s economy is key for engineering companies to achieve success.

Rishabh Engineering has increased its workflow efficiency by taking advantage of advanced plant design and pipe stress analysis technology for brownfield projects. The company uses Hexagon PPM’s software solutions to assist with a variety of ancillary design services.

Vepica is another EPC that has addressed simultaneous engineering and fabrication challenges. It was able to complete a fractionation plant 15 percent faster using design software from Hexagon PPM.

Refinery piping stress analysis project

Rishabh Engineering was contracted by an EPC client to execute piping stress analysis of 100 systems (approximately 750 lines) of various units at a large refinery in Louisiana, US. Rishabh was appointed to perform piping stress analysis for 100 systems (approximately 750 lines) of various units. The project involved a total of 4,000 man-hours.

This project received the 2017 CAESAR II Drivers of Success Runner-Up Award.

Fractionation project

Basic Equipment Inc. selected Vepica to design the fractionation facility of a 25,000 BPD Atmospheric Distillation Unit (ADU) in Houston, Texas, US, for processing Crude A (API 38.2°) or Crude B (API 45.8°) in single crude streams or a combination of these two feed stocks. Effective communication among Vepica’s design teams was paramount to ensure they used the same design procedures to deliver quality results.

“Without CADWorx, costly clashes and interferences were common as were dimensioning and format errors for piping isometrics,” explained Jesus Espiga, piping engineer at Vepica.

Vepica received the 2016 CADWorx Drivers of Success Runner-Up Award for this project. Apply now for the 2018 Drivers of Success Awards.

Read the full article.

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PV Elite Webinar: Tool Tips, Output Program, and New Features Workshop


with Luis Sanjuan, Software Developer, Hexagon PPM

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: free eSeminar

Click here to view the recorded webinar

Attend this informative workshop that will get you the tools to increase the productivity of PV Elite.

Stay competitive and learn the shortcuts to improve your PV Elite software skills to help you design and analyze faster and more efficiently with our best practices.

About the presenter

Luis graduated from the University of Texas Pan American with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  Luis joined Hexagon PPM in 2008, and since then he has helped hundreds of PV Elite users, and their companies, become more efficient, by helping them improve their product knowledge and work processes. He performs software development and technical support for PV Elite and CodeCalc.

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OrthoGen for CADWorx Hot Fix Release Announcement

Hot Fix Release Announcement

Hexagon PPM support has posted OrthoGen for CADWorx 10.2.0.5743.zip for Orthogen Version 10.2.0.5743. This Hot Fix is now available for download from Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System. Further information about what is contained in this Hot Fix is available in the Readme File link shown in the download description on the Service Packs and Fixes page.

To access this Hot Fix, please follow the steps below:

  1. Logon to Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System at smartsupport.intergraph.com.
  2. Select the View Downloads tab.
  3. Select Orthogen.
  4. Select Service Packs and Fixes.
  5. Select the download icon or the file link of the Hot Fix.

If you have trouble accessing this Hot Fix or need further information, please send an Email to support@igfzco.com
Thank You for being a Hexagon PPM customer!

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PV ELITE Version 2018 SP1 Service Pack Release Announcement


Hexagon PPM support has posted for PV ELITE Version 2018 SP1. This Service Pack is now available for download from Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System. Further information about what is contained in this Service Pack is available in the Readme File link shown in the download description on the Service Packs and Fixes page.

To access this Service Pack, please follow the steps below:

  1. Logon to Hexagon PPM’s Customer Response System at smartsupport.intergraph.com.
  2. Select the View Downloads tab.
  3. Select PV Elite.
  4. Select Service Packs and Fixes.
  5. Select the download icon or the file link of the Service Pack.

If you have trouble accessing this Service Pack or need further information, please send an email to support@igfzco.com

Thank You for being a Hexagon PPM & ImageGrafix customer!

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PV Elite Webinar: Fitness for Service Series – Session 3 – API 579 Part 5 Local Metal Loss


with Kristin Coyle, Senior Software Developer

Duration
: 1 hour
Cost: free eSeminar

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In this webinar, learn about the fundamentals over the level 1 and level 2 analyses for local thinning loss as presented in the 2016 edition API 579/ASME FFS-1, Part 5. We will also cover a brief walk-through of PV Elite’s workflow.

Attend this webinar to learn more about API 579/ASME FFS-1, Part 5, and answer and questions you might have in the process.

Speaker bio:

Kristin Coyle

Kristin Coyle is a senior software developer for Hexagon PPM’s PV Elite, working on many improvements to the program including the Fitness for Service feature. She also supports customer service requests for PV Elite and the tank analysis software TANK. In addition, she is the QA manager of PV Elite. She also serves on the API 579/ASME FFS Code Committee for Fitness for Service as a Contributing Member for General Metal Loss, Local Metal Loss, Pitting, and Crack-like Flaws.

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ImageGrafix Webinar CADWorx 2018 What’s New features and updates

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GT STRUDL Webinar: GT STRUDL 2018 and EC3 with National Annexes


with Dr. Aristidis Papachristidis, Hexagon PPM

Date: February 21, 2018
Time:  10:00 am CST  click here for your local time
Duration:
 1 hour
Cost: free eSeminar



During this webinar, see steel structure generation combining 3 different ways of entering data:  GT Menu, CAD Modeler and GT Shell. Learn how analysis results used for Steel Member design according to EuroCode 3 when Static and Dynamic loads are applied.

Special emphasis will be given on the new features of GT STRUDL 2018, including the ability to check additional types of cross section profiles according to EC3 and the new commands for National Annexes. Useful tips will be given to optimize the workflow.

Register now to attend this webinar and become more successful in 2018 with presenter Aristidis Papachristidis.

Speaker bio:

Dr. Aristidis Papachristidis has 15 years of structural engineering experience in the analysis and design of various special purpose highly critical structures, such as nuclear power plant facilities and pipe support systems, general industrial structures, large commercial buildings, bridge structures, geotechnical structures and tunnel structures.

He is experienced in the application of GT STRUDL to a wide variety of structural engineering problems. Authorized for GT STRUDL Training and Technical Support, together with his staff of experienced structural engineers, he provides full-service technical support in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, including GT STRUDL user training (introductory and advanced topics) and structural engineering consulting related to GT STRUDL use.

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