“3D applications provide more efficient means for producing our designs and better ways to visualize them. Our goal is to provide tools to make the design easier, quicker and safer. We keep track of new technology and consistently look for new solutions so that our innovations make use of the latest breakthroughs.
Steven Lee, PDMS administrator
Steven has been our PDMS administrator for 15 years and has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has pioneered the use of this technology and contributed several innovations to Wood Group PSN's use of PDMS.
Wood Group PSN has been using PDMS, the world’s leading intelligent 3D modelling system for the oil and gas industry, to provide successful modifications to existing facilities.
Cost and schedule-saving drawings and pipe isometricPDMS is a data-centric, multi-disciplinary design environment for the 3D modelling of process plants that ensures clash-free design. The full range of drawings and pipe isometrics that can be produced from the model enable significant cost and schedule savings compared to traditional CAD design methods.
Reduced downtime We use PDMS in conjunction with survey technologies such as Hazmap videogrammetry, to ensure that the design is not just free of clashes within the design, but also free of clashes with existing facilities, allowing better design and reduced downtime.
Reduced site rework and delaysWe produce higher quality designs because we can perform multiple design checks across the entire design, eliminating errors and enabling right first-time engineering. The accurate materials information that we access through PDMS eliminates over-ordering and delays on site due to a lack of required materials or information.
Higher design efficiencyThe application’s automated production of documents such as fabrication isometrics, general arrangements, pipe support details and material lists, means that less time is spent on data input or working between different systems, which reduces the opportunity for error. We also share component information and re-use design data between projects, which allows us to achieve a much faster start-up on jobs.
Improved qualityWe work in multi-discipline teams so that problems that could be encountered by construction, operations or maintenance people are removed before they begin. The system also allows access from multiple sites so that we can apply the full strength of our global network to design issues.
Better communication with our customersModelling is carried out using a customer-defined catalogue and specifications. PDMS also includes integrity checking and rule-based checking tools, which improve the quality of our work. As drawing production is managed through a database, there is the best possible level of consistency between drawings, reports and design data. This all adds up to clearer communication with our customers, sub-contractors and all third parties.
We provide a comprehensive range of PDMS services:
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