Heurtey Petrochem Enhances Engineering, Design and Analysis Accuracy with CADWorx & Analysis Solutions

Read how a leading international engineering group engineers and designs process heaters for a gas to gasoline plant in Akhat Velayat, Turkmenistan.

Process heaters for gas to gasoline plant
Heurtey Petrochem was contracted to do the engineering, fabrication, inspection, testing, packaging and shipment of seven process heaters for a new gas to gasoline plant in Akhat Velayat, Turkmenistan.
The main goal of the project was to efficiently create up-to-date and factual P&IDs, design the heater coils and the external piping located on the heater as well as the design of piping skids.

Heater cabin, designed with CADWorx Plant Professional.

Finding a solution provider
As a long-term AutoCAD®-user, Heurtey Petrochem was looking for a solution that would run in an AutoCAD environment, have flexible licensing possibilities suitable for different project types, and have affordable pricing options. The company was also already familiar with the high quality of the Intergraph® solutions, and recognized the value of having one solution provider for different engineering departments.

Hexagon solutions were used throughout the project by the Heurtey Petrochem’s piping department. From creating P&IDs, 3D modeling, stress analysis, coils and piping layouts to producing isometrics and extracting materials information, CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions helped Heurtey Petrochem to improve efficiency and accuracy of engineering design and analysis work processes and deliverables.


An example of how the piping will be located on the actual heater. Created in Intergraph CADWorx Plant Professional.

Realizing results
In addition to creating P&IDs, the overall project scheme included 3D modeling, stress analysis and fabrication for the heater coils. Isometric diagrams, support modeling, and material procurement was also executed with Intergraph solutions. Besides this, also the external piping for the heater and the skids were designed, analyzed, and procured using Intergraph solutions. Tie-in, line and valves list was obtained from Intergraph CADWorx P&ID, while CADWorx Plant Professional was used for 3D modelling, and CAESAR II® for stress and support structure analysis.

During the project, eight project team members worked in CADWorx Plant Professional, whilst CADWorx P&ID and CAESAR II were used by one engineer each. The new system manages .DWG and .C2 files for tens of megabytes of data as well as tens of thousands of records in .mdb file format.

By using Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis, Heurtey Petrochem was able to secure the following benefits:

  • 50% cost savings (traditional 2D vs. 3D) for medium-sized projects.
  • Increased quality of work processes and documentation.
  • Improved efficiency by decreasing the time spent on non-engineering activities.
  • Ability to better track deadlines and budgets throughout the project.

Moving forward
Currently, Heurtey Petrochem is using Intergraph solutions in three different engineering projects, and considers expanding the use of the solutions in the future. Remus Marinescu, lead piping engineer at Heurtey Petrochem Romania commented on their use of Intergraph solutions: “The slogan Shaping Smart Change perfectly describes the way the company helps to drive improvements in efficiency and engineering quality by providing smarter engineering solutions.

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About Heurtey Petrochem
Founded in 1953, Heurtey Petrochem is an international oil and gas engineering group operating within two market segments: process furnaces for refining, petrochemicals and hydrogen production, and natural gas treatment.

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