Plant Engineering Optimize and Accelerate the Planning

Editor: Manja Wühr

Zeppelin Systems will demonstrate its new approach to planning and designing plants for the plastics industry at the K 2016, hall 9, booth B41.

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3D technology leads to better plant design results.
3D technology leads to better plant design results.
(Source: Zeppelin Systems)

While a traditional machine construction company focuses on the machine, a plant engineering company's planning will keep the total plant in mind. To do so, the company makes use of various planning tools. One of them is the Zeppelin Value Engineering concept which enables extensive discussions and the optimization of the plant concept in digital form at a very early stage. This leads to better concept solutions such as optimized piping, improved room layout or perfect positioning of all components, and shorter distances.

"We use the same tools as international contractors, planning every plant using 3D technology," Hofmann explains. This experience is also useful for revamping. With the help of a 3D laser scanner, an accurate model of an existing plant can be created. This is always helpful in cases where building alterations have not been recorded over time, data formats are not convertible or when the drawings do not correspond to reality. Informed decisions can then be taken regarding the components that will remain in the old plant or be relocated and those that will be disassembled during modernization. Rebuilding a plant can therefore be planned accurately and performed with little production downtime and a high level of security. Zeppelin Systems supports plants for the production and processing of plastics from the first planning steps to realization, covering the complete lifecycle including modernization.