Air Liquide E&C Expedites Oleochemical Project with PV Elite


Air Liquide E&C was selected for the Godrej II project in Valia, Gujarat, India, involving two oleochemical production facilities. The project includes the fatty acid fractionation and distillation plant (Unit 105) with a capacity of 120 tons per day (TPD) and the glycerin distillation and bleaching plant (Unit 104) with a capacity of 35 TPD.

The Godrej II project posed significant challenges for the firm’s engineers, including a tight commissioning deadline of 12 to 14 months for the design and delivery of more than 58 pieces of complex equipment.

“This was also the first time our team had designed heat exchangers,” explained Arvind Raina, assistant lead for the New Delhi team at Air Liquide E&C.

To address the project challenges, Air Liquide E&C chose PV Elite because it incorporates the necessary design codes and has the automation tools needed to ensure optimum design in minimum time.

“With PV Elite, we saved a lot of man-hours and eliminated errors, avoiding costly rework,” Raina added, “and it would have been impossible to meet the tight design schedule and commissioning deadline without PV Elite.”

Air Liquide E&C received the 2016 PV Elite Drivers of Success Runner-Up Award for its use of the software. The annual Drivers of Success competition recognizes innovative applications of CADWorx & Analysis Solutions products, impressive project results, and significant benefits from collaboration among disciplines and the integration of the products.

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