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AVEVA World Magazine 2014 #2

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Towards the Lean Revamp How AVEVA technology and laser scanning enable IES Engineering to apply Lean processes on revamp projects California-based IES Engineering is a dynamic young company specialising in the design, engineering and programming of upstream oil & gas facilities and processes. Strong demand for laser scanning brownfield projects has enabled IES to invest in developing specialised expertise in high-value scanning and as- building services. As a result, not only can it offer cost savings ranging from 25% to as much as 70% on laser scanned data, it is also able to apply Lean Construction methodologies to revamp projects. We met with Randy Meyer, Mechanical Project Manager at IES, to learn more. Benefits from AVEVA PDMS and laser scanning The decision to utilise laser scanning with AVEVA PDMS was based both on the value obtained from such a combination and from its ease of implementation and use. AVEVA PDMS's support for laser scan data means that IES field crews can use high-performance scanners and survey instruments to efficiently capture the numerous pipes, vessels, supports and other plant features, including data needed for terrain models. 'We made the decision to invest in in-house scanning capabilities predominantly due to our piping and facility design expertise,' Randy explained. 'Many survey service providers do not have the level of specialised engineering understanding required.' The ability to take laser scanned data and move it directly into the PDMS design model saves a significant amount in overall costs and time. 'Not only have we been able to cut labour hours in half, the amount of material wastage is greatly reduced,' continued Randy. 'We believe that if the design can be fabricated in shop instead of on site, this provides great value in the construction phase through reduced costs, fewer man-hours and earlier project start-up.' continued... AVEVA World Magazine 2014 | Issue 2 p20

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