Integrated engineering and design solutions are primarily focusing on oil & gas, power, chemical, process, marine, and utility industries. These projects are very complex and cost billions of dollars for successful execution to the owner-operators. The design of complex onshore and offshore structures is constantly changing and there are numerous iterations across multiple disciplines to ensure design conformity.
For example, structure, piping, electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation disciplines communicate and manage changes that occur during the design phase of the projects. However, meeting the project deadline is of utmost importance. Nowadays, the teams are working across the globe in different countries. This adds to resource flexibility but also involves local and global regulations in project execution. It adds new challenges such as efficient collaboration between teams. Not all disciplines are integrated which increases risks in projects and monitoring/traceability becomes difficult. All these situations lead to project delays and an increase in cost. We will discuss 4 benefits of integrating engineering and design that will overcome the challenges.
- Processes driven by requirements
- Integrated configuration
- Integration with multi-CAD systems
- Systems integration
Processes driven by requirements.
The key is to gather requirements (especially, handling a huge number of requirements.) and manage them so that there is full visibility in the projects especially for project deliverables & project planning. This ensures the right decision making in the project. As mentioned above, the requirements keep changing, and managing those changes at different levels (regulations, engineering contracts, corporate levels) is important. Engineering tools that can handle large data and documents will play an important role in this case which can be used by systems engineers, product managers, controls engineers.
The key is to manage accurately plant breakdown structure, documents, and handle the changes after the requirements considering regulations. Managing changes across multiple disciplines and provide engineering data for construction, operations, and maintenance purposes. Design errors are found earlier and can be fixed. Engineering tools that can handle large data/documents and in this case can be used by systems architect and discipline-specific engineers.
Integration with multiple CAD systems.
when using multi-CAD systems. Leveraging the design data between multi-CAD platforms and consolidating them into a deliverable format as requested by the owner operator. The design process ranges from conceptual design all the way to detailed design.
Considering construction/maintenance it is important to ensure consistency between engineering disciplines which will avoid costly errors in the later stage of the project.
At Bursys Engineering Services for integrated engineering and design, we offer solutions/services that will value add to your existing work process and generate deliverables data. Mentioned below is the value proposition.
- Efficient development and execution of processes to fulfill project specifications.
- Achieve seamless, error free model that can be leveraged for design review and collaboration with information management tools, construction, procurement and fabrication when it’s hard to predict plant behaviors in a global environment.
- Lower cost, meeting the project schedules and ensure quality data.