Matomo Projects, a Basil Read Group Company, was assigned the design of a chrome tailings recovery plant for Assmang Chrome’s Dwarsrivier Mine to recover saleable platinum-group metals (PGM) concentrate from the mine.
Matomo chose CADWorx Plant Professional because with its previous software solution, design work for the 38 process pipelines would have exceeded the 85 budgeted hours by 75%. CADWorx could generate accurate automatic isometrics and allow the team to meet a seemingly impossible constraint. The company could also automatically compile bulk piping bills of quantities and export to Microsoft Excel for expediting.
“The bill of materials generated from the database guaranteed virtually 100% accuracy of material used in the model for project procurement,” explained Anton Botha, senior piping design draftsman at Matomo.
The team managed fabrication and erection onsite. With CADWorx, many hours of detailing were eliminated compared to the conventional software previously used. It was Matomo’s first project using CADWorx for the piping design and isometrics.
“The specifications for the carbon steel and HDPE pipes were developed in-house by a senior piping design draughtsman with virtually no CADWorx experience,” said Botha, “a task that would have been impossible within the time constraints without CADWorx.”
Matomo Projects received the CADWorx Drivers of Success Runner-Up Award for its use of the software. The annual Drivers of Success competition recognizes innovative applications of Hexagon products, impressive project results, and significant benefits from collaboration among disciplines and the integration of the products.
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